Wednesday NFL Predictions: Ravens vs Steelers Picks
Finally, game day is here for the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have been down this road before, we covered the updates and the changes, but finally, it is game day. For those that want to bet on football, this may be the hardest game to handicap all season. We are trying to make sense of it all for you as we make our Ravens vs Steelers picks for the special Wednesday afternoon NFL game.
If you have watched the spread of this game you have enjoyed a roller-coaster ride. As Week 13 odds came out, this remained on the board. As the dust settles and it is official (for now) that Robert Griffin III is the starter, the Steelers are (-10.5) point favorites in this mid-week matchup. This is an interesting move for multiple reasons.
The news keeps breaking so if you do decide to bet on this game, do it at your own risk. For example, the Ravens found out they had more positive tests on the flight to Pittsburgh!
Baltimore’s team flight is leaving, game is still on, but the Ravens did have two more positive tests today, per sources.
It is thought to be one player, one staff, and in the words of one source “not unexpected and not a concern for the game.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2020
The Line Tells a Story
The point –spread in this game tells a tale about this game. The Steelers are getting all of the love at the betting window because the Ravens will be without Lamar Jackson and they have been limited in practice. Yet, the Steelers are also in a difficult situation. The players are upset, RB James Conner will be out of this game and they have had to deal with changes in the schedule.
Ravens vs Steelers Picks
So who wins? Normally, this game is a pass, but a mid-week NFL rivalry game will attract plenty of betting action. Therefore, we have to give a pick to all of the people who will be betting on this game.
In the first meeting, the Ravens were able to run against the Steelers. That gameplay will be very effective in this meeting. RGIII is mobile and he can use the run-pass option to open up the Steelers defense and slow down the aggressive Steelers defense. The Ravens are a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four games as an underdog and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 games against the AFC.
The Ravens may not win this game, but they can keep it close. This inflated spread is overblown due to public perception and Baltimore is the best bet.