NFL football betting fans will have their choice of two highly skilled and capable teams that are physical and hate each other with an intensity that is hard to rival in pro football betting.
CBS Sports will telecast the highly anticipated matchup of the Baltimore Ravens at the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third meeting of the season between these AFC North Division rivals. Kickoff is set for 4:35 PM ET and Sports Gambling opened with Pittsburgh as a 3 point favorite with a total of 36.5.
Pittsburgh enters action in this NFL sports betting matchup with a record of 12-4 straight up and 10-6 against the spread with 9 of their games going under the total. Pittsburgh paid out in 5 of their 8 home games while going under the total 5 times.
The Steelers won a tie breaker with Baltimore for the AFC North Division championship and had a bye last week during the wild card round. Pittsburgh ranked best in the NFL for points allowed on defense and ranked 12th for offensive scoring.
Baltimore has a NFL football gambling record of 12-4 straight up and 8-7-1 against the spread with 9 of their games going under the total. Baltimore was 5-2-1 against the spread on the road and went under the total in 5 of their away games.
The Ravens continued to prove their worth as road warriors last week in their wild card game at Kansas City as they scored a 30-7 payout as the game went under the total. Baltimore ranks 16th for offensive scoring but 3rd for points allowed on defense. Ray Rice rushed for 1223 yards and Joe Flacco passed for 3622 yards.
This divisional playoffs gambling matchup is the rubber match of the series as Baltimore got the money at Pittsburgh in a 17-14 win on October 3 as the game went under the total. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for that game. On December 5 the Steelers won the rematch at Baltimore 13-10 as the game again went under the total.
This is matchup of almost carbon copy teams that makes for a phenomenal handicapping challenge and a great game to watch as the winner makes the AFC Championship Game.