After getting a drama-squashing win last weekend, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to record consecutive victories when they host Joe Flacco and the visiting Baltimore Ravens in an intriguing Week 4 Sunday Night Football AFC North divisional battle. Baltimore will also be looking to extend their own winning ways after laying a convincing beat-down on their Week 3 opponents.
If you’re looking to cash in on this Week 4 battle and you want to know which team is offering the best betting value, let’s get to my expert ATS pick right now.
Sunday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
🏈: Sunday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
⏰: Sun. Sep 30, 2018 8:20 PM ET
🏟️: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
🎰: Pittsburgh Steelers -3 -110 | -160 | U 51 -110
The Ravens laid an emphatic 27-14 smackdown on Denver last weekend to cash in as a 5.5-point home favorite. Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 25 of 40 passes for 277 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Flacco avoided being sacked by Denver’s superstar linebacker Von Miller in the win.
“He’s able to get in there and make a ton of plays and change a game when you look at him on film,” Flacco said. “That was the biggest thing, just not letting him be a factor.”
Baltimore got rushing scores from Alex Collins and Javorius Allen while Allen also caught Flacco’s TD pass as well.
“That’s a stout run defense. We kept hammering in there and bled some yards,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “But our pass protection really stepped up and did a great job.”
The Steelers bounced back from their stunning 42-37 Week 2 loss against Kansas City to beat the previously unbeaten Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 on Monday night to cash in as a 1-point road dog. Ben Roethlisberger threw three TD passes to lead Pittsburgh to victory and kill some of the drama surrounding the team brought on by Antonio Brown’s headline-making social media posts and the ongoing contract saga surrounding star running back Le’Veon Bell.
Veteran tight end Vance McDonald had a great game with four catches for 112 yards, including a 75-yard TD grab. Second-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster hauled in a team-high nine passes for 116 yards while Brown and Ryan Switzer added first-half TD receptions. Defensively, the Steelers harassed Tampa bay signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick into three first-half interceptions.
Expert Pick and Prediction
Pittsburgh has won three straight against Baltimore and they’re completely and utterly desperate to get their act together after a rough start to the 2018 regular season. While the Ravens looked fantastic in man-handling Denver last weekend, they struggled mightily in their Week 2 loss at Cincinnati and really, aren’t any better than their AFC North rivals despite their slightly more impressive start through three games.
I know the Ravens are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and that the underdog in this rivalry is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings, but Baltimore is also 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Week 4 games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record. Pittsburgh clearly has problems, but I like them to win and cash in out of sheer desperation if nothing else.
Predicted Score Pittsburgh 28 Baltimore 24