The Week 9 NFL football betting line came out with the Baltimore Ravens favored over the Pittsburgh Steelers but shouldn’t be paid too much attention since Big Ben Roethlisberger appears to be healthy. This AFC North Divisional battle has Pittsburgh traveling to Baltimore on Sunday, November 6th for an early game 1 PM kickoff at M&T Banks Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Steelers have been the same ATS and straight up in this 2016 NFL Football season at 4-3 while the Ravens have 3 wins and 4 losses while going 2-5 ATS.<
Steelers Vs Ravens Line & Free Pick
The Week 9 NFL betting line was still off the board at most books as of early Friday morning with Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger listed as questionable. Some lines have popped up between Baltimore -2.5 and Pittsburgh -1 has been flickering from a pick game to being off the board all week. Today the Steelers officilly listed Big Ben’s status as questionable. You know what that means.
What: Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Baltimore, MD
Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
Spread: Ravens -3
Moneyline: Pittsburgh +120 at Baltimore -140
Game Total: 43
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Pittsburgh vs Baltimore
Bet on Pittsburgh Because…
The Steelers has about as many superstars on their team as any NFL team out there, and they are playing cohesively very well together. Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell play well with anyone behind center, and with Roethlisberger probably playing, are dying to have a successful reunion at their bitter rival Ravens’ expense.
Joe Flacco will be hard pressed to get 250 yards passing in this affair, and this rushing matchup on paper does not match up well at all for the Ravens. This is not the Baltimore defense of years past, and the defensive statistic numbers supporting Baltimore are overly inflated.
Bet on Baltimore Because…
Whether it is Landry Jones or Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t matter, because when you look at Big Ben’s home and away splits they are big time different. Away games do not treat Ben very well, and the number 4 overall defense of Baltimore can’t wait to show Pittsburgh some local hate on the grass.
Defense has always been a mainstay for the Ravens, and their 4th ranked rushing defense and 6th ranked passing defense should provide a balanced blockade against LeVeon Bell’s multi-talented skills on their home field. They are also coming off their bye week with a fully healthy crew finally.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Since Ben Roethlisberger is probably playing, this line will probably go to Pittsburgh -3 which is where this NFL betting spread should be. You should try to get this fired on as soon as possible before it goes up.
The leadership and quarterback skills of Joe Flacco this year have been SO SLACKO and will be against the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of their home fans. Speaking of home, it doesn’t act like that to Baltimore if you look at the 2-11-1 record against the NFL spread in their last 14 home games played.