The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by a field goal against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank stadium in Week 4. Las Vegas bookmakers have set the point total at 44, implying a 24-21 or 23-20 victory for the road team in this AFC North showdown. More than 80-percent of early wagers have been placed on Pittsburgh, with more than 90-percent on the under.
Both the Ravens and Steelers are looking to rebound from dispiriting losses in Week 3. Baltimore will also be seeking revenge against Pittsburgh following a last minute lost last Christmas that essentially knocked them out of the postseason. The victor will take the lead in the chase for AFC North supremacy at 3-1, while the loser will fall to 2-2.
The Steelers hold a 25-21 all-time edge in the epic rivalry, however the Ravens are 3-1 straight up and 3-0 against the spread over the last three seasons of the series. Last year, the Ravens won 21-14 at home as three point underdogs and the Steelers won in 31-27 at home as 5.5 point favorites due to Antonio Brown’s ‘immaculate extension.’ John Harbaugh’s Ravens have posted an 11-10 record versus their arch nemesis, including a 6-2 mark against Mike Tomlin over the eight most recent contests.
The hometown Ravens are just 1-6 against the spread in October games since 2014. On the other hand, divisional games often bring out their best as Baltimore is 10-3 against the spread when facing AFC North teams over the same time period. The Steelers are 15-9 against the spread as favorites over the last three seasons.
Other pertinent matchups on the Week 4 slate include Tennessee as two point road favorites in Houston and Cincinnati laying three in Cleveland. Denver is listed as a three point home favorite over Oakland. And the undefeated Chiefs will be featured on Monday night as touchdown favorites against Washington.