Ravens vs Steelers Prop Bet Picks & Score Prediction
When: 8:20 PM ET, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC.
Betting Line: Steelers -3. O/U: 49.5
Baltimore Ravens (2-1):Joe Flacco is getting production from the trio of wide receivers signed in the offseason. Michael Crabtree has a team-high 15 catches while John Brown and Willie Snead have 12 apiece. However, the Ravens needs to get the running game going.. Alex Collins, is averaging only 38.7 yards so far this season. Last week he had a season high 68 yards in the win over Denver. The Ravens lead the NFL in total defense (273.0 yards) but linebacker Terrell Suggs missed practice again Thursday so check to see if he is active for the game.
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1-1): Antonio Brown has 24 catches so far this seasno and JuJu Smith-Schuster has a team-high 27 receptions and 356 yards.Roethlisberger rebounded from a five-turnover season opener with his second straight three-touchdown performance. The Steelers rank 29th overall defensively but are tied for second in the NFL with 11.0 sacks.
Game Betting Predictions:
Taking the Steelers at home with Ben having one of his better games of the year. Neither team has been very effective running the ball and both will still try and run it early. Later in the game there the Steelers should be able to get the passing game going and that will be enough to cover the game. I am not taking a position on the total.
Pick: Steelers -3
Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 27 – Baltimore 20
Quarterback Prop Bet Advice & Picks
Joe Flacco has a 6:2 touchdown to interception ratio and the Ravens are 2-1 to start the season. The Steelers rank are average in terms of pass DVOA and the Ravens do have one of the higher implied team totals.
Ben Roethlisberger has always had better splits in home and primetime games.This isn’t the greatest matchup for Roethlisberger or the Steelers as the Ravens defense has been solid against both the run and pass to start the season.
I don’t have either team running the ball consistently and that will lead to both teams putting the ball in the air a lot.
Joe Flacco passing yards over 255½ (-115)
Joe Flacco pass attempts over 36½ (-115)
Ben Roethlisberger passing yards ov 307½ (-115)
Ben Roethlisberger pass attempts over 40½ (-105)
Joe Flacco vs Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger vs Ravens
Wide Receiver Prop Bet Advice & Picks:
Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree leads the team with 26 targets, but John Brown is right behind him with 23 and has really looked impressive. He leads the team with 222 receiving yards and two touchdowns, and is my preferred option on this receiving corp. The Steelers Antonio Brown last week had a 6-50-1 line. It was JuJu Smith-Schuster who led the team in most receiving categories, finishing with a 9-116-0 on a team-high 11 targets. Smith-Schuster now has 30 targets over his last two games and is tied for fourth in the NFL with 38 targets (Brown is second with 42 targets).
Antonio Brown pass receptions over 7½ (+100)
Juju Smith-Schuster receiving yards over 74½ (-115)
Michael Crabtree receiving yards under 56½ (-120)
Ravens Wide Receivers vs Steelers
Steelers Wide Receivers vs Ravens
Tight End Prop Bet Advice & Picks
Steelers tight ends Jesse James and Vance McDonald share the playing time almost equally. Last week James played on 50% of the snaps last week while McDonald played on 48%. McDonald had the better game but it is really a hit and miss on which one will get the big catch each week.
Ben Watson receiving yards under 38½ (-115)
Jesse James receiving yards over 17½ (-105)
Vance McDonald receiving yards under 39½ (-115)
Ravens Tight Ends vs Steelers
Steelers Tight Ends vs Ravens
Running Backs Prop Bet Advice & Picks:
James Conner has been fairly quiet since his big week one game and has operated more as a pass receiving running back than someone who will get 20+ carries on the ground. For the Ravens, Alex Collins rushed 18 times for 68 yards and a touchdown last week against the Broncos However, he played fewer snaps (49%) than Javorius Allen (54%). The two are splitting time at running back so both are more prone to an under bet.