2014 Season NFL Football Past Picks

September 11, 2014

This pick was released to clients on September 09, 2014 at 10:39PM ET.

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Pittsburgh at Baltimore

Thursday 09/11 08:25 PM Eastern

1 unit on Pittsburgh +2.5 (+105) (risk 1 to return 2.05)  RESULT: LOSS

Lost in the hoopla surrounding Ray Rice (good riddance!) is the fact that the Ravens have other serious problems. This offense still has no balance, so it's all on Joe Flacco to carry the load - like last year when he was so turnover prone. He'll be facing a talented, deep and attacking Pittsburgh defense in this game. Baltimore stumbled at home last week in a division loss to the Bengals. The Ravens are 1-5 ATS against the AFC North, plus 0-4 ATS in their last four home games. Pittsburgh had a 27-3 lead last week before falling asleep and letting Cleveland come back. The Steelers ended last season on a strong run as they got their offensive line to gel and they look even better this season, putting up 30 points on a strong Cleveland defense. Running back Le'Veon Bell sparkled in the opener by rushing for 109 yards and a TD and catching six passes for 88 yards. Bell wasn't the only second-year player with a strong debut for Pitt. Markus Wheaton had six receptions for 97 yards and provides another favorable option for Ben Roethlisberger (365 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) with a pair of huge catches on the winning drive. The Steelers are on a 7-2 ATS run and 5-1 ATS in their last six against the AFC North. They are the better, balanced team but a dog here. The underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five meetings. The Steelers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four meetings, as well as 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings here in Baltimore. These games are almost always close-fought battles with the Steelers losing by more than 3 points just eight times in the last 37 meetings between these clubs. Take the points.

FINAL SCORE
TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Steelers 0 3 3 0 6
Ravens 7 3 7 9 26

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