Week 1 Free NFL Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens 2011 NFL Week 1 Vegas Odds, Free Picks, and Expert Predictions on CBS 9/11/11: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will lead the Pittsburgh Steeler on the road to M & T Bank Stadium to take on quarterback Joe Flacco and division rival the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. These two teams flat out don’t like each other as they place a brutal game twice a year usually withing 3 points with the winner of the season series often winning the division and meeting again in the playoffs as they did last season. Baltimore’s loss to Pittsburgh propelled the Steelers to the Super Bowl where they lost to the Green Bay Packers and the Ravens Joe Flacco has struggled against the Pittsburgh defense which always seems to make the big play to beat the Ravens. Flacco is just 2-6 against the Steelers with Big Ben at quarterback. The odds makers at Bodog have the Baltimore Ravens -1 point favorite at home against the Baltimore Ravens.
Pittsburgh is coming off a Super Bowl loss in a season that was otherwise very successful. This time last year Big Ben was serving a 4-6 game suspension for off the field issues but still came back strong and finished the season with 240 completions on 389 attempts for 3200 yards and 17 touchdowns. Running back Rashard Mendenhall is looking for another solid season he carried 324 times for 1273 yards last year was was a big play guy during the playoffs. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games and Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games. Vegas odds makers have the Pittsburgh Steelers as +750 odds to win the 2012 Super Bowl.
Baltimore made the playoffs as a wildcard but couldn’t get past the Steelers but Flacco had another good season completed 306 of 489 passes for 3622 yards and 25 touchdowns with 10 picks hitting Anquan Boldin with 64 passes for 837 yards and 7 scores. Running back Ray Rice led the rushing attack with 307 carries for 1220 yards and 5 touchdowns as well 63 receptions for 556 more yards and 6 more scores. Baltimore is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home. Vegas odds makers have the over/under for the total score at 36 points combined of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers own the Ravens and win on the road!
Free NFL Football Picks and Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers +1
|Week 1 NFL Football: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
Time: 1 PM EST on CBS
Vegas Odds – Favorite: Baltimore -1Total: Over/Under 36
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