Ray Rice - Baltimore Ravens RB vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

#SteelersWeek is among us — an abbreviated Steelers Week that is.

On Thanksgiving the Baltimore Ravens welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to Charm City at 8:30 on NBC. Both AFC North teams are coming off victories and, as BSR wagering expert Jabby Burns points out, OddShark.com set their opening line at Ravens -1 with an over under of 40.5.

The Steelers defeated the Ravens 19-16 in week seven. Baltimore is 2-2 since that game while Pittsburgh is 3-2.

If the season ended today, the Ravens and Steelers would be on the outside looking in with the Bengals winning the AFC North and Chiefs and Titans claiming Wild Card spots. Currently, the Ravens are behind the Steelers due to Pittsburgh’s head-to-head win in week seven.

Thursday’s game is critical for the Ravens and their playoff hopes.

The early forecast for Thanksgiving is a high of 36 degrees and low of 29 with winds out of the northwest at 6 miles per hour. Big Ben will definitely have his glove on his throwing hand for this one.

Update: R.J. Bell of Pregame.com has the Ravens listed at three point favorites against the Steelers.