Ravens @ Steelers Predictions: Week 7 NFL Pointspread Picks 10/20/13

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Week 7 pointspreads are out, and here at Cappers Info, we are set to analyze the NFL odds for one of the top games on the slate. The Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds are posted, and we are set to make our NFL picks for another great game.

Week 7 NFL Picks: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, October 20th, 4:25 ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Week 7 Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -2.5 (41)
Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh Live TV: CBS

There has to be a point that the oddsmakers realize that the Steelers just aren’t all that good this year. The reason that this spread is as close as it is and why Pittsburgh is actually favored in this one is that game last week against the New York Jets. Congrats, Pittsburgh. You beat a team with a rookie quarterback, and you had two weeks to prepare for the game. The bottom line is that the offense isn’t very good because the ground game can’t get anything going, and the passing game isn’t all that great either, as it doesn’t have a receiver that can really stretch the field like WR Mike Wallace used to be able to. Having TE Heath Miller back is a big help, though he has yet to get into the end zone this year. However, without that vertical threat, matters just aren’t going well for an offense that isn’t being helped out any by its suddenly very youthful and inexperienced defense.

Is Baltimore a great team? Hardly. In fact, we don’t think that the defending Super Bowl champs look anything like their old selves, nor do they look anything like a team that is going to get into the playoffs, let alone win a championship again. Here’s what we do know, though. The Ravens played their hearts out to beat the Houston Texans a few weeks ago, and they did the same two weeks ago to beat the Miami Dolphins on the road. They are going to lose some games for sure this year, but we think that in the end, this is a game that is going to be won. These Ravens aren’t ultimately going to lose all that many games to inferior teams. We know that emotions are going to be running high at Heinz Field, and we know that there is a great possibility that Pittsburgh is playing for the good of its entire season, but Baltimore should absolutely to be getting points in this game.

Ravens @ Steelers Pick: Baltimore Ravens +2.5
Ravens @ Steelers Score Prediction: Baltimore 27 – Pittsburgh 20

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