Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41. The Bengals have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 0-6-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-6-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
10/15/17 CB Adam Jones Back "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/15/17 S Derron Smith Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/15/17 CB Dre Kirkpatrick Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/15/17 WR John Ross Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/15/17 HB Ryan Hewitt Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/15/17 S Shawn Williams Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/15/17 WR Tyler Boyd Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/12/17 TE Tyler Eifert Back out for season
09/05/17 QB Jeff Driskel Thumb IR
08/30/17 HB Cedric Peerman Shoulder IR
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
10/15/17 T Marcus Gilbert Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/15/17 G Ramon Foster Back "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/15/17 LB Vince Williams Hip injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Cameron Sutton Undisclosed IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals are 31st in the NFL in points scored with 84. They have run 307 plays this season for 1,555 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Bengals average 5.1 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 90 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 420 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the NFL. They've run 133 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 37 times for 316 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the league in penalties. Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,220 yards this season. He has completed 104 passes on 159 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4%. His quarterback rating is 87.5. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Cincinnati is 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 83. They have surrendered a total of 1,314 yards on D, which is 2nd in the NFL. The Bengals are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Their pass defense has given up 4.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 2nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 93 passes on 162 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals defense this season, placing them 1st and 1st in the National Football League. The Cincinnati pass defense has also given up a total of 798 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 135 attempts for 516 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. The Bengals have committed 34 penalties for 278 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.8% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is ranked 1st in the league in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 143 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 107 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Bengals average 26.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,125. The Cincinnati Bengals have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 22nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80.0%. Cincinnati Bengals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 842 yards on 18 punts, averaging 46.8 yards per punt. That places them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 644 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the league. They've run 165 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 48 times for 410 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. They are 18th in the National Football League in points scored with 118. They have run 395 plays this year for 2,098 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.3 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 123 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 137 throws while attempting 220 passes for a completion percentage of 62.3%. He has passed for 1,521 yards this year. He averages 11.1 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 78.2.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 150 attempts for 711 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 42 penalties for 387 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 25% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 102. They have given up a total of 1,632 yards on D, which is 7th in the league. The Steelers are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has allowed 4.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 113 throws on 187 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 7th and 13th in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 921 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 16th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 83.3%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 671 yards on 16 punts, averaging 41.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NFL in punting average. Pittsburgh is 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 46 punt return yards and are averaging 5.8 yards per return, which is 22nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 15 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 73 yards on special teams, placing them 26th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 18.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 25th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,067.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bengals +4
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