Steelers-Ravens Betting Guide for Week 8

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2021

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) at Baltimore Ravens (5-1)

The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Here’s our Steelers-Ravens Betting Guide.

All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET.

Steelers-Ravens Betting Guide

Steelers-Ravens Odds and Betting Lines

  • Against The Spread: Ravens -3.5 (-115) / Steelers +3.5 (-105)
  • Moneyline: Ravens (-196) / Steelers (+165)
  • Total: 46.5 — Over 46.5 (-110) / Under 46.5 (-110)
  • Implied Team Totals: Ravens 25, Steelers 21.5

Steelers, Ravens renew rivalry in game for first place in AFC North.

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Steelers-Ravens Injury Report

Steelers

  • LB Devin Bush (knee), OUT, IR to return
  • WR Diontae Johnson (ankle), Questionable
  • RB Derek Watt (hamstring), Questionable

Ravens

  • RB Mark Ingram (ankle), Questionable
  • RB Tyre Phillips (hand), Questionable
  • DE Derek Wolfe (concussion), Questionable


Steelers-Ravens Players to Watch

PIT QB Ben Roethlisberger keeps showing us why he came back following elbow surgery last season. The Steelers are the final unbeaten team in the NFL in large part to the play of Big Ben. He has 13 passing TDs and 4 interceptions while averaging 241 yards through the air.

He’s been spreading the ball around to his receiving corps, with rookie Chase Claypool leading the team in receiving yards (333) and TDs (4), but JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson have more targets with 42 and 41, respectively. They both also have 3 receiving TDs.

Steelers-Ravens Betting Guide: JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson will play key roles vs. Ravens
Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) and Diontae Johnson will be keys to Week 8. (USA TODAY Sports)

This is one of those “pick your poison" situations where any and all of them could have big games in Week 8 against Baltimore.

BAL QB Lamar Jackson won his lone start against the Steelers last season, but Big Ben didn’t play in that game. Lamar did most of his damage on the ground in the Ravens’ 26-23 OT win, racking up 70 yards on 14 rushes. He threw for just 161 yards, three picks and one touchdown, which went to BAL WR Marquise Brown — a player who remains the QB’s top downfield playmaker with 42 targets, 26 catches and 376 receiving yards so far in 2020.

Coming off the bye, Jackson has run for a touchdown in two of the Ravens’ previous three games to go along with 5 passing TDs and 2 interceptions. Facing a Steelers defense that has given up exactly 2 passing TDs in five of its six games this season, I’d expect Jackson to have a good but not great passing game, during which his legs will again be the difference come Sunday.


Steelers-Ravens Weather Report

The weather report at M&T Bank Stadium calls for a 25% chance of showers and a high temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind gusts of up to 14 mph are expected as well.


Steelers-Ravens Betting Guide

BEST BET: Steelers +3.5 (-105)

As noted above, the Steelers are the final undefeated team in the NFL this season, and we’re getting a key number in three, plus the hook (half-point).

This can and will be a tight game so I love getting the 3.5 points in a divisional matchup like this. The Steelers could win outright, but you can still win your bet if they happen to lose by a field goal or less.

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CONSIDER: Steelers (+165)

And speaking of the Steelers winning outright, I have to consider taking the last NFL team without a loss in 2020 to remain undefeated. In a game that is essentially a coin flip, this one will likely come down to one possession, and the Steelers could end up leaving Baltimore with another W on Sunday.

PASS: Over/Under 46.5 (-110)

There’s just not enough data here for me to have a lean on the over/under total, especially with this being the first ever matchup between Big Ben and Lamar.

Pauly Parlays is 21-11-2 on his NFL Best Bets in 2020.

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