The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as five-point underdogs for their regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 9, according to odds released Sunday by BetOnline.ag.
The Steelers are 6-9 against the spread this season, but are 5-4 as underdogs. They failed to cover a 10-point spread at Kansas City on Dec. 26, but have won outright twice as road dogs, at Buffalo as a 6.5-point underdog on Sept. 12 and at Cleveland, five points behind the spread on Oct. 31.
Baltimore is 8-8 against the spread on the year, having just covered in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. As favorites, the Ravens are 3-7 against the spread and have lost four game outright as favorites. They lost as home favorites on Dec. 12 against the Browns and Dec. 19 against the Green Bay Packers. Overall, Baltimore has lost five consecutive games.
The total for the game is 42 points. The Ravens have split the over/under, eight each way. The Steelers have gone under eight times and over six times, with one push.
For now, both teams remain in the running for an AFC Wild Card playoff berth, but the Steelers will need to win on Monday against Cleveland for that to continue to be the case. The game could be Ben Roethlisberger’s last.