2010 NFL Picks Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Vegas Odds - In Baltimore and Pittsburgh this week it is Ravens vs. Steelers week meaning double the intensity as these two team gear-up for a typical bruising NFL Picks battle. This is the Game Of The Week from Betus Sportsbook Free $75 for to bet on this NFL Picks matchup, a “five-star game” as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin likes to say. NFL Vegas odds have the Steelers as -1 1/2 favorites at home in what has been traditionally a tightly-played, physical game. In fact, only seven of the past twenty games have been decided by a touchdown or more. Since 2001, Pittsburgh leads the series 12-8, including a 23-14 win in the AFC Championship Game in 2008.
The Ravens (2-1), behind quarterback Joe Flacco (664 yards, 4 touchdowns) and new wide receiver Anquan Boldin (20 receptions, 3 touchdowns), have three times as more passing yards than rushing yards so far, a real departure for a team that has traditionally relied on the run game. All-purpose running back Ray Rice has been hobbled by a bruised knee but is improving. If Ray Rice can play at somewhere near one hundred percent, he is a dangerous weapon, both as an inside runner and a pass-receiver out of the backfield. The Ravens haven’t scored a ton of points in 2010, 10, 10, and 24, and they are facing a defense that has been playing lights out so far. Their best option will be to spread out the Steelers with quick throws to Boldin and tight end Todd Heap, and hope Flacco doesn’t make the big turnover, as he has done in the past when these two teams have met.
Pittsburgh (3-0) is leading the AFC North on the strength of their defense. The Steelers have forced 10 turnovers so far in their three games, including 7 against the Tennessee Titans. Safety Troy Polamalu is healthy and playing at his stratospheric level again. OLBs LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison have regained their touch as dominant pass rushers, combining for five sacks, but the surprise has been inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons. He has become an impact player and leads the team with 33 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble. NFL Vegas Odds on the total for this Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers game is set at 35 points.
If the Steelers are vulnerable, it is in the defensive secondary and Flacco will look to exploit the cornerbacks with quick throws to Boldin and Heap. Ike Taylor will most likely draw the assignment of handling Boldin and whoever wins that match-up will go a long way in deciding this game.
With the Steelers at home, with or without Ben Roethlisberger, look for Pittsburgh to cover the Vegas Lines in a close, one-score game. NFL Picks & NFL Predictions from Vegas-spreads.com Pittsburgh Steelers will cover against the NFL Odds makers.
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