The longest week in NFL history wraps up on Wednesday afternoon and BetRivers.com has the latest Steelers-Ravens Week 12 odds, props, and adjusted lines for the AFC North rivalry game.
Due to the Steelers-Ravens Week 12 odds coming off the board on not one but two separate occasions, tracking the betting trends has been somewhat of a chore. The public was backing off Steelers ML (68% of ML handle) just as their Thanksgiving night game was postponed. The public jumped back on the Steelers ML (86% of ML handle) once the game was moved to Tuesday. The odds came off the board once again, and now that it’s live, 91% of the ML handle is backing Steelers -500.
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STEELERS-RAVENS WEEK 12 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
- Week 12: Ravens (6-4) at Steelers (10-0). 3:40 p.m ET
- Moneyline: Steelers -500, Ravens +400
- Spread: Steelers -10.5
- Over/Under: 42.5 points
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My internal clock is a bit off. Wednesday football? The game that never seemed like it would happen is apparently happening.
Interestingly enough, this change of schedules and routines can play havoc on many teams, but I don’t expect it to bother two veteran-laden teams. In fact, normally, you’d think the extra time would help the Ravens since they’ll be playing backup QB, Robert Griffin III. Unfortunately, the Ravens have not been able to practice, and it’s debatable how effective mental reps really are.
Now, if this was 2019, losing Lamar Jackson would be a huge blow, but the 2020 version just hasn’t been all that good.
How much of a drop off is there at QB?
There’s no doubt that Lamar Jackson gives Baltimore a better chance to win, but can we quantify the difference? Is it worth five points?
Pittsburgh is favored by 10.5 and while the Ravens are certainly reeling as of late, I think much of the reason for that was due in part to Lamar Jackson’s bad play.
For me, this is a massive over-reaction to the loss of Lamar Jackson. Yes, there are other players that will be out tomorrow for the Ravens and yes, they’ve had a completely dysfunctional week, but did RG III suddenly become Kendall Hinton?
The total is only 42. 10.5 points is a boatload when it’s expected to be a low-scoring affair and frankly, Baltimore needs this game a lot more than Pittsburgh does.
Baltimore keeps this game close and don’t be shocked if they pull off the upset.
Take the Ravens +10.5 and if you’re feeling like taking a bigger gamble, bet on the Ravens to win at +390
Baltimore was one of the few teams that managed to keep Chase Claypool in check this season. He scored a TD, but only had 42 receiving yards and lost a fumble. Since that game, Claypool has surpassed the 49.5 total in three straight games. He is such a unique talent. The size/speed combination is so difficult to defend and Ben Roethlisberger loves throwing the ball to him (40 targets in his last 4 games).
Under the bright lights, on national TV, Claypool gets redemption. OVER 49.5 receiving yards is the play.