Week 18 Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens – Odds, Time, and Prediction

The Baltimore Ravens have clinched the top seed in the American Football Conference (AFC), while the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a shot at a wild card entry. The Steelers are 9-7 going into the final week of the regular season, and to secure a spot in the playoffs, they need to beat the Ravens in Baltimore on Saturday.

The odds for the upcoming game are as follows:

Spread:
– Pittsburgh Steelers -4.0 (-108)
– Baltimore Ravens +4.0 (-112)

Moneyline:
– Pittsburgh Steelers (-195)
– Baltimore Ravens (+165)

Points Total:
– Over 36.5 (-110)
– Under 36.5 (-110)

The game is set to take place at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. ET. It will be televised on ABC.

The Steelers are aware that winning on Saturday does not guarantee them a spot in the playoffs. They also need their wild card rivals to lose for them to secure a post-season position. Despite the tough odds, the Steelers are determined to give it their all against the Ravens, who are currently leading their division.

Although the Ravens have already secured the top seed in the AFC, and Saturday’s game holds little significance for them, they have the power to spoil the Steelers’ playoff hopes. There are also concerns about key players being at risk of injury, leading to speculation that Ravens coach John Harbaugh may choose to field some backups in the game.

Despite the challenges, the Steelers are hopeful of a victory, especially after defeating the Ravens earlier in the season. However, given the circumstances, the prediction is that it won’t be an easy win for the Steelers, and they may not cover the 4-point spread. The game is also likely to see fewer than 36.5 points.

In conclusion, the prediction favors the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the game and for the total points to be under 36.5.