NFL Game Preview: Eagles vs. Bears
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NFL Game Preview: Ravens vs. Steelers

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, September 25, 2008

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The Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Heinz Field.

Oddsmakers currently have the Steelers listed as 5-point favorites versus the Ravens, while the game’s total is sitting at 34½.

The Ravens defeated Cleveland 28-10 as a 2.5-point favorite in Week 3. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (37).

Le’Ron McClain rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries with a pair of touchdowns for Baltimore, while Joe Flacco passed for 129 yards with two interceptions in the win.

The Steelers lost to Philadelphia 15-6 as a 3.5-point underdog in Week 3. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (45).

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 131 yards with an interception before leaving with a wrist injury for Pittsburgh, while Willie Parker was held to 20 yards on 13 carries.

Current streak:
Baltimore has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Baltimore: 2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS
Pittsburgh: 2-1 SU, 1-2 ATS

Baltimore most recently:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore’s last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games at home

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