The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are set to kick off the second act in their 2017 regular-season rivalry on Sunday Night Football in Week 14. When the two teams go head-to-head at Heinz Field, there will be a lot on the line.
The Steelers can clinch a spot in the AFC Playoffs with a win by way of their second-straight AFC North title. As for the Ravens, they’re trying to cling to a Wild Card spot in the overall AFC Playoff Picture.
While the experts have weighed in on who they think will win, Las Vegas has narrowed their betting line since the Steelers opened as anywhere from 5- to 6-point favorites on Tuesday. The most recent Vegas line has Pittsburgh as 4.5-point favorites, per OddShark.
See the breakdown from OddShark on the upcoming matchup:
Including last Monday night's road win over Cincinnati, the Steelers are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games played at night.
The Steelers, second in the Super Bowl 52 odds, appeared to be on their way to their first loss since Oct. 8 when they went down 17-0 in the second quarter against the Bengals on Monday. Instead, Pittsburgh tied the game in the fourth quarter and kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to outscore Cincinnati 13-0 in the fourth quarter and come away with a 23-20 victory.
It continued Pittsburgh's flair for the dramatics over this winning streak, as five of the seven games have been decided by six points or fewer, and three of the last four have been decided by a field goal.
In their last 15 home games against division rivals, the Steelers are 12-3 SU and 9-4-2 ATS including a current run of 5-0 SU and 3-1-1 ATS, per the OddsShark NFL Database.
So now you have to ask yourself if you like the Steelers at home, in prime-time, against the Ravens? Do you like them to win and cover the 4.5-point spread? If so, you might want to head to the window to place your bet before the line changes again. But if you ask me, I’ll take the Steelers to win and cover in this situation.