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Sunday December 25, the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5). The game will be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read on for our Ravens vs. Steelers prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Pittsburgh wins the match-up between the two teams 70.4 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Steelers are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Steelers -6
Game Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Channel: NFL Network
Ravens vs. Steelers preview:
Needless to say, this is a huge game for both teams. The Steelers, with a win, will clinch the AFC North and return to the playoffs. The Ravens, with a win, will be in the driver’s seat for the division. If the Ravens and Steelers wind up with matching 10-6 records at the end of the season, Baltimore wins the tiebreaker based on head-to-head.
Pittsburgh is a six-point favorite for two reasons. One – the Steelers are playing at home. Two – they’ve won five straight contests and appear to be one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Regardless, this one is going to be hotly contested. Most games in this rivalry are.
Ravens vs. Steelers prediction:
We’re going to pick Pittsburgh to delight its home fans and pull off the victory on Christmas Day. Le’Veon Bell goes off for 150+ yards and the Steelers book another trip to the playoffs.