Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 10/8/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 5
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (+1.5)
Acrisure Stadium is the location where the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) will attempt to beat the Baltimore Ravens (3-1) on Sunday. Pittsburgh opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 42.5.
The Baltimore Ravens head into this matchup 3-1 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Ravens played against the Browns and notched a win by a score of 28-3. Lamar Jackson connected on 15/19 with 186 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 142.5 and ended the game with no picks. Mark Andrews left with an average of 16.0 yards per reception by notching 80 yds on 5 catches. Gus Edwards led the offense in rushing for the Ravens with 15 totes for 48 yds (3.2 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they tallied 55 plays which gave them 296 yds. The Baltimore Ravens ran the ball a total of 33 different times and had 131 yards, which earned them an average of 4.0 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Ravens gave up 93 yds on 25 tries, which calculates to 3.7 yds per run surrendered. Baltimore allowed 19 completions on 36 tries for a total of 73 yds, and a completion rate of 52.8%.
The Ravens have earned 1,340 total yards for the season. Baltimore has tallied 35 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 28 infractions for 259 yards. With reference to getting in the endzone, Baltimore has compiled 4 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 5 different times (1 pick and 4 fumbles). Offensively they're holding an average of 151.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 4th in the league. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Baltimore Ravens hold an average of 24.8 points per contest.
In terms of yards through the air, the Ravens have surrendered 673 yards which has them sitting in 3rd in the NFL. They have conceded 168.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.2%. In total, they have relinquished 260.8 yards per outing ranking them 3rd in the National Football League. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per run and 92.5 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 370 yards on the ground through 4 games. The Ravens are sitting in 4th in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 14.5 points per contest.
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The Steelers head into this matchup 2-2 for this year. In their last game, the Steelers walked away with a loss by a score of 30-6 when they played the Texans. Kenny Pickett finished the game with 114 yds on 15/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 59. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 5.0 yards. Najee Harris was a featured target for the Steelers, hauling in 1 balls for 32 yds (32.0 yards per reception). Najee Harris ran the football 14 times for 71 yds, finishing the game with 5.1 yds per carry for Pittsburgh. The Steelers finished the contest with a total of 225 yds and they ran 56 plays (4.0 yds per play). Pittsburgh rushed for 4.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 114 yds on 25 carries. Pittsburgh gave up 38 rush attempts for 139 yds (3.7 yds per carry). The Steelers secondary gave up a completion rate of 54.8%, surrendering 312 yds on 17 out of 31 through the air.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Steelers currently sit 28th out of all teams in football scoring 15.5 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Steelers have earned 737 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 184.3 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 25th in the league. They are averaging 78.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 315 yards overall. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold an average of 263.0 yards/game which has them ranked 29th out of all teams in the NFL. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled 154 penalty yds on 19 infractions, which has them ranked 30th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 4 picks while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to earn 29 first downs.
The Steelers are allowing 25.0 PPG, which has them ranked 23rd of all teams in the league. They have conceded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 254.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 26th in the league. Pittsburgh has given up a total of 594 yards on the ground (148.5 yards per contest) in addition to 2 touchdowns by ground for the season. The Steelers defense taken the field for 283 plays, which is 29th in football. They have totaled 8 turnovers (4 fumbles recovered and 4 interceptions) this year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 100 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers +1.5
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