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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 18 Odds, Time, and Prediction

It’s the final week of the NFL regular season! Week 18 kicks off on Saturday, January 6, 2024, with the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium

The Baltimore Ravens have secured the No. 1 seed in the American Football Conference (AFC). They’ve done their job, unlike their AFC North rivals. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-7, but they still do have a chance to win a wild card entry to the position. For that, however, they need to beat the Ravens in Baltimore on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 18 Odds

SpreadOdds
Pittsburgh Steelers -4.0-108
Baltimore Ravens +4.0-112
MoneylineOdds
Pittsburgh Steelers-195
Baltimore Ravens+165
Points TotalOdds
Over 36.5-110
Under 36.5-110
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When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland          
  • Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: ABC

Pittsburgh Steelers Going All-In on Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to win Saturday’s game, but even that isn’t a guarantee that they’re going to make the playoffs. They need to see their rivals for the wild card entry fail a day later. It’s not very likely, but anything is possible in football.

That said, the Steelers have no other option but to go all-in against the Ravens. The bad news is that their AFL North foes are much, much better than them. However, they’ve already defeated them once this season. Back in October, the Steelers beat the Ravens 17-10.

Can they do it again? They might, especially because the Ravens might decide to take it easy on Saturday.

Will the Ravens Take It Easy in Week 18?

Last weekend, the Baltimore Ravens demolished the Miami Dolphins 56-19, thus getting to a 13-3 record on the season. Winning that game also meant securing the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

What this practically means is that Saturday’s game practically means nothing for them. Their only motivation could be to ruin their divisional rivals’ hopes of making the playoffs. Still, we don’t think that’s good enough a reason for coach John Harbaugh to risk injuries of his key men.

There are already a couple of players who are struggling with fitness – Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Stephens, Kyle Hamilton, Kevin Zeitler, and others – and Harbaugh surely doesn’t want to see more starters get on that list.

That’s why we suspect he’s going to give some backups a chance on Saturday, which, in turn, would reduce his team’s chances of winning. But you can be certain that Harbaugh and the Ravens don’t care. After all, they’ve got playoffs to think about.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Prediction

We think the Pittsburgh Steelers will win this game. It won’t be easy though, but we think they can labor a win. That said, we’re not 100% certain that they’re going to cover the 4-point spread. What we do think is very likely is that the game won’t see too many points, probably not more than 36.5.

Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers & Under 36.5 Points

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