Sunday, October 16, 2016
Sun Life Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Sun Life Stadium. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48. The Steelers are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Dolphins have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Ben Roethlisberger finished with 380 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 34 passes out of 47 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 66 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Sammie Coates was the team leader in receiving with a total of 139 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 23 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 433 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 61 yards on 24 attempts.
Ryan Tannehill finished with 191 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 12 for 18, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Dolphins were led on the ground by Jay Ajayi, who finished with 42 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. DeVante Parker led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. Miami had 8 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 41 total plays for 200 yards for the contest. The Dolphins ran for 51 yards on 17 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 6th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 38 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 284 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 3rd in the league. The Steelers run for an average of 102 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the league. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 386 yards per game, ranking their offense 5th overall this season. The Steelers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 6th in the NFL. They accumulate 58 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 27th in the league.
Pittsburgh allows 302 passing yards per game, ranking 30th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 9th. They give up 28 completions on 43 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Steelers allow 77 rushing yards per game on 19 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 5th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 379 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 48.6 yards per game, ranking them 12th among NFL teams.
Miami averages 18 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 28th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. They throw for 231 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th. The Dolphins run for an average of 72 yards per game on 18 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 53 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 304 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league on offense. The Dolphins get an average of 15 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd. They average 61.4 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 24th in the NFL.
Miami allows an average of 250 passing yards per game, which ranks 16th in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th. They give up 23 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 66% per game. The Dolphins allow 151 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the NFL. Miami allows 401 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 28th in the league. They force 7.8 penalties for 61 yards in each contest, ranking 29th.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 S Shamarko Thomas Groin injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 DE Cameron Heyward Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 C Cody Wallace Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 FB Roosevelt Nix Back "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 LB Ryan Shazier Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 WR Eli Rogers Toe "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 DB Justin Gilbert Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 T Marcus Gilbert Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/09/16 S Robert Golden Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/08/16 T Ryan Harris Shin IR
10/08/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot IR
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
08/31/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache PUP
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
10/11/16 T Branden Albert Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/11/16 WR Jakeem Grant Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/11/16 TE MarQueis Gray Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/09/16 RB Arian Foster Groin "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/09/16 RB Damien Williams Illness left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/09/16 CB Xavien Howard Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/09/16 LB Jelani Jenkins Thigh "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/09/16 LB Koa Misi Neck "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/09/16 G Laremy Tunsil Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/05/16 TE Jordan Cameron Concussion out indefinitely
09/14/16 DT Earl Mitchell Calf IR
09/01/16 CB Chris Culliver Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Zach Vigil Back PUP
08/30/16 DE Dion Jordan Knee PUP
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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