Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/1/2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Steelers head to M&T Bank Stadium to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Steelers are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Ravens are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
09/24/17 T Jerald Hawkins Knee "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/24/17 T Marcus Gilbert Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/24/17 G Ramon Foster Hand left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/24/17 S Sean Davis Ankle left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/24/17 DE Stephon Tuitt Bicep "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/24/17 LB T.J. Watt Groin "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Cameron Sutton Undisclosed IR
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
09/24/17 DT Brandon Williams Foot "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/24/17 TE Maxx Williams Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/24/17 T Roubbens Joseph Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/24/17 CB Jaylen Hill Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/24/17 WR Jeremy Maclin Head injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/20/17 LB Bam Bradley ACL IR
09/20/17 G Marshal Yanda Ankle IR
09/16/17 CB Sheldon Price Concussion IR
09/13/17 RB Danny Woodhead Hamstring IR
09/05/17 CB Maurice Canady Knee 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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 15th in the National Football League in points scored with 64. They have run 182 plays this year for 907 yards, which ranks them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5 yards per play, which is 19th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 57 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 207 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in the league. They've run 66 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 29 times for 256 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 741 yards this year. He's completed 69 throws while attempting 110 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 93.8. He averages 10.7 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh is 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 50. They have given up a total of 778 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 4.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 55 throws on 90 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 6th and 8th in the league. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 410 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 83 attempts for 368 yards this season, putting them in 22nd place in the NFL against the run. The Steelers have had 25 penalties for 265 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 25% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
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. 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 Steelers 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.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens have run for 427 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the NFL. They've run 99 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 28 times for 218 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the league in penalties. They are 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 51. They have run 182 plays this season for 791 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Ravens average 4.3 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Joe Flacco averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 yards per completion. He has completed 42 passes on 69 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.9%. His quarterback rating is 65.2. He has thrown for 366 yards this season.
The Ravens rush defense has allowed 78 attempts for 336 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. Baltimore has committed 29 penalties for 201 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league. They are 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 54. They have surrendered a total of 1,017 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 56 passes on 106 attempts against the Baltimore defense this season, placing them 7th and 21st in the National Football League. The Ravens pass defense has also given up a total of 681 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baltimore Ravens have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 27th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75.0%. Baltimore kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 796 yards on 18 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average. Baltimore is ranked 15th in the league in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 42 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 15 yards. They are 30th in the league in all-purpose yards with 871.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ravens +2.5
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