Sunday, September 20, 2015
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The San Francisco 49ers matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field. The opening line for this matchup has the Steelers as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
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The 49ers will be heading to Pittsburgh after a dominating performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. The 49ers beat the Vikings 20 - 3 after having their defense step up and sack the quarterback 5 times on the night for total of 54 yards lost.
Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers in passing with 165 yards on the night. He completed 17 passes out of his 26 attempts with no touchdowns or interceptions. He was only sacked 1 time. Kaepernick also was second on the team in rushing yards with 41 on his 7 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. However, Carlos Hyde led the 49ers and had an outstanding game. He rushed the ball 26 times and totaled 168 yards on the night for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. Hyde also caught 2 passes for a total of 14 yards. The leading receiver for the team was Vernon Davis with 47 yards on the night on 3 receptions. He averaged 15.7 yards per catch and had no touchdowns on the night.
On the other side of the field stand the Steelers, who are fresh off their first loss of the season by way of the New England Patriots. The final score was 21 - 28. The over was 0 - 1 on the night and there was a push for the spread.
Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers in passing on the night with 351 yards. He completed 26 passes on 38 attempts. He finished the night with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Roethlisberger was also sacked 2 times on the night for a total of 13 yards lost.
Filling in for Le'Veon Bell for the Steelers was DeAngelo Williams. Williams ended the night with 127 yards rushing by way of 21 carries. He averaged 6 yards per carry but ended the night with no touchdowns. Williams also had 1 catch for 5 yards on the night. However, Antonio Brown led Pittsburgh in receiving with 9 receptions and 133 yards. He averaged 14.8 yards per catch and scored 1 touchdown.
The Steelers are 8-1 against the spread vs. a team with a winning record and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. They are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-0-1 in the Steelers last 5 games overall and 4-0-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is also 3-0-1 in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The 49ers are 21-7 against the spread in their last 28 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 road games. They are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game. The under is 4-0 in the 49ers last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 6-0 in their last 6 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. The under is also 4-0 in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 5-1 in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
San Francisco Betting Trends
San Francisco is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
San Francisco has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/15/15 RB Reggie Bush Calf "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/10/15 WR Dres Anderson Undisclosed IR
09/07/15 RB Kendall Hunter Knee IR
09/04/15 LB Ahmad Brooks Legal problems out indefinitely
09/04/15 WR Jerome Simpson Suspension expected to miss first 6 games of regular season
09/13/15 CB Cortez Allen Head "?" Sunday vs. San Francisco
09/13/15 RB Le'Veon Bell Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. San Francisco
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 San Francisco
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