Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 11/21/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 11
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-4.5)
The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1) are en route to SoFi Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers (5-4). Los Angeles opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 47.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into this game 5-3-1 for this season. In their last game, the Steelers took the field against the Lions and ended up tying by a score of 16-16. Mason Rudolph connected on 30/50 with 242 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 70.6 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Najee Harris was the best rusher for the Steelers with 26 carries for 105 yds (4.0 yds per carry). Diontae Johnson held an average of 11.9 yards per catch by earning 83 yards on 7 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up rushing 31 different times and totaled 145 yards, which had them averaging 4.7 yards per tote. In all, they ran 81 plays which totaled 387 yards. Pittsburgh allowed 14 pass completions on 25 attempts for 75 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Steelers conceded 229 yds on 39 attempts, which is 5.9 yards per rush allowed.
The Steelers have tallied 2,980 total yards for this campaign. Pittsburgh has accounted for 109 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 58 penalties for 433 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Pittsburgh has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 11 different times (5 picks and 6 fumbles lost). As a unit they maintain an average of 94.7 yards via the ground game which is 26th in the National Football League. Concerning scoring, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 19.7 PPG.
The Steelers rank 8th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 20.6 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush on the ground and 123.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,107 rushing yards through 9 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Steelers have surrendered 2,031 yards which puts them in 6th in football. They are giving up 225.7 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.0%. Overall, they are granting 348.7 yards/outing putting them at 12th in the NFL. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Chargers head into this matchup 5-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Chargers went home defeated by a final of 27-20 when they faced the Vikings. Justin Herbert (1 TD) ended the contest with 195 yards on 20/34 passing while his QB rating was 72.5. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.74 yds. Austin Ekeler carried the football 11 times for 44 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.0 yds per attempt for Los Angeles. Keenan Allen was the best receiver for the Chargers, catching 8 footballs for 98 yards (12.3 yds per catch). Los Angeles rushed for 4.3 yards per carry, finishing the game with 82 yds on 19 attempts. The Chargers finished the contest with a total of 253 yards on 55 plays (4.6 yds per play). The Chargers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 67.6%, surrendering 278 yds on 25 out of 37 passing. Los Angeles relinquished 33 attempts on the ground for 103 yards (3.1 yds per carry).
The Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 370.2 yards per outing which has them sitting 10th out of all teams in the NFL. They maintain an average of 100.2 run yards per game and have run for 902 yards for the season. The Los Angeles offense has totaled 554 yards of penalties on 59 violations, which ranks them 17th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 7 interceptions while conceding 2 fumbles and they have obtained 129 1st downs. During this campaign to this point, the Chargers have compiled 2,430 passing yards as well as an average of 270.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 7th in the NFL. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Chargers rank 15th out of all teams in the NFL averaging 24.3 points per outing.
Los Angeles has conceded a total of 1,396 yards rushing (155.1 yards per contest) and 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have given up 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 206.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 4th in football. They have tallied 11 turnovers (5 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) so far this season. In total, they have relinquished 228 total points. The Chargers defense taken the field for 581 plays, which ranks 12th in the NFL. The Chargers are surrendering 25.3 points per game, which has them sitting 25th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chargers -4.5
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