Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/24/2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46. The Steelers have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
09/18/17 TE Jesse James Ankle probable Sunday vs. Chicago
09/17/17 T Alejandro Villanueva Dehydration left game "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/17/17 T Jerald Hawkins Knee "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/17/17 DE Stephon Tuitt Bicep "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/17/17 LB T.J. Watt Groin left game "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/17/17 S J.J. Wilcox Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Cameron Sutton Undisclosed IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
09/18/17 RB Jordan Howard Arm "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/18/17 LB Nick Kwiatkoski Pectoral out indefinitely
09/17/17 RB Benny Cunningham Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/17/17 DB Deon Bush Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/17/17 DB Prince Amukamara Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/17/17 OL Tom Compton Hip left game "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/17/17 OL Kyle Long Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/17/17 WR Markus Wheaton Finger "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/12/17 LB Jerrell Freeman Concussion IR
09/10/17 WR Kevin White Shoulder IR
09/04/17 DB Deiondre' Hall Hamstring IR
09/04/17 LS Patrick Scales Knee IR
09/04/17 RB Ka'Deem Carey Wrist IR
08/30/17 WR Cameron Meredith ACL IR
08/12/17 C Eric Kush Hamstring IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 10th in the NFL in points scored with 47. They have run 123 plays this season for 625 yards, which ranks them 15th in the league in total offense. The Steelers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 13th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 137 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 49 times, averaging 2.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 23 times for 216 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the league in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 506 yards this season. He has completed 47 passes on 71 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.2%. His quarterback rating is 99.9. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion.
Pittsburgh is 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 27. They have surrendered a total of 474 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The Steelers are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 3.9. 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 40 passes on 68 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, placing them 13th and 18th in the National Football League. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also given up a total of 326 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 45 attempts for 148 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Steelers have committed 15 penalties for 192 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 21.7% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 49 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 16.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 723. The Pittsburgh Steelers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 13th in the National Football League. Pittsburgh Steelers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 468 yards on 11 punts, averaging 42.5 yards per punt. That places them 28th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears have run for 145 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in the league. They've run 35 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 12 times for 99 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 24. They have run 125 plays this year for 611 yards, which ranks them 19th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears average 4.9 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Mike Glennon has completed 57 throws while attempting 85 passes for a completion percentage of 67.1%. He has passed for 514 yards this year. He averages 9 yards per completion and 6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 81.2.
The Bears rush defense has given up 57 attempts for 181 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 107 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in the league. They've allowed a score on 50% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the NFL. Chicago is 28th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 52. They have given up a total of 683 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The Bears are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 7.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 39 throws on 61 attempts against the Chicago Bears defense this season, ranking them 12th and 10th in the league. The Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 502 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago kickers have made 100% of their kicks, going 3 for 3 on extra points and 1 for 1 on field goals this season. Their punters have accumulated 412 yards on 8 punts, averaging 51.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Chicago is 12th in the NFL in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 55 punt return yards and are averaging 11 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 17 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 113 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 22.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 27 yards this season. They are 12th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 827.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -7.5
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