Ravens favorites, Steelers underdogs in Week 6

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(OddsShark.com) — The Baltimore Ravens will be looking to revive their fading playoff hopes on Sunday when they travel to the Bay Area to battle the San Francisco 49ers as 3-point road betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Ravens, who opened the season alongside Pittsburgh as +170 favorites to claim the AFC North crown, have stumbled to a 1-4 start following a demoralizing 33-30 overtime loss to Cleveland last weekend, extending their against-the-spread losing streak to five games.

Baltimore now has just two ATS victories in its past 10 games and enters Sunday afternoon’s Ravens vs. 49ers betting matchup at Levi’s Stadium with a brutal 3-10-1 ATS record in its past 14 October contests.

The 49ers have also limped to an early 1-4 record following their last-minute 30-27 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, but they halted a 10-game ATS losing skid by covering as 7.5-point underdogs.

The Niners are 1-5 straight up in their past five dates with Baltimore, including their most recent meeting in Super Bowl XLVII in which the Ravens picked up a 34-31 win as 4.5-point underdogs.

Elsewhere, the Steelers will be gunning for their second straight win with quarterback Michael Vick running the offense when they entertain the Arizona Cardinals as 3-point home underdogs this weekend.

Stepping in once again for the injured Ben Roethlisberger, Vick led a fourth-quarter game-winning drive in the Steelers’ 24-20 win over San Diego last weekend, capturing the victory as 4-point underdogs.

Pittsburgh will remain without Big Ben against the Cardinals, and will take the field as betting underdogs for the fifth time this season, going 2-0-2 ATS in their previous four according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Cardinals laid a 42-17 beating on the Lions in Detroit last weekend, improving to 4-1 SU and ATS this season. But Arizona is just 1-4 SU, 2-3 ATS, in their last five against Pittsburgh, and a meagre 2-8 SU in their last 10 October road dates overall.

The Chargers face another tough contest this weekend when they visit the undefeated Green Bay Packers as 9.5-point underdogs.

San Diego is now winless SU and ATS in their last three on the road, while the 5-0 Packers have won six straight against the Chargers, SU and ATS, and are on a 12-0 SU run at Lambeau Field, 9-2-1 ATS.

In other NFL Week 6 action, the Browns welcome the undefeated Denver Broncos as 4.5-point underdogs, while the Cincinnati Bengals visit Buffalo as 3-point chalk, and the Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers as 7.5-point betting favorites.

Watch Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts live on TNF

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The Indianapolis Colts host the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in a battle of two former contenders whose seasons have gone wrong.

Following a strong start, the Broncos went 1-8, as their typically astute defense has struggled to keep opponents out of the end zone. Denver’s offense has not helped the team’s cause either. The Broncos have failed to find clarity at quarterback with Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and Paxton Lynch all seeing time.

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The Colts have had their own deficiencies this season without star quarterback Andrew Luck. Jacoby Brissett has provided admirable coverage under center with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but he has not been able to keep up with a Colts defense that has let up the second-most points in the NFL this season.

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The Oakland Raiders host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football as both teams look to keep their playoff hopes alive.

With a win, Dallas will maintain its chances of sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card. After struggling initially, Dak Prescott has been able to adjust to life without Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott threw for three touchdowns and a season-high 332 yards in the Cowboys win last week over the New York Giants.

If the Cowboys can hang around, Elliott can give them a boost when he returns from suspension next week heading into the final stretch of the season.

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The Raiders also find themselves in need of a win as they are in the middle of a contested AFC West battle with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. Derek Carr and the Raiders’ offense will need to improve after dropping from the league’s sixth-best offense in 2016 to 19th this season.

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