Thursday, October 1, 2015
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The Baltimore Ravens take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5.
Joe Flacco finished his last game with 362 yards through the air for Baltimore. He completed 32 passes out of 49 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Ravens were led in rushing by Justin Forsett, who finished with 13 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 1 yard per carry. Steve Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 186 yards and 13 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Baltimore got a total of 19 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 13 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 67 total plays for 398 yards for the game. The Ravens ran for 36 yards on 18 attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger finished his last game with 192 yards through the air for Pittsburgh. He completed 20 passes out of 24 attempts for a 83% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 62 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Antonio Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Pittsburgh got a total of 17 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 11 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 57 total plays for 259 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 62 yards on 22 attempts.
Baltimore is scoring 23 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 27 passes on 42 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 282 yards per game through the air as well. The Ravens are running for an average of 73 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 355 yards per game. The Ravens are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 80 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties.
Baltimore allows 291 passing yards per game and 28 points per contest on defense. They give up 25 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Ravens allow 84 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for a 3.4 average per play. Baltimore allows 375 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 11 penalties for 72.7 yards per game.
Pittsburgh averages 25 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 75% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 299 yards through the air per game thus far. The Steelers run for an average of 93 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 58 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 392 yards per game. The Steelers get an average of 20 first downs per game and they average 66 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 255 passing yards and 17 points per contest. They give up 26 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 72% per game. The Steelers allow 87 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 3.6 average per rush. Pittsburgh allows 343 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 69 yards in each contest.
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Baltimore has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 TE Crockett Gillmore Calf expected to miss Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
09/30/15 CB Tray Walker Thigh probable Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
09/28/15 WR Breshad Perriman Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
09/27/15 DE Chris Canty Calf "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
09/27/15 T Eugene Monroe Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
09/13/15 LB Terrell Suggs Achilles out for season
09/10/15 DE Brent Urban Bicep IR - designated to return
09/04/15 S Matt Elam Bicep IR
08/19/15 TE Dennis Pitta Hip PUP
09/30/15 LB James Harrison Thumb probable Thursday vs. Baltimore
09/30/15 TE Matt Spaeth Hand doubtful Thursday vs. Baltimore
09/27/15 QB Ben Roethlisberger Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/27/15 CB Cortez Allen Knee "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
09/27/15 DT Daniel McCullers Knee "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
09/27/15 LB Ryan Shazier Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
09/17/15 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension expected to miss first 4 games of regular season
09/04/15 T Mike Adams Back PUP
09/04/15 CB Senquez Golson Shoulder IR
08/29/15 C Maurkice Pouncey Ankle IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 12)
Tony's Pick: Take Baltimore
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