Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5. The Steelers have an over/under record of 4-8-0 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread. The Ravens have an ATS record of 6-5-1 while their over/under record is 7-5-0.
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Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 6-5-1 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-6-0 against the spread
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
12/03/17 G Jermaine Eluemunor Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Pittsburgh
12/03/17 CB Jimmy Smith Achilles is out for season
09/27/17 DE Brent Urban Foot IR
09/20/17 LB Bam Bradley ACL IR
09/20/17 G Marshal Yanda Ankle IR
09/16/17 CB Sheldon Price Concussion IR
09/04/17 G Alex Lewis Shoulder IR
09/04/17 TE Crockett Gillmore MCL IR
09/04/17 CB Tavon Young ACL IR
08/28/17 LB Albert McClellan ACL IR
07/25/17 RB Kenneth Dixon Knee IR
07/02/17 TE Darren Waller Suspension out for season
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
12/04/17 LB James Harrison Back is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
12/04/17 S Mike Mitchell Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
12/04/17 LB Ryan Shazier Back left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
12/04/17 TE Vance McDonald Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore
11/13/17 CB Joe Haden Fibula is out indefinitely
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens have run for 1,386 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the NFL. They've run 345 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 69 times for 585 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the league in penalties. They are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 280. They have run 773 plays this season for 3,462 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Ravens average 4.5 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Joe Flacco averages 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 yards per completion. He has completed 252 passes on 387 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.1%. His quarterback rating is 77.1. He has thrown for 2,144 yards this season.
The Ravens rush defense has allowed 346 attempts for 1,352 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. Baltimore has committed 76 penalties for 592 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the league. They are 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 207. They have surrendered a total of 3,735 yards on D, which is 7th in the NFL. The Ravens are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 230 passes on 389 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense this season, placing them 3rd and 5th in the National Football League. The Baltimore pass defense has also given up a total of 2,383 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baltimore Ravens have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 26, which is 5th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89.7%. Baltimore Ravens kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,021 yards on 66 punts, averaging 45.8 yards per punt. That places them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Baltimore is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 280 punt return yards and average 12.2 yards per return, which is 2nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 77 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 613 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 27.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 96 yards this year. They are 27th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,517.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 281. They have run 787 plays this year for 4,411 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 8th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 256 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,237 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 334 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 82 times for 694 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 3,238 yards this year. He's completed 274 throws while attempting 436 passes for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 89.8. He averages 11.8 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh is 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 213. They have given up a total of 3,536 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Steelers are 7th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 231 throws on 382 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,350 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 285 attempts for 1,186 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had 87 penalties for 845 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in the league. They've allowed a score on 28.1% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 114 punt return yards and are averaging 5.4 yards per return, which is 29th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 310 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 18.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 38 yards this season. They are 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,943. The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 31 field goals this season and made 28, which is 3rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 90.3%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 23 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,164 yards on 50 punts, averaging 43.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 29th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ravens +7
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