Thursday Night Football Odds – Steelers and Ravens

The AFC north best battle takes the stage on Thursday Night as the Pittsburgh Steelers look for the fourth win in a row while visiting the Baltimore Ravens, at M&T Bank Stadium AT 8:30 PM ET.

steelers-ravens-retroThe Steelers have won their last three matchups by double digits and have looked better on defense since the Patriots smacked them four weeks ago.

“That team is hot,” Ravens running back Ray Rice said of the Steelers. “They’re playing good football right now. They have (a) group, they have their stable of how they want to play football, and they’re doing a good job of it right now.”

The Ravens beat the Jets 27-3 on Sunday, but they have the 31st worst offense in the NFL.

“They are a tough team, we have to go into their place and look forward to a good battle,” said Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. “There is a lot on the line with this game like it always is when we play them. It always seems like whenever either team is trying to get somewhere, the other is in their way.

Pittsburgh is 5-13 against the spread in its last 18 games on the road, and 3-7 straight up in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Baltimore.

Baltimore is 3-7-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh, and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Steelers.

The betting lines have the Ravens as 2.5 point favorites.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can’t do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he’s more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn’t let Frank write his profile.