Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 14 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41.5. The Steelers have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread. The Packers have an ATS record of 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
11/20/17 LB Clay Matthews Groin is doubtful Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/20/17 DT Kenny Clark Ankle left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/19/17 G Justin McCray Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/19/17 CB Kevin King Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/19/17 S Morgan Burnett Groin is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/19/17 RB Ty Montgomery Ribs is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/13/17 RB Aaron Jones MCL is OUT 3-6 weeks
11/12/17 QB Aaron Rodgers Collarbone IR
11/07/17 T Bryan Bulaga Knee IR
11/03/17 S Kentrell Brice Ankle IR
11/03/17 LS Taybor Pepper Foot IR
10/16/17 CB Quinten Rollins Ankle IR
09/26/17 T Kyle Murphy Foot IR
09/25/17 LS Brett Goode Hamstring IR
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
11/20/17 T Marcus Gilbert Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 12/25 vs. Houston)
11/19/17 LB James Harrison Back is "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
11/19/17 S Mike Mitchell Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
11/19/17 TE Vance McDonald Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
11/13/17 CB Joe Haden Fibula is out indefinitely
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers have run for 1,024 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the NFL. They've run 236 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 63 times for 520 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the league in penalties. They are 21st in the NFL in points scored with 204. They have run 623 plays this season for 3,088 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Packers average 5 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 199 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Hundley averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 yards per completion. He has completed 96 passes on 158 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating is 63.3. He has thrown for 940 yards this season.
The Packers rush defense has allowed 284 attempts for 1,057 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. Green Bay has committed 63 penalties for 556 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.2% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league. They are 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 230. They have surrendered a total of 3,401 yards on D, which is 18th in the NFL. The Packers are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 220 passes on 323 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense this season, placing them 20th and 9th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 2,344 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 11, which is 29th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78.6%. Green Bay Packers kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,960 yards on 44 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay is ranked 29th in the league in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 134 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 13th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 374 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Packers average 22 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 24th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,857.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 227. They have run 654 plays this year for 3,575 yards, which ranks them 11th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 9th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 204 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,024 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 288 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 70 times for 583 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 2,597 yards this year. He's completed 217 throws while attempting 351 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 87.8. He averages 12 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 165. They have given up a total of 2,876 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Steelers are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has allowed 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 4th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 193 throws on 320 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, ranking them 4th and 6th in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,900 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 239 attempts for 976 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had 71 penalties for 645 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 26.1% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 98 punt return yards and are averaging 6.1 yards per return, which is 24th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 214 yards on special teams, placing them 29th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 16.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 20th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,977. The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 27 field goals this season and made 24, which is 4th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 88.9%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,889 yards on 43 punts, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers +14
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