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The loss of Roethlisberger changes betting lines

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With the loss of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury, their chance of winning seems to be slimming down in terms of statistics.

Most sports betting places currently have the Baltimore Ravens as -2.5 favorites; you can actually . This goes to show how important Roethlisberger is to his team. We all saw what happened last weekend against the Chiefs. The Steelers sans Ben are not much of a threat to defenses.

And against a more aggressive and high-powered offense like the Ravens, the Steelers defense will have a much harder time then they did against Matt Cassel and his squad.

Still, look for a close match-up as the playing field will be at Heinz Stadium and since this always ends up being a physical game.

Prediction: Ravens win, 24-14.