Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/17/2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Minnesota Vikings at Heinz Field on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45. The Steelers have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread. The Vikings have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/11/17 G Danny Isidora Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/11/17 DB Tramaine Brock Groin "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
09/05/17 WR Michael Floyd Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/09 vs Chicago)
09/05/17 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee PUP
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
09/11/17 DE Stephon Tuitt Bicep out indefinitely
09/10/17 LB Bud Dupree Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/10/17 T Jerald Hawkins Knee "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Cameron Sutton Undisclosed IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings have run for 129 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 30 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 5 times for 50 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. They are 6th in the NFL in points scored with 29. They have run 63 plays this season for 470 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 7.5 yards per play, which is 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Bradford averages 10.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.8 yards per completion. He has completed 27 passes on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 84.4%. His quarterback rating is 143. He has thrown for 346 yards this season.
The Vikings rush defense has allowed 21 attempts for 60 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in the league against the run. Minnesota has committed 6 penalties for 52 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the NFL. They are 16th in the league in points allowed on defense with 19. They have surrendered a total of 344 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 27 passes on 37 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, placing them 27th and 22nd in the National Football League. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 284 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 2 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 87 yards on 2 punts, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. That places them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Minnesota is ranked 17th in the league in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 11 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 108 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 27 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 2nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 594.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 21. They have run 54 plays this year for 290 yards, which ranks them 17th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 11th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 16 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 35 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the league. They've run 17 times, averaging 2.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 13 times for 144 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 263 yards this year. He's completed 24 throws while attempting 36 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 95. He averages 11 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh is 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 18. They have given up a total of 237 yards on D, which is 10th in the league. The Steelers are 4th in yards per play allowed with 3.8. Their pass defense has allowed 4.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 11th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 20 throws on 30 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, ranking them 13th and 10th in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 180 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 25 attempts for 57 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had 4 penalties for 61 yards on defense this year. That places them 19th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is 4th in the NFL in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and are averaging 10.7 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 13 yards. They are 19th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 334. Pittsburgh kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 275 yards on 6 punts, averaging 45.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Vikings +4.5
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