Ravens vs Steelers Week 12 Picks and Predictions

Nov 30, 2020 |
Ravens vs Steelers Week 12 Picks and Predictions
The Pittsburgh Steelers are big favorites in an AFC North rematch that has been rescheduled several times, and will be missing a number of key players on both sides due to COVID-19.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
The Pittsburgh Steelers are big favorites in an AFC North rematch that has been rescheduled several times, and will be missing a number of key players on both sides due to COVID-19.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

The final NFL betting option for Week 12 is a Wednesday afternoon (that's right WEDNESDAY) matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

This AFC North rivalry was originally expected to take place last Thursday, but after COVID-19 absolutely decimated Baltimore's lineup, the game was moved to Tuesday, and now Wednesday.

The Steelers are the last unbeaten team in the league at 10-0 and are installed as 10-point home favorites against the undermanned Ravens.

We break down the NFL odds with our best free picks and predictions for the Ravens vs Steelers on Wednesday, December 2, with kickoff at 3:40 p.m. ET. 

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview

Weather

Heinz Field should be cold and windy on Tuesday, with a temperature of 35 degrees, winds reaching up to 13 miles per hour, and a 38 percent chance of rain. Be sure to monitor the gametime conditions with our NFL weather info.

Key Injuries

Ravens: Lamar Jackson QB (Out), Mark Andrews TE (Out), Matt Judon LB (Out), Willie Snead WR (Out), Brandon Williams DT (Out), J.K. Dobbins RB (Out), Mark Ingram II RB (Out), Ronnie Stanley T (Out), Calais Campbell DE (Out), Nick Boyle TE (Out), Anthony Averett CB (Out), Jaylon Ferguson DE (Out), Pernell McPhee (Out), Matt Skura C (Out).
Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey C (Out), Jaylen Samuels RB (Out), James Conner RB (Out), Stephon Tuitt DE (Out), Devin Bush LB (Out), Zach Banner T (Out).
Find our latest NFL injury reports.

Betting Trend to Know

The Steelers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Find more NFL betting trends for Ravens vs. Steelers.

Against the Spread (ATS) Pick

Baltimore enters this matchup reeling, coming off a 30-24 overtime loss against the Titans to drop them to 1-3 over their last four games. Ironically, that four-game span began with a 28-24 home defeat by Pittsburgh at the beginning of the month. 

That game was a back-and-forth contest but don't expect this one to be, with the Ravens missing plenty of starters on both sides of the ball, including last year's NFL MVP Lamar Jackson who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Being the last unbeaten squad in the league is a heavy burden for Pittsburgh, but despite that pressure, they're coming off a pair of dominant victories, destroying Jacksonville and Cincinnati by a combined total of 50 points.

This is an absolute shell of the Ravens team that finished with the best record in the NFL last season. Not only is their offense missing a slew of key players, but their defense is hurting too with their top defensive lineman in Calais Campbell and best pass rusher in Matt Judon also out of commission.

Take Pittsburgh to win and cover. 

PREDICTION: Pittsburgh -10 (-110)

 

Over/Under Pick

Not having their franchise QB in Jackson obviously hurts, but the Ravens' issues on offense don't end there. They will also be without their top two running backs in J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram II, two of their best receivers (Mark Andrews and Willie Snead), and several starting offensive lineman including All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley

That should prove devastating against a ferocious Steelers defense that leads the NFL in sacks and allows a league-low 17.4 points per game.  

Pittsburgh is certainly capable on offense, putting up 29.8 points per game thanks to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receivers Juju Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool.

However, they'll be taking on a solid Ravens defense that allows just 19.5 ppg, and an early Pittsburgh lead and messy weather could cause Mike Tomlin to go with a more conservative gameplan. 

PREDICTION: Under 41 (-110)

Score Prop Bet

We mentioned that the Ravens have looked strong on the defensive end of the ball this season, but one area where they've struggled has been in the red zone.

The Ravens are allowing opponents to score a touchdown on 69.2 percent of trips into their 20-yard line, the sixth-worst mark in the league. 

The Steelers are seventh in the league in red-zone offense, punching it into the end zone on 69.4 percent of their red-zone attempts, and that number has gone up to 77.8 in their last three games.

We're expecting a Pittsburgh blowout in this one so back the Steelers to score the first points of the game with a touchdown. 

PREDICTION: First score method - Pittsburgh touchdown (+130)

Ravens vs Steelers Betting Card

  • Pittsburgh -10 (-110)
  • Under 41 (-110)
  • First score method - Pittsburgh touchdown (+130)
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