Ravens vs. Steelers Week 4 Betting Odds

The 2-1 Baltimore Ravens will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the 1-1-1 Steelers in the seasons 4th Sunday night matchup. These teams are both coming off wins last week and this is an important matchup between 2 AFC North foes. Pittsburgh defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road 30-27. They were lucky to hold on as they held a 30 -10 lead at halftime lead before allowing the Buccaneers to score 17 unanswered points. Wide Receiver Ju Ju Smith-Schuster sat out Wednesday’s practice with an abdomen injury and his status for this game is undecided. Last week The Ravens bounced back from a bad defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals by defeating the Denver Broncos at home 27-14 last week. They played without middle line backer C.J. Mosley who had a knee injury but Mosley has practiced all week and is expected to play in this game.

Baltimore allowed the Broncos to score 14 first quarter points but their defense held them scoreless for the rest of the game. They intercepted Case Keenum once, sacked him 3 times and had 5 tackles for losses. They struggled a little bit against the run as the Bengals gained 120 yards on 24 carries, which is an average of 5 yards per rush. Through 3 games so far this season the Ravens defense has allowed their opponents to score an average of 13.3 points per game. Offensively, Joe Flacco played well as he completed 25 of 40 passes for 277 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was Michael Crabtree who had 7 catches for 61 yards. They struggled running the ball as they gained just 77 yards on 28 carries which is an average of just 2.8 yards per game.

Ben Roethlisberger had a monster game last week as he had a passer rating of 120.7. He completed 30 of 38 passes for 353 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. His favorite target was Smith-Schuster who had 9 catches for 116 yards. They struggled running the ball gaining just 78 yards on 22 carries. In the first 3 games this season, their offense scored an average of 29.3 points per game. Defensively, they allowed the Buccaneers to gain 474 yards of offense and allowed 6 different receivers to catch passes that gained at least 16 yards. They did have success against the run as the Buccaneers gained just 63 yards on 16 carries.

Pittsburgh will have home field advantage and are favored by a field goal. They are 1-2 against the spread this season and lead the league in penalty yards, with 120 per game. The Ravens have gone 2-1 against the spread this season but are 0-1 at home. Both defenses have played well this season with the Ravens first in the league with 273 yards allowed and the Steelers are tied for second in the league with 11 sacks. The Fans at Heinz stadium will be ready as the Steelers are tied for last in the AFC North while the Ravens are tied for first.