With Big Ben’s injury, the game on the road, and Baltimore performing well lately, there is not too much confidence in prediction markets that the Steelers can produce an upset.
The SportsTradex.com prediction market is currently indicating that the Steelers have a 27% chance of winning the game on Sunday. The market had the Steelers at a higher chance of winning earlier this week before it was confirmed that Big Ben was definitively out this Sunday.
Most oddsmakers have the Ravens as about a nine point favorite, which is roughly the same line of the Vikings-Packers game.
While all of the attention has been on Big Ben’s injury and Charlie Batch’s ineffectiveness against the Browns, there are some aspects of the Steelers game that the trading market may not appreciate. Troy Polamalu and Antonio Brown will be back; two players that can make big plays and turn the game in favor of the Steelers.