The Pittsburgh Steelers opened as 1.5-point home underdogs for their game against the rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football, but momentum from their 51-34 thrashing of the Indianapolis Colts last week has moved that betting line to a pick’em heading into the weekend.
The Steelers and Ravens are both 5-3 SU on the season, with Pittsburgh at 4-4 ATS and Baltimore slightly better at 5-3 ATS. Head-to-head the Ravens are 6-4 SU but 4-5-1 ATS in their past 10 games against the Steelers, and they topped Pittsburgh 26-6 and easily covered as 2.5-point home favorites in their first meeting of the season back in September.
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Elsewhere on the NFL Week 9 line moves, the Kansas City Chiefs have gone from 7.5-point to 10.5-point home favorites against the New York Jets, with the San Francisco 49ers improving from 7.5-point to 11-point home favorites against the St. Louis Rams, and the Seattle Seahawks inching slightly upwards from 15.5-point to 16.5-point home favorites against the Oakland Raiders.
The Cincinnati Bengals, at 4-2-1 SU (4-3 ATS) on the season in the tight AFC North standings, have dropped from 13.5-point to 11.5-point home favorites against the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the New England Patriots have improved from 4-point to 3-point home underdogs for their marquee matchup against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
The Houston Texans opened as 2.5-point home underdogs against the Philadelphia Eagles, but that line has fallen to just Houston +1 over the course of the week. And some sportsbooks opened the Dallas Cowboys as 4-point home favorites against the Arizona Cardinals, but that line has gone off the board with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s status up in the air; Romo suffered a back injury last week.
Week 9 NFL Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
New Orleans at Carolina (-2.5), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Tampa Bay at Cleveland (-7) (OPEN -6), 1:00pm ET
Arizona at Dallas (OFF) (OPEN -4), 1:00pm ET
Philadelphia at Houston (+1) (OPEN +2.5), 1:00pm ET
NY Jets at Kansas City (-10.5) (OPEN -7.5), 1:00pm ET
Jacksonville at Cincinnati (-11.5) (OPEN -13.5), 1:00pm ET
San Diego at Miami (-1) (OPEN -1.5), 1:00pm ET
Washington at Minnesota (pick’em) (OPEN +1), 1:00pm ET
St. Louis at San Francisco (-11) (OPEN -7.5), 4:05pm ET
Denver at New England (+3) (OPEN +4), 4:25pm ET
Oakland at Seattle (-16.5) (OPEN -15.5), 4:25pm ET
Baltimore at Pittsburgh (pick’em) (OPEN +1.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Indianapolis at NY Giants (+3) (OPEN +3), 8:30pm ET