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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick & Prediction JAN 9TH 2022

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: CBS
Logo Pittsburgh Steelers
VS
Logo Baltimore Ravens
42.5
OPENNER
-6

42.5o -110
CURRENT
-3 -110

+136
MONEYLINE
-156

16
SCORE
13

The end of the NFL season will showcase some incredible inter-division games. One of these games is between two teams in the AFC North that are hoping to get into the playoffs.

This likely won't be happening for either team, but a win could definitely help. The Ravens are on the outskirts of getting into the playoffs; hopefully, for them, Lamar Jackson comes back.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are third in the AFC North and will be missing the playoffs. It also could be the last game we see Ben Roethlisberger play quarterback. This is a huge game for the Steelers for a multitude of reasons.

However, one of the most important parts of this game is the betting lines. Even more important is how you can earn some winnings in Week 18.

Steelers vs. Ravens Betting Odds

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Steelers (+226) vs. Ravens (-254)

SPREAD: Steelers +5 (-110) vs. Ravens -5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 42 (-110) vs. Under 42 (-110)

Steelers at Ravens Preview for Week 18

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, this could be the curtain call for Ben Roethlisberger. Although nothing has been announced yet, it's assumed he'll retire after this game.

Considering the Steelers don't have much of a shot at the playoffs, this is likely his last game. The question is, how will the Steelers' offense perform in their last game with such a tenured quarterback?

Pittsburgh's offense has been lackluster over the last few weeks, especially in their loss to the Chiefs. Honestly, we don't expect a huge jump in their offensive performance against the Ravens either.

They come into this game as 5-point underdogs, but it could be more depending on Lamar Jackson. If he makes an appearance in this game, that spread could get larger.

If anything has been proven over the course of Jackson's time out, it's that the Ravens desperately need him. They've lost five straight games, but lucky for them, they're still second in the division.

With a few spots left in the playoffs, the Ravens actually have a chance to get in. However, it all depends on one person, Lamar Jackson, who is questionable for this game.

If Jackson is able to return, the likelihood of the Ravens winning skyrockets. However, if he's out, there's no telling how bad the Ravens may look on Sunday.

Five straight losses are hard to overcome, especially without Jackson. Their backup quarterback Tyler Huntley isn't doing much to help the team be successful.

Steelers at Ravens Predictions

Steelers 17 - Ravens 20

Neither the Steelers nor the Ravens have been great against the spread. The Ravens have a slight edge with an 8-8 ATS record compared to the Steelers 6-9.

However, the Steelers come into this game at +5. In a game where we might not see a lot of offense, the +5 is a pretty good bet. The only problem we see is if Lamar Jackson takes the field.

When betting this one, make sure the injury report is finalized first. This way, you'll know for sure whether Lamar Jackson will be playing. If he is, take the Baltimore Ravens; if not, take the Pittsburgh Steelers.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-3 in their last ten against the Ravens.

2. In their last ten meetings, the total has gone UNDER five times.

3. The Steelers' offense averages only 87.60 rushing yards per game.

Best Bet: Under 42 Points (-110)

PREDICTION
Pittsburgh Steelers
19
22
Baltimore Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Recap JAN 9TH 2022

Chris Boswell booted a 36-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 16-13 victory over the host Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon.

The victory, combined with the Jacksonville Jaguars' upset of the Indianapolis Colts, keeps the Steelers (9-7-1) alive in the AFC postseason race. Pittsburgh will claim the No. 7 postseason spot as long as the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders don't play to a tie on Sunday night.

Baltimore (8-9) was eliminated with the loss, which was its sixth straight setback.

Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger completed 30 of 44 passes for 244 yards, one touchdown and one interception in what could have been his final regular-season appearance. Chase Claypool caught the scoring pass.

In the overtime, Roethlisberger completed third-down throws to Pat Freiermuth (14 yards) and Diontae Johnson (11) and a key 10-yard, fourth-down toss to Ray-Ray McCloud to help set up Boswell's decisive kick.

Steelers star T.J. Watt had one sack to match the NFL record of 22.5 set by Michael Strahan of the New York Giants in 2001.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (ankle) missed his fourth consecutive game. Tyler Huntley filled in and completed 16 of 31 passes for 141 yards and two interceptions.

Latavius Murray rushed for a season-high 150 yards on 16 carries and scored Baltimore's lone touchdown.

Baltimore outgained the Steelers 381 yards to 314.

Pittsburgh drove 50 yards on 10 plays to move ahead 13-10 with 2:54 remaining in regulation. Roethlisberger completed third-down passes of 20 yards to McCloud and 11 to Freiermuth to keep the drive alive prior to a 6-yard scoring pass to Claypool.

However, Baltimore answered by moving 40 yards on seven plays to set up Justin Tucker's 46-yard field goal to tie it at 13 with 1:13 remaining.

Earlier, Murray broke free up the middle on a 46-yard touchdown run to give the Ravens a 10-3 lead with 12:32 left in the third quarter. Boswell kicked a 40-yard field goal with 7:41 left to move Pittsburgh within four.

Later in the period, Murray gained 22 and 27 yards on back-to-back rushes to help Baltimore reach the Steelers' 12-yard line. But on the first play of the fourth quarter, Cameron Sutton intercepted Huntley in the end zone to keep Pittsburgh down 10-6.

Pittsburgh struck first on Boswell's 28-yard field goal with 6:06 left in the opening quarter.

The Ravens tied the score on Tucker's 24-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the half. Watt recorded his record-tying sack 12 seconds earlier.

--Field Level Media

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