Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Paul Brown Stadium
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Paul Brown Stadium is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 43. The Bengals are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0. The Steelers are 6-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-8-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
11/26/17 LB James Harrison Back is "?" Monday vs. Cincinnati
11/26/17 WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Hamstring is "?" Monday vs. Cincinnati
11/26/17 TE Vance McDonald Ankle is "?" Monday vs. Cincinnati
11/13/17 CB Joe Haden Fibula is out indefinitely
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
11/26/17 LB Nick Vigil Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs. Pittsburgh
11/26/17 S Shawn Williams Hamstring is "?" Monday vs. Pittsburgh
11/26/17 LB Vincent Rey Hamstring is "?" Monday vs. Pittsburgh
11/11/17 HB Jeremy Hill Ankle IR
11/08/17 T Jake Fisher Illness IR
10/12/17 TE Tyler Eifert Back IR
09/05/17 QB Jeff Driskel Thumb IR
08/30/17 HB Cedric Peerman Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 1,145 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 312 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 75 times for 628 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. They are 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 258. They have run 724 plays this year for 4,037 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 8th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 232 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 250 throws while attempting 396 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He has passed for 2,948 yards this year. He averages 11.8 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 89.9.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 263 attempts for 1,056 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 74 penalties for 672 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 27% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 193. They have given up a total of 3,183 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Steelers are 7th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has allowed 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 210 throws on 346 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in the league. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,127 yards in the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 28 field goals this season and made 25, which is 4th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 89.3%. Pittsburgh Steelers kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,986 yards on 46 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average. Pittsburgh is 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 107 punt return yards and are averaging 5.6 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 272 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 18.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 38 yards this season. They are 15th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,516.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals are 25th in the NFL in points scored with 199. They have run 610 plays this season for 3,017 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the league in total offense. The Bengals average 4.9 yards per play, which is 23rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 176 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Cincinnati has run for 832 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the NFL. They've run 258 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 74 times for 634 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,372 yards this season. He has completed 201 passes on 324 attempts for a completion percentage of 62%. His quarterback rating this season is 92.5. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion.
Cincinnati is 10th in the league in points allowed on defense with 215. They have surrendered a total of 3,635 yards on D, which is 13th in the NFL. The Bengals are ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 223 passes on 382 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, placing them 7th and 20th in the National Football League. The Bengals pass defense has also given up a total of 2,242 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 347 attempts for 1,393 yards this year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. The Cincinnati Bengals have committed 64 penalties for 552 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Cincinnati is ranked 1st in the league in punt returns with 35. They've accumulated 348 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 21 kicks for 456 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Bengals average 21.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this year. They are 31st in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,008. The Cincinnati Bengals have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84.6%. Cincinnati kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,743 yards on 59 punts, averaging 46.5 yards per punt. That places them 11th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals +6.5
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