NFL football gambling expectations are just as high for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they are also a top betting on NFL football choice to play on Super Sunday.
NBC Sunday Night Football will get one of the best NFL rivalries going today as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens with a kickoff time set for 8:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Baltimore as a 3 point favorite and with a total of 39.5.
The Ravens and Steelers are tied for first place in the AFC North. Baltimore won the previous matchup between these two teams on October 3 at Pittsburgh 17-14 as Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended.
The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a hard fought 17-10 home win over Tampa Bay in which they failed to get the money as 7.5 point dogs and now have a record of 8-3 straight up and 5-5-1 with the NFL lines. Baltimore has gone under the total in 6 of 11 games.
The Ravens have won 2 straight and 4 of their last 5 overall. Baltimore ranks in the middle of the pack for most offensive categories while their defense continues to be the foundation of the team and ranks 5th in the NFL for points allowed.
Joe Flacco has shown improvement at quarterback over last year and has a solid 93.2 rating with an 18/8 TD/INT ratio. Ray Rice continues to be a workhorse back with 815 yards rushing. Of note is the lack of a bona fide game breaking receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-3 straight up and 6-5 with the NFL gambling odds and have gone under the total in 6 of 11 games. Pittsburgh is coming off a 19-16 overtime escape win at Buffalo last week as they failed to cover as 6.5 point favorites.
Roethlisberger has been sharp with a 99.1 QB rating while Rashard Mendenhall has 962 yards rushing. Mike Wallace has an impressive 22 yards per catch with 8 touchdowns to provide a breakaway threat.
While Pittsburgh will be gunning for revenge it is no forgone conclusion as the Ravens are one of the most focused and well coached teams in NFL football gambling.