NFL odds and lines 2013, Ravens vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh a slight favorite

Larry French

Pittsburgh and Baltimore get together once again for an AFC North showdown.

One of the best rivalries in football gets renewed this Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

Despite coming in 1-4, the Steelers may have new life after beating the New York Jets on the road last weekend following a bye. On the other sideline is a somewhat desperate Ravens team that lost at home to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday to run its record to 3-3.

All of this is why has the Steelers favored by one point at home, with an over/under of 40.5.

Considering point spreads usually give home teams a three-point advantage right off the bat, this line says the Ravens are actually the better team on a neutral field by two points. Last season, Baltimore won both matchups between these two teams, albeit with Ben Roethlisberger only playing in one of the contests.

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