September 29, 2008

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Pick and Preview

Baltimore Ravens (2-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)
Monday, 8:30 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Steelers  -  7   ,  Total  34.5

 

The lead in the AFC North will be at stake on Monday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens.  The Steelers come into the game banged up and their health doesn’t figure to improve against a very physical Ravens squad.  The Steelers will be without running back Willie Parker in the game while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is nursing a sore shoulder.  Big Ben could be in for a long night against the NFL’s top ranked defense. Monday’s game could be a defensive war since Baltimore is ranked first in yards allowed while Pittsburgh is ranked #2.

SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Steelers  at Home.

 

The Steelers will be counting heavily on rookie Rashard Mendenhall who gets the start on Monday in place of Parker. “I had a lot of experience in the preseason and early in the season, so I’m just looking forward to going in there,” Mendenhall said. “You have to make sure you have your assignments down and have an idea what they’re going to do so, come game time, you’ve seen it all before.”

 

The Steelers have been the masters of Monday Night Football at home recently.  They have won their last 13 Monday night home games including a 38-7 win against Baltimore last year.  Here are more NFL betting stats for Monday’s game.  The Ravens are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 4.

The Ravens are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games on grass. The Ravens are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Ravens are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September. The Ravens are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. AFC. The Ravens are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Ravens are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Ravens are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.

SBG Global Current Line: Steelers  -  5   ,  Total  34

The Steelers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Steelers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. the AFC. The Steelers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

 

The Over is 7-1 in the Ravens last 8 games on grass. The Over is 7-1 in the Ravens last 8 Monday games. The Over is 7-1 in the Ravens last 8 vs. the AFC. The Over is 7-2-1 in the Ravens last 10 vs. the AFC North. The Over is 7-2 in the Ravens last 9 games overall. The Under is 9-4-3 in the Ravens last 16 games in September.

 

The Over is 4-1 in the Steelers last 5 vs. the AFC. The Over is 41-15-2 in the Steelers last 58 home games. The Over is 5-2 in the Steelers last 7 games overall. The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh between the two teams. The Over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall.

 

Pick: Ravens 2units out of 5 units

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