Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 12/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (-2)
Acrisure Stadium is where the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7) will play the Baltimore Ravens (8-4) on Sunday. Pittsburgh is 2-point favorites. The betting total is set at 37.5.
The Baltimore Ravens head into this matchup 8-4 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Ravens faced the Broncos and earned the victory with a final of 10-9. Tyler Huntley was the leader on the ground for the Ravens with 10 carries for 41 yds (4.1 yards per carry). Mark Andrews averaged 13.3 yds per catch by accumulating 53 yards on 4 receptions. Tyler Huntley went 27/32 with 187 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 78 and ended the contest with 1 pick. On the ground, the Ravens conceded 88 yards on 28 attempts, which is an average of 3.1 yards per run surrendered. Baltimore allowed 17 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 184 yards, and a completion rate of 77.3%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 285 yards. The Baltimore Ravens ended up rushing 28 different times and had 103 yards, which is an average of 3.7 yards per tote.
In terms of scoring points, the Baltimore Ravens hold an average of 23.8 PPG. Offensively they average 157.8 yards on the ground ranking this team at 3rd in the NFL. The Ravens have racked up 4,202 yards in total over the course of this year. Baltimore has compiled 113 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 64 penalties for 549 yards. They have surrendered the ball 14 times (9 interceptions and 5 fumbles lost). When it comes to notching touchdowns, Baltimore has compiled 17 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Ravens have given up 2,976 yards which ranks them 25th in the league. They have surrendered 248.0 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.6%. In total, they have yielded 330.5 yards/game which has them sitting 13th in the league. They have surrendered 16 touchdowns via the pass as well as 9 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 82.5 rushing yards per game this season. For the year, they have conceded 990 rushing yards through 12 games. The Ravens sit in 9th in the NFL concerning team defense, conceding 19.7 PPG.
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The Steelers come into this game with a record of 5-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Steelers got the win with a final of 19-16 against the Falcons. Kenny Pickett (1 TD) finished the game with 197 yds on 16/28 through the air while his quarterback rate was 90.9. He didn't throw any picks and his avg yards per attempt was 7.0 yds. Pat Freiermuth was the top contributor in the passing game for the Steelers, snagging 3 throws for 76 yards (25.3 yds per catch). Najee Harris carried the ball 17 times for 86 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yds per carry for Pittsburgh. The Steelers finished the game with 351 yards on 65 plays (5.4 yards per play). Pittsburgh ran for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 154 yards on 37 attempts. Pittsburgh surrendered 28 run attempts for 146 yds (5.2 yards per carry). The Steelers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 54.2%, relinquishing 160 yds on 13 out of 24 through the air.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Steelers sit 28th in football holding an average of 17.8 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Steelers have compiled 2,392 yards through the air as well as an average of 199.3 passing yards per outing, putting them at 24th in football. They have an average of 117.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,404 yards for the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 316.3 yards per outing ranking them 26th out of all teams in the NFL. The Pittsburgh offense has totaled 517 yards of penalties on 72 violations, which is good for 16th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 10 picks while losing 4 fumbles and they have earned 132 1st downs.
They have conceded 24 touchdowns through the air and 255.1 yards/game, which has them ranked 28th in the league. Pittsburgh has given up a total of 1,290 yards via the ground game (107.5 yards per contest) and 6 touchdowns via the rush this season. Their defense has earned 17 turnovers (3 fumbles and 14 picks) for the year. The Steelers defense has been on the field for 760 plays, which is 15th in the league. Overall, they have allowed 277 points in total. The Steelers are conceding 23.1 points per game, which has them ranked 18th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -2
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