Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 1/16/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wild Card
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-13.5)
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is the site where the Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) will play the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1) on Sunday. Pittsburgh opens this matchup as 13.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 48.
The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this game with a record of 9-7-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Steelers took the field against the Ravens and notched a win by a score of 16-13. Ben Roethlisberger finished 30/44 with 244 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 80.1 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Najee Harris was the leader on the ground for the Steelers with 11 carries for 28 yards (2.5 yds per attempt). Diontae Johnson averaged 7.3 yards per catch by accumulating 51 yds on 7 catches. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran the football 30 times and totaled 79 yds, which came out to an average of 2.6 yards per tote. When all was said and done, they had 75 plays which gave them 314 yds. Pittsburgh allowed 16 pass completions on 32 tries for 132 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. On the ground, the Steelers gave up 249 yds on 36 tries, which calculates to 6.9 yards per rush surrendered.
The Steelers have racked up 5,361 yards in total this year. Pittsburgh has tallied 204 first downs, and they have been called for 106 penalties for 831 yards. In terms of getting in the endzone, Pittsburgh has amassed 23 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 20 different times (11 picks and 9 fumbles lost). As a team they have an average of 93.1 yards in the run game which has them sitting 29th in the league. Regarding scoring points, the Pittsburgh Steelers hold an average of 20.2 points per outing.
The Steelers are ranked 20th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 23.4 PPG. They are allowing 5.0 yards per rush and 146.1 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. In total, they have allowed 2,483 yards via the ground game in 17 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Steelers have surrendered 3,656 yards which has them sitting in 9th in the NFL. They are conceding 215.1 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 63.1%. In total, they have given up 361.1 yards per game which puts them 24th in football. They have granted 24 touchdowns by air and 17 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Chiefs come into this game with a record of 12-5 this season. For their last game, the Chiefs took home the win by a final score of 28-24 when they faced the Broncos. Patrick Mahomes (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 270 yds on 27/44 through the air while his quarterback rating was 93.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 6.14 yds. Derrick Gore ran the ball 7 times for 30 yards, finishing the contest with 4.3 yds per attempt for Kansas City. Mecole Hardman was featured in the passing game for the Chiefs, grabbing 8 passes for 103 yds (12.9 yards per catch). Kansas City rushed for 4.7 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 135 yds on 29 carries. The Chiefs finished the game with 390 yards and they ran 74 plays (5.3 yards per play). The Chiefs pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 52.0%, relinquishing 173 yards on 13 for 25 through the air. Kansas City gave up 28 rushing attempts for 191 yds (6.8 yards per carry).
The Kansas City Chiefs are averaging 396.8 yards/outing which is good for 3rd in football. They hold an average of 115.0 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,955 yards for this season. The Kansas City offense has racked up 925 penalty yards on 111 infractions, which ranks 8th in football in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 13 picks while allowing opponents to recover 12 fumbles and they have obtained 267 first downs. For the season so far, the Chiefs have thrown for a total of 4,791 passing yards as well as holding an average of 281.8 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 4th in the NFL. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Chiefs currently sit 4th in football scoring 28.2 points per contest.
The Chiefs are relinquishing 21.4 points per game, which has them ranked 8th in the NFL. Kansas City has allowed a total of 1,999 rushing yards (117.6 yards per contest) as well as 15 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have surrendered 27 touchdowns through the air as well as 251.4 yards per game, which has them sitting 27th in the league. The Chiefs defense has participated in 1,060 plays, which ranks them 13th in the NFL. Overall, they have relinquished 364 total points. They have 29 takeaways (14 fumbles recovered and 15 picks) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers +13.5
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