Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers
12-25-16 NFL Betting Predictions

When: 4:30 PM ET, Sunday, December 25, 2016
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: NFL Network
Betting Line: Steelers -5.5 Total: 44.5

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Baltimore Ravens 8-6 SU,6-8 ATS

The Baltimore Ravens are still alive in the playoff hunt. The Ravens fought off a valiant effort from the Philadelphia Eagles to get the 27-26 win on Sunday. Baltimore improves to 8-5, just a game back of the final AFC wild-card spot.

Flacco and the Ravens offense could have another rough night against a Pittsburgh defense that’s playing very well of late. The Baltimore defense should be fully up for this big game against its bitter division rivals, though. The Ravens limited the Steelers offense to just 277 yards in a 21-14 win back in Week 9.

Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers 9-5 SU,9-5 ATS

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed some time to warm up against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers went down by as many as 14 points in the first half as the offense struggled to get going. However in the second half they battled back for a 24-20 win. The Steelers are now 9-5 and can seal the AFC North title by beating the Ravens at home.

Games between the Steelers and Ravens are typically close; 7 of the last 11 games have been decided by three points or fewer. This game figures to be a similarly rough and grinding affair.

The Pittsburgh defense looks well-equipped for that sort of game, though. They shut the Bengals out in the second half of their game, and limited them to just 222 total yards. They still haven’t allowed over 20 points during their current five-game win streak, and are allowing well below 300 total yards per game.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Sportsbetting

Ravens vs Steelers
Prediction: Ravens +5.5

This has the makings of a good close game. Both defenses have been playing better lately and while I am not betting on the total. If I was I would take the under. In the end this should come down to a field goal one way or the other and I will take the Ravens as long as I can get at least 4 points.