The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by six points ahead of their “Sunday Night Football” game against the visiting Ravens, down slightly from an initial seven-point spread, according to most Las Vegas betting lines.
In the AFC, only the New England Patriots (eight games) have a longer winning streak than the Steelers (seven). The Ravens (7-5) have won three straight and are 5-3 since their Oct. 1 loss to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers’ 26-9 win in Baltimore continued a recent trend of dominance in the AFC North. Pittsburgh (10-2) has won nine of its past 10 divisional games, including a Week 16 victory over the Ravens last year that ended their rivals’ four-game winning streak in the series. The Steelers also are 8-1 overall in their past nine home prime-time games and have lost just once in their past 16 December games.
The Ravens, more often than not, also meet expectations in AFC North games. They’re 10-2 against the spread in their past 12 games against divisional opponents and are 6-1-1 against the spread in their past eight divisional road games, according to OddsShark.
The over-under for the game is 43½ points.