Las Vegas likes the 1-4 Pittsburgh Steelers this week over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Bovada lists the Ravens as two-point underdogs on the road in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
The Steelers are coming off their first win of 2013, a 19-6 victory over the Jets in New Jersey. They’ve been defeated by the Titans at home, Bengals on the road, Bears in Pittsburgh and Vikings in Minnesota.
Meanwhile, the Ravens are coming off an ugly loss at home against the Green Bay Packers. Baltimore has been defeated by the Broncos in Denver and Bills in Buffalo.
Vegas also predicts that this week’s matchup will be relatively low-scoring, with an over/under set at 40 1/2. Baltimore is averaging 22.3 points per game, while the Steelers are averaging just 17.6. The under looks pretty good.
Last season, the teams split their two matchups with the Ravens winning in Pittsburgh and the Steelers winning two weeks later in Baltimore. The Ravens have won three of their last four games against the Steelers, but are 4-4 (including the postseason) dating back to 2010.