NFL Odds Week 18: Steelers vs Ravens Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

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Week 18 of the NFL season kicks things off with a Saturday afternoon AFC North battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The betting odds see Baltimore as. a 3.5-point underdog after locking up the top seed in the conference with a win over Miami last week. Coverage begins from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday, January 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here's everything you need to know about the NFL odds for Week 18: Steelers vs. Ravens lines, spreads, betting trends and more.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Odds

  • Opening point spread: Steelers -2.5
  • Opening moneyline: Steelers -195/Ravens +165
  • Opening total: Over/Under 39 points scored
  • Time: 4:30 ET Saturday (ESPN/ABC)

UPDATE 3:15 P.M. ET SATURDAY: With kickoff 75 minutes out, the Steelers are -3 (-105) at Caesars Sports. Pittsburgh has been at least a 3-point favorite all week, with Baltimore set to rest Lamar Jackson and many others.

The Steelers opened -3 Sunday and quickly went to -3.5, then touched -4 on Monday and Wednesday. Caesars moved to Pittsburgh -3.5 Thursday, and the line has been at various iterations of -3 since Friday morning.

The Steelers are netting 61% of spread tickets/65% of spread money. On the moneyline, action leans toward Pittsburgh, though not quite as much so, at 55% of tickets/59% of money.

Along with the Ravens sitting starters, foul weather is significantly impacting the total. It's currently snowing, though it could turn to rain, with winds of 10-15 mph. It's 36 degrees, but it feels like 29.

Caesars opened at 39, tumbled to 36.5 by Monday and steadily continued downward all week. It's now at a low of 33.5, with 70% of tickets/52% of money on the Over.

UPDATE 6 P.M. ET WEDNESDAY: With Baltimore locked into the top seed, NFL MVP odds favorite Lamar Jackson is sitting out Saturday. Surely a host of other key Ravens will rest, as well.

As such, Pittsburgh – fighting for an AFC Wild Card bid – opened as a 2.5-point favorite in TwinSpires Sportsbook's NFL odds Week 18 market. And the number has since advanced to Steelers -4 twice. The second time occurred this afternoon, when the Ravens confirmed what everyone expected: that Jackson would sit.

The Steelers then moved from -3.5 to -4. Baltimore is still seeing 53% of spread tickets, while 63% of spread money is on Pittsburgh.

"Sharp play on Steelers -2.5 and -3, with the Ravens resting Lamar," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said.

The total was also impacted by lineup adjustments. TwinSpires opened at 38.5, was at 36 earlier today and dipped to 35.5 after the Jackson news. The Under is taking 60% of tickets/70% of money.

UPDATE 10 P.M. ET SUNDAY: Baltimore (13-3 SU/11-5 ATS) wrapped up the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed by boat-racing Miami in Week 17. The Ravens rumbled to a 56-19 victory as 3-point home favorites. Baltimore is on a 6-0 SU/5-1 ATS roll.

Pittsburgh (9-7 SU and ATS) can still reach the playoffs, but is on the outside looking in at the moment. The Steelers beat Seattle 30-23 getting 4.5 points on the road.

With Baltimore having nothing to play for in Week 18, The SuperBook opened Pittsburgh -2.5. That number advanced to Steelers -3/-3.5 within an hour tonight. The total was declining in that same time frame, from a 39 opener to 38.5/38/37.5.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full NFL Odds Week 18 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every NFL matchup.

Steelers vs Ravens Pick, Prediction

Action Network NFL betting expert Brandon Anderson offers this prediction:

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Pick: TBD

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The One Stat to Know About Steelers vs Ravens

Action Network NFL researcher Evan Abrams offers his top betting stat:

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