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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens – ATS Pick

Time: 8:30 PM EST Thursday November 28, 2013, ESPN / WatchESPN

Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a AFC North divisional match up.

In their last games Baltimore had no trouble with the New York Jets beating them 19-3 at home as a 4 point favorite. The Steelers beat division rival the Cleveland Browns 27-11 on the road as a 2 point underdog.

The Ravens fell to the Steelers 19-16 in week 7 on the road when Shaun Suisham kicked a 42 yard field goal as time expired. The Steelers have won the last 2 meetings. The series is at 5-5 in their last 10 and 8 out of the last 10 games have been decided by a field goal or less.

The Steelers have a record of 7-3-2 against the number in their last 12 games against the Ravens and are also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 trips to Baltimore.

The Ravens have gone under the posted total in 7 out of the last 7 home games and also have a under record of 8-2 in their last 10 when facing a team with a losing record.

This season Baltimore is 4-1 at home and Pittsburgh is 2-4 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Baltimore -2.5
Over/Under Total Line: 40.5
Moneyline: Steelers -420 / Ravens +335

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Pittsburgh Steelers: 5-6 SU 5-6 ATS
Baltimore Ravens: 5-6 SU 6-5 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• PIT is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
• PIT is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games.
• PIT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
• BAL is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
• BAL is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win.
• BAL is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Pittsburgh Steelers: 17.92
Baltimore Ravens: 21.44

Key Player Injuries

[S] 11/25/2013 – Shamarko Thomas Ques Thursday (Ankle)
[DE] 11/25/2013 – Brett Keisel Ques Thursday (Foot)
[LB] 11/25/2013 – LaMarr Woodley Ques Thursday (Calf)
[LB] 11/25/2013 – Stevenson Sylvester Ques Thursday (Hamstring)
[CB] 11/25/2013 – Steve McLendon Out Thursday (Ankle)
[TE] 11/24/2013 – Richard Gordon Out indefinitely (Toe)
[TE] 11/17/2013 – Matt Spaeth Out indefinitely (Foot)
[DB] 11/26/2013 – Curtis Brown I-R Out for the season (Knee)
[DB] 11/6/2013 – Sean Spence I-R Out for the season (Knee)
[T] 10/15/2013 – Levi Brown I-R Out for the season (Tricep)
[TE] 10/15/2013 – David Johnson I-R (Wrist)
[WR] 10/7/2013 – Plaxico Burress I-R (Shoulder)
[C] 9/9/2013 – Maurkice Pouncey I-R Out for the season (Knee)
[LB] 9/9/2013 – Larry Foote I-R Out for the season (Bicep)
[RB] 9/9/2013 – LaRod Stephens-Howling I-R Out for the season (Knee)
[DE] 9/2/2013 – Nicholas Williams I-R Out for the season (Knee)

[C] 11/24/2013 – Ryan Jensen Out indefinitely (Foot)
[TE] 11/6/2013 – Dennis Pitta Out indefinitely (Hip)
[DE] 9/3/2013 – Kapron Lewis-Moore Out indefinitely (Knee)
[WR] 9/11/2013 – Aaron Mellette Out for the season (Knee)
[LB] 9/3/2013 – D.J. Bryant Out for the season (Knee)
[LB] 8/27/2013 – Adrian Hamilton Out for the season (Wrist)

Next Game
Miami @ Pittsburgh
Minnesota @ Baltimore

Our Selection : Three straight wins and 5 wins in their last 7 have the Steelers and their fans thinking that they are back in the playoff race. Even with the hot streak we just aren’t suggesting a “buy” on the Steelers this week. Pittsburgh is 2-4 on the road this season beating a team with a rookie QB and another team who used two QB’s that would struggle to make it as the No. 3 QB on most team.
Baltimore is 4-1 and were a failed 4th down from the 1 from being an undefeated 5-0 at home this season. Their defense has been outstanding in recent games holding the offensively challenged Jets to 3 points and top offensive clubs Chicago and Cincinnati to higher than the play reflected totals of 23 and 20 in two OT games.
Take the Baltimore Ravens -2.5 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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