Thursday, November 24, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53. The Steelers are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Colts have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread.
Ben Roethlisberger finished with 167 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 23 passes out of 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 146 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Antonio Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 76 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 313 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 146 yards on 28 attempts.
Andrew Luck finished with 262 yards passing for Indianapolis last week. He went 15 for 28, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Colts were led on the ground by Frank Gore, who finished with 50 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Indianapolis had 18 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 327 yards for the contest. The Colts ran for 76 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 15th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 40 attempts for a 65% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 268 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Steelers run for an average of 96 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 364 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Steelers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the NFL. They accumulate 64.9 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 22nd in the league.
Pittsburgh allows 268 passing yards per game, ranking 26th, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 24 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Steelers allow 96 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 9th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 364 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 22nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 62.2 yards per game, ranking them 26th among NFL teams.
Indianapolis averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 7th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 261 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th. The Colts run for an average of 96 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 357 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Colts get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 12th. They average 67.4 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 10th in the NFL.
Indianapolis allows an average of 285 passing yards per game, which ranks 32nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 26th. They give up 25 completions on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Colts allow 113 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the NFL. Indianapolis allows 398 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 30th in the league. They force 8.1 penalties for 70 yards in each contest, ranking 30th.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 3-7-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis is 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
Indianapolis has an ATS record of 5-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Foot "?" Thursday vs. Indianapolis
11/20/16 S Jordan Dangerfield Groin "?" Thursday vs. Indianapolis
11/20/16 S Shamarko Thomas Groin "?" Thursday vs. Indianapolis
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
11/21/16 QB Andrew Luck Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
11/20/16 CB Patrick Robinson Groin "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
11/19/16 DE Kendall Langford Knee IR
10/19/16 WR Quan Bray Ankle IR
09/29/16 C Jonotthan Harrison Appendix IR
09/27/16 LB Trent Cole Back IR
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -2.5
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