The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers are both 5-3 and will be looking to separate themselves in a very complicated AFC North, when they clash this Sunday at 8:30 PM ET, at the Heinz Field, in the NFL week 9.
The Ravens saw their two-game win streak get to an end when they lost 27-24 in Cincinnati against the Bengals. It was their second loss against them, and that puts them with the necessity to sweep the series against the Steelers.
— SundayNight Football (@SNFonNBC) October 31, 2014
Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 17 of 34 passes for 195 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INTs with a poor 43.1 passer rating in the loss to the Bengals.
Pittsburgh lost at Baltimore in week two 26-6, but it seem as the Steelers are a different team over the last two games, after beating the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts.
Their victory over the Colts had QB Ben Roethlisberger putting up ridiculous numbers in the 51-34 victory, throwing for 522 yards, 6 TDs without a pick.
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) October 30, 2014
Matchup: Baltimore Ravens Vs. Pittsburgh
Date: Sunday, Nov. 2nd
Time: 8:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Heinz Field
TV Info: NBC
Point Spread: PK
Flacco vs. Roethlisberger Betting Trends
Ravens QB Joe Flacco has had ups and downs this season throwing for 2049 yards 14 TDs and 7 INTs with a 90.6 passer rating, but he has been particularly bad away from home, throwing just one TD and four INTs in three outings.
Flacco is 7-6 on his career against the Steelers with 15 TDs and 5 INTs with an 85.3 passer rating. He’s 3-2 playing at Heinz Field with 6 TDs and 2 INTs.
Pittsburgh’s defense is 19th against the pass and 11th stopping the run this season.
QB Ben Roethlisberger leads the 4th best passing offense in the NFL, averaging 291.1 yards per game. Big Ben has thrown 2380 yards, second most in the NFL behind Colts QB Andrew Luck, 16 TDs and only 3 TDs.
Roethlisberger is 8-7 against the Baltimore Ravens on his career with 21 TDs and 16 INTs while posting an 80.9 passer rating. He’s 7-2 at home against the Ravens, including playoffs.
Big Ben will face the 22nd ranked pass defense and 7th against the run.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 31, 2014
Against The Spread Betting Trends
As mentioned, this game is a pick’em, but it opened with Baltimore as favorite by one point in the NFL betting odds
The Steelers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games on grass, and 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss, 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 19-7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games in November.