NFL Games of the Year: Steelers -3.5 hosting rival Ravens

Jun 11, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Jesse Schule gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 7: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5)

Past history: Baltimore is 3-2 SU, 2-2-1 ATS since 2011.

Early look at the Ravens:
The Ravens have a win total of nine, after winning 10 games in 2012. Joe Flacco's big payday forced Baltimore to part ways with Anquan Boldin, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger and Bernard Pollard. They get some help on defense with Elvis Dumervil coming over from the Broncos.

Early look at the Steelers: Pittsburgh went 8-8 in 2012 and has a win total of 9.5 for the 2013 season. Like the Ravens, the Steelers lost a lot of veteran talent in Mike Wallace, James Harrison and Keenan Lewis. Ben Roethlisberger missed three games last year and he hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2008.

Where this line will move: The Ravens are expected to struggle after losing eight starters from their championship roster. But if they can fill those holes and stay competitive we could see this line come down a little.

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