The Ravens and Steelers have made a tradition out of playing hard-fought, close-scoring games that end up having a big sway in divisional fortunes.
It doesn’t look like that’s expected to change in Week 5, with oddsmakers projecting Baltimore as a 4.5-point favorite with the total points set at just 40.5.
Let’s dig into what that means and where you can find betting value on this game:
Ravens vs. Steelers Week 5 Opening Odds
Baltimore has been a better team than Pittsburgh by just about every metric so far this season and it’s hard to feel good about the Steelers after last week’s 30-6 loss to the Texans.
If that weren’t enough to have you feeling confident about your Ravens, Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett exited last week’s loss with a knee injury and didn’t return.
Initial reports indicate that Pickett’s absence could be brief, but there’s a good chance he misses this game, and even if he doesn’t, he likely won’t be at 100% health.
That means you can bet on the better team with a strong chance of them going against a backup quarterback!
Baltimore is 3-1 against-the-spread this season while Pittsburgh is 2-2.
The under has hit in 3-out-of-4 games for each team this season, and it’s easy to see how that could happen again if a solid Ravens defense (14.5 points allowed per game, 3rd in NFL) puts pressure on Mitch Trubisky or a banged-up Pickett.
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