Sunday, January 3, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Steelers matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.
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Ben Roethlisberger finished his last game with 215 yards through the air for Pittsburgh. He completed 24 passes out of 34 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by DeAngelo Williams, who finished with 100 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Antonio Brown led the team in receiving. He had a total of 61 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 9 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Pittsburgh totaled 303 yards by way of 57 plays. They rushed the ball 20 times for a total of 110 yards on the game and the Steelers totaled 21 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 11 passing and 4 by penalty.
Johnny Manziel finished his last game with 136 yards through the air for Cleveland. He completed 13 passes out of 32 attempts for a 41% completion percentage. The Browns were led in rushing by Manziel, who finished with 108 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Gary Barnidge led the team in receiving. He had a total of 47 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 16 yards per catch in the game. Cleveland totaled 368 yards by way of 68 plays. They rushed the ball 36 times for a total of 232 yards on the game and the Browns totaled 21 first downs by getting 13 rushing, 8 passing and 0 by penalty.
Pittsburgh is scoring 26 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 283 yards per game through the air as well. The Steelers are averaging 113 rushing yards per game on 25 attempts per contest for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. They run 64 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 396 total yards each outing. The Steelers get 21 first downs per game and they average 54.9 penalty yards via 5.7 penalties each contest.
Pittsburgh allows 278 passing yards per game and 20 points per contest on defense. They give up 25 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Steelers allow an average of 92 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for a 3.8 average. Pittsburgh gives up 370 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties per game that total 76.8 yards as a unit.
Cleveland averages 18 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 240 yards through the air per game thus far. The Browns rush for an average of 96 yards per contest on 24 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry for the season. They run 64 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 337 total yards per game. The Browns are averaging 19 first downs per outing and accumulate 69.1 penalty yards via 7.5 penalties each game.
Cleveland allows an average of 244 passing yards and 27 points per contest. They give up 20 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Browns allow an average of 135 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Cleveland gives up 379 total yards per game including an average of 6 per play. They create an average of 1.2 turnovers per game and 6.6 penalties for 52.5 yards each game.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 6-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 8-6-1 this season
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 8-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 6-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/27/15 CB Antwon Blake Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/02/15 RB Le'Veon Bell Knee IR
10/20/15 T Kelvin Beachum Knee IR
09/04/15 T Mike Adams Back PUP
09/04/15 CB Senquez Golson Shoulder IR
12/28/15 WR Marlon Moore Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/27/15 DE Armonty Bryant Legal problems "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/27/15 RB Glenn Winston Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/27/15 CB Justin Gilbert Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/23/15 WR Andrew Hawkins Concussion IR
12/21/15 G John Greco Knee IR
12/15/15 CB Joe Haden Concussion IR
12/13/15 WR Brian Hartline Collarbone IR
12/09/15 TE Malcolm Johnson Groin IR
12/08/15 G Joel Bitonio Ankle IR
12/01/15 QB Josh McCown Collarbone out for season
11/04/15 TE Rob Housler Hamstring IR
10/15/15 LB Scott Solomon Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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