Sunday, January 17, 2016
Sports Authority Field
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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Sports Authority Field in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. The opening line for this game has Denver as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.
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Ben Roethlisberger finished with 229 yards through the air for Pittsburgh in their 18-16 victory over the Bengals. He completed 18 passes out of 31 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by Jordan Todman, who finished with 65 yards on 11 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 119 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 21 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 10 passing, and 5 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 369 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 167 yards on 29 attempts.
Brock Osweiler finished his last game with 232 yards through the air for Denver. He completed 14 passes out of 22 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Ronnie Hillman, who finished with 117 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Demaryius Thomas led the team in receiving. He had a total of 117 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 23 yards per catch in the game. Denver got a total of 21 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 10 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 503 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 210 yards on 32 attempts.
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 288 yards per game through the air as well. The Steelers are averaging 108 rushing yards per game on 24 attempts per contest for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 395 yards per game. The Steelers are averaging 63 first downs per game and they accumulate 59.4 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties.
Pittsburgh allows 272 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 give up 91 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 3.8 average per carry. Pittsburgh gives up 363 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties per game that total 75.2 yards as a unit.
Denver averages 22 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 248 yards through the air per game thus far. The Broncos rush for an average of 107 yards per contest on 26 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry for the season. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 356 yards per game. The Broncos get an average of 66 first downs per game and they average 66.4 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties.
Denver allows an average of 200 passing yards and 19 points per contest. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Broncos give up 84 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Denver gives up 283 total yards per game including an average of 4.4 per play. They create an average of 1.7 turnovers per game and 6.5 penalties for 48.3 yards each game.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 6-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 9-6-2 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 6-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
Denver has an ATS record of 8-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
01/11/16 S Robert Golden Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Denver
01/09/16 WR Antonio Brown Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
01/09/16 QB Ben Roethlisberger Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
01/09/16 RB DeAngelo Williams Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Denver
01/09/16 FB Will Johnson Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
12/23/15 S David Bruton Fibula IR
11/03/15 T Ty Sambrailo Shoulder IR
09/04/15 DT Marvin Austin Groin IR
05/29/15 OT Ryan Clady Knee IR
01/09/16 LB Demarcus Ware Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
01/09/16 S Omar Bolden Groin "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
01/09/16 QB Peyton Manning None expected to start Sunday vs. Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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