Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The New York Giants take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50. The Giants are 6-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-8-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 3-8-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
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Eli Manning finished with 194 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 15 passes out of 27 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Giants were led in rushing by Rashad Jennings, who finished with 55 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Odell Beckham Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game New York got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 296 yards for the game. The Giants ran for 104 yards on 27 attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger finished with 221 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 14 for 20, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Steelers were led on the ground by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 120 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Antonio Brown led the team in receiving with 91 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 16 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 50 total plays for 369 yards for the contest. The Steelers ran for 148 yards on 29 carries as a team.
New York scores 21 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 21st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 256 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 13th in the league. The Giants run for an average of 79 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 31st in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 336 yards per game, ranking their offense 21st overall this season. The Giants average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 25th in the NFL. They accumulate 58.6 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 30th in the league.
New York allows 265 passing yards per game, ranking 24th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 7th. They give up 24 completions on 42 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57%. The Giants allow 89 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 5th in the NFL. New York allows 354 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 16th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 56.5 yards per game, ranking them 13th among NFL teams.
Pittsburgh averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 14th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 264 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th. The Steelers run for an average of 101 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 365 yards per game, ranking them 12th in the league on offense. The Steelers get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 15th. They average 65.1 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 22nd in the NFL.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 263 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th. They give up 24 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Steelers allow 95 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 359 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 18th in the league. They force 7.1 penalties for 57.5 yards in each contest, ranking 16th.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-8-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 6-4-1 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 3-8-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/27/16 C Brett Jones Calf "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/27/16 T Marshall Newhouse Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/27/16 S Nat Berhe Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/09/16 S Darian Thompson Foot IR
11/07/16 G Justin Pugh Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/21/16 K Josh Brown Disciplinary out for season
09/26/16 RB Shane Vereen Tricep IR
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
11/27/16 WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Foot "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/27/16 S Shamarko Thomas Groin "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/27/16 TE Xavier Grimble Quad "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/19/16 DE Cameron Heyward Pectoral IR
11/19/16 WR Markus Wheaton Shoulder IR
11/15/16 LB Steven Johnson Ankle IR
11/11/16 RB DeAngelo Williams Knee out indefinitely
11/08/16 C Cody Wallace Knee IR
10/08/16 T Ryan Harris Shin IR
10/08/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot IR
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -6
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