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NFL Week 13 Betting: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens Pick and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens

Two longtime rivals from the AFC North will get together on Sunday in Baltimore. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will play a re-match of the Week 11 game where the Ravens won. In the last game, the Steelers started with a rushing touchdown from back-up Byron Leftwich, but never again got into the end zone. Baltimore leads the division with a 9-2 record. A win in this game would pretty much luck up another divisional title. Baltimore used all 60 minutes, plus overtime to down the San Diego Chargers last week. Pittsburgh is 6-5 and tied with the Bengals for the final wildcard in the AFC. The Steelers have lost two straight games; to Baltimore and Cleveland.

Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens have continued to impress the rest of the NFL with their nearly 350 yards per game offensively. Joining Flacco in the offense is Ray Rice, with 794 yards and 7 touchdowns, along with Torrey Smith, also with 7 touchdowns. While the Ravens defense has struggled this season with injuries, they continue to win games; winning four straight games. Baltimore has outscored foes 283-219 on the season.

It appears Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not play in this game. Big Ben did not play in the last game either. The quarterback has in replaced by Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch. Pittsburgh has been the best team against the run pass this season allowing teams to pass for just 165.7 yards per game. The Steelers have both Mike Wallace and Heath Miller that have caught six touchdown passes on the season.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • ¬†Pittsburgh Steelers +6.5
  • Baltimore Ravens -6.5

Free Prediction and Pick

The Baltimore Ravens would love to win to wrap up the AFC North this early in the season. This is a big rivalry game, so expect both teams to be ready to play. In the end, the Steelers have way too many injuries to withstand all of them. Pittsburgh has a tough time scoring points, and that will continue against a hungry Ravens team. We like the Ravens to win this game.

Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 24-14

The Ravens are nearly a touchdown favorite in this game over their rival. The Steelers defense will keep them in the game for quite a while, but in the end they will bend a bit. Baltimore will be able to score a few touchdowns, while the Steelers will have a tough time getting it into the end zone. We like the Baltimore Ravens to cover the spread, at home over the Steelers.

Pick: Baltimore Ravens -6.5