Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 0-4-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-4-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
10/01/17 WR Jaelen Strong Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/01/17 LB Lerentee McCray Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/21/17 S Calvin Pryor Ankle IR
09/20/17 DT Michael Bennett Pectoral IR
09/11/17 WR Allen Robinson ACL IR
09/08/17 WR Dede Westbrook Abdominal IR
09/05/17 TE Mychal Rivera Wrist IR
09/05/17 WR Rashad Greene Sr. Undisclosed IR
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
10/01/17 T Marcus Gilbert Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
10/01/17 S Mike Mitchell Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Cameron Sutton Undisclosed IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5th in the NFL in points scored with 109. They have run 264 plays this season for 1,311 yards, which ranks them 18th in the league in total offense. The Jaguars average 5 yards per play, which is 21st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 83 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville has run for 595 yards as a team, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. They've run 138 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 35 times for 305 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the league in penalties. Blake Bortles has thrown for 732 yards this season. He has completed 66 passes on 121 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating is 81.7. He averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion.
Jacksonville is 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 74. They have surrendered a total of 1,250 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Jaguars are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 4.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 2nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 71 passes on 122 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, placing them 2nd and 7th in the National Football League. The Jacksonville pass defense has also given up a total of 588 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 116 attempts for 662 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in the league against the run. The Jaguars have committed 36 penalties for 322 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27.5% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Jacksonville is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 13 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 30th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 7 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 100 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 20 yards per kick return and have a long of 28 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,125. The Jacksonville Jaguars have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 5th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.5%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 8 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 583 yards on 12 punts, averaging 48.6 yards per punt. That places them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 380 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in the league. They've run 108 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 37 times for 316 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 90. They have run 255 plays this year for 1,288 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 18th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 79 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 87 throws while attempting 140 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. He has passed for 957 yards this year. He averages 11 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 90.7.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 98 attempts for 452 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 31 penalties for 320 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 22.9% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 59. They have given up a total of 1,068 yards on D, which is 3rd in the league. The Steelers are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Their pass defense has allowed 4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 86 throws on 139 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 16th and 19th in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 616 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 Jaguars/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +9
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