Steelers vs. Ravens

Steelers vs. Ravens: Week 9 Betting Odds

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking for revenge after a 35-7 whooping the Ravens put on them in week one. That game was held in Baltimore, and this one will be in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are a much better football team now than they were earlier in the season, so we’re expecting a much closer game this time. Below are the latest betting odds. Click on any of the odds to place a bet.

The Baltimore Ravens play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 11th, 2011. This is the first regular season game of the year, and the Steelers are currently 1-point underdogs at Sports Interaction. This should be one of the better NFL week 1 games, and the Ravens will be looking for revenge of their loss to the Steelers in the AFC Divisional Playoffs last season. The Steelers won that game 31-24, but they also played two tough games during the 2012 regular season.

During week 4, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Steelers 17-14 in Pittsburgh. In week 13, the Steelers took a 13-10 win in Baltimore.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2010 – 2011 NFL season with a 12-4 record. With a division record of 5-1, the Steelers won the AFC North over the Ravens. The Ravens also had a 12-4 record, but were 4-2 in the division. The Steelers had a modest 5-3 record at home, but they went 7-1 on the road, including a win in Baltimore during the regular season.

They beat the Ravens 31-24 in the 2011 AFC divisional playoffs, then the New York Jets 24-19 in the Conference Championship game. They lost the 2011 Super Bowl to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 31-25.

The Steelers are always a threat to go deep in the playoffs, and 2011 – 2012 should be no different. Ben Roethlisberger has proven himself as a big-game player, winning two Super Bowls, and making it to a third Super Bowl in his 7 year career.

Baltimore Ravens

The odds below this part of the article were from a few weeks ago, and we’re leaving them the way they were at that time so bettors can see how the lines have been moving. Since then, the spread has become tighter, with the public taking the Steelers and the points.

The Baltimore Ravens also had a 12-4 record during the 2010 – 2011 season. They went 7-1 at home, and 5-3 on the road. The Ravens played the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round, taking an easy 30-7 win. They faced off against the Steelers in the AFC Divisional Playoffs, losing 31-24.

QB Joe Flacco continued to improve in the 20120 – 2011 season, and gives the Ravens a chance in any game they play. He needs to perform better in the red zone, his offensive line to step it up, and some help from rookie receiver Torrey Smith. He’s likely to be the #2 receiver, and he adds speed that the receiving core desperately needs.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 Week 1 Prediction

At the time of this writing, we’re still waiting for preseason games to start. The Steelers were a great road team last season, and beat the Ravens in Baltimore in week 13. I expect Big Ben and the Steelers offense to be more ready to go on week 1 than the Ravens offense, so it comes down to the Ravens defense. Getting 2.5 points, I’m inclined to take the Steelers and the points right now. After the preseason, before this week 1 game, we’ll update this page with a more complete analysis and prediction.

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