Sunday, November 13, 2016
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The Dallas Cowboys take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5. The Cowboys are 7-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
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Dak Prescott finished with 247 yards through the air for Dallas last week. He completed 21 passes out of 27 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 92 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jason Witten was the team leader in receiving with a total of 134 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Dallas got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 423 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 168 yards on 42 attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger finished with 264 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 23 for 45, resulting in a 51% completion percentage. The Steelers were led on the ground by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 32 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Eli Rogers led the team in receiving with 103 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 15 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 277 yards for the contest. The Steelers ran for 36 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Dallas scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 5th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 246 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 18th in the league. The Cowboys run for an average of 165 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 1st in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 412 yards per game, ranking their offense 3rd overall this season. The Cowboys average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They accumulate 50.8 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 19th in the league.
Dallas allows 246 passing yards per game, ranking 15th, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 4th. They give up 26 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68%. The Cowboys allow 87 rushing yards per game on 21 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the NFL. Dallas allows 333 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 39.1 yards per game, ranking them 4th among NFL teams.
Pittsburgh averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 16th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 264 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th. The Steelers run for an average of 96 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 360 yards per game, ranking them 12th in the league on offense. The Steelers get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 67.4 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 22nd in the NFL.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 276 passing yards per game, which ranks 24th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th. They give up 25 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 66% per game. The Steelers allow 100 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 376 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 7.1 penalties for 59 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Dallas has an ATS record of 7-1-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/08/16 G Ronald Leary Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/06/16 LB Ryan Davis Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/06/16 OL Chaz Green Foot "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/01/16 CB Morris Claiborne Groin out indefinitely
10/31/16 S Barry Church Arm expected to miss 3-5 weeks
09/28/16 DE Charles Tapper Back IR
09/27/16 OL La'el Collins Toe IR
09/20/16 DE Randy Gregory Suspension expected to miss first 14 games
09/09/16 RB Darren McFadden Elbow PUP
09/07/16 LB Rolando McClain Suspension expected to miss first 11 games
08/31/16 TE James Hanna Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Jaylon Smith Knee PUP
08/27/16 QB Tony Romo Back out indefinitely
08/02/16 Backup QB Kellen Moore Fibula IR
11/08/16 C Cody Wallace Knee IR
11/08/16 C Maurkice Pouncey Thumb injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
11/06/16 WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Achilles injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
11/06/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
10/08/16 T Ryan Harris Shin IR
10/08/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot IR
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -3
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