The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting the Baltimore Ravens in an always heated rivalry in the AFC North at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA, on December 5, 2021.
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens
- NFL – Regular season
- Date – 5/12/2021
- Starting time – 4.25 PM ET
- Venue: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Steelers Stats & Form
The Pittsburgh Steelers are at the bottom of AFC North with a 5-5-1 record and the games against the Ravens are pivotal for their season.
After a tie in their last home game against the winless Detroit Lions, the Steelers went on to lose two consecutive road games allowing 41 points in both.
Last week, Mike Tomlin’s team lost 41-10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Steelers lost the second quarter by 21-0 and when they picked up their game it was already too late. The Bengals defense kept Ben Roethlisberger from getting any real traction until it was too late. He was picked off twice and sacked three times, finishing with 263 yards. His 15-yard TD pass to Pat Freiermuth came late in the game.
The Steelers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league and has allowed a staggering 180.5 yards per game on the ground over the last four weeks.
Pittsburgh Steelers News
Cornerback Joe Haden will miss his third straight game due to a sprained foot. Linebacker T.J. Watt went into the Covid-19 protocol on Monday but was activated on Saturday and is expected to play. Rob Spillane is out due to a knee injury. Pat Freiermuth went into the concussion protocol last Sunday but is likely to play after practicing during the week.
Baltimore Ravens Stats & Form
The Baltimore Ravens have won three of their last four and have the AFC’s best record at 8-3.
Last Sunday, the Ravens struggled but still managed to defeat the Cleveland Browns 16-10 at home. Lamar Jackson threw four interceptions and also led the team with 68 yards on 17 carries. After a bad performance against the Browns and having missed his Week 11 start with an illness, Lamar Jackson remarked that he was “getting back in the lab.”
Jackson is throwing the ball a lot more for the Ravens this season, having already attempted 341 passes through 11 games. That’s just 35 fewer than all of 2020 as he is averaging 12.3 rushing attempts per game.
Baltimore Ravens News
Marlon Humphrey, arguably the Ravens’ best defensive back, is questionable coming into the matchup due to an injury. Defensive tackle Calais Campbell missed last weekend’s game against Cleveland and was limited at practice this week. Linebacker Patrick Queen and cornerback Jimmy Smith were also limited.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Head-to-Head Stats
The Steelers have swept last season’s games while the Ravens did the same in 2019. The Steelers have won six of the last ten against the Ravens. The last time they played, Pittsburgh won 19-14.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Odds
The Baltimore Ravens are the favorites to get to their ninth win on the season against the Steelers with -219 odds to do so while the Steelers are at 173.
The total point margin is set at 44 with both ways at -111.
This will be a much closer game than the standings can tell. Pittsburgh is always a tough place for the ravens and that will be the case once again this Sunday. Still, the Ravens are the better team and Lamar Jackson will definitely use the Steelers poor defense to show once again that he is the top quarterback at the moment. A Ravens win with over 44 points is our pick for Sunday night.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): -219 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 173 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Baltimore Ravens to win (-219 by 22bet)