Steelers open as field goal favorites in wild-card round
Oddsmakers have made both home teams favorites in the AFC wild-card round.
Numerous Nevada sports books have installed the Steelers as three-point favorites over visiting Baltimore on Saturday night (8:15 p.m. Eastern, NBC). Multiple books are requiring bettors to lay $1.20 to win $1 on Pittsburgh as opposed to the standard $1.10, which can be a sign oddsmakers don’t want to move the line from three points.
The Ravens and Steelers played twice in the regular season. The Ravens captured the first meeting, pulling away to a 26-6 triumph in Baltimore on September 11. The Steelers would even the series in the rematch, winning 43-23 on November 2.
In the other AFC first-round game, the host Colts are consensus four-point favorites over Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. The Colts shut out the Bengals 27-0 in Indianapolis on October 19.
The Ravens-Steelers total is 47, while the Bengals-Colts Over-Under sits at 49.