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Sunday NFL Betting Picks: Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers

The NFL regular season is almost at a close, but just in time for Christmas Day there are still some killer football games to bet on. Keep reading to get my Sunday NFL betting pick between the Ravens vs Steelers. And have a Merry Christmas!

  • What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
  • When: Sunday, December 25, 2016
  • Start Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Stadium: Heinz Field
  • Spread: Pittsburgh -5
  • Moneyline: Steelers -5 vs Ravens +195
  • Game Total: 44.5

Betting on the Ravens…

Baltimore is still alive and kicking to make it to the playoffs. The Ravens defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, 7-26 and kept their hopes alive at 8-5, just one game behind to get the last AFC wild card spot.

Quarterback Joe Flacco though roughed up by the Eagles’ defense still managed to put up 206 yards on just 16 of 30 completed passes. He also put up two touchdowns passes for the win. He’ll face another tough challenge against the sturdy Steelers’ defense but Baltimore has the upper hand having defeated the Steelers in the past two occasions these two have met.

Betting on the Steelers…

Pittsburgh struggled in their last game against the Cincinnati Bengals; down by as much as 14 points in the first half, the Steelers had to scramble back to notch a win, 24-20. If they defeat the Ravens, they’ll notch the AFC North title and head on to the playoffs.

However, winning will be easier said than done. The Steelers’ offense hasn’t exactly been performing up to snuff; in fact, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has only passed for one touchdown pass in his last two games and things are further complicated by the possible absence of tight end Ladarius Green who might be suffering from a concussion.

Pittsburgh may have the upper hand on defense. While they struggled in the first half of their game against the Bengals, they picked up the slack in the second half and completely shut down Cincinnati’s offensive drive keeping them to only 222 yards in total.

Betting Trends:

  • Baltimore is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Baltimore is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Game Prediction: This game will be close, as most games are between these two teams. However, the Steelers buck the trend and defend their home turf. Pittsburgh wins and covers.