Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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Ford Field is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 44.5. The Lions are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-2-0. The Steelers are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-6-0.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
10/23/17 WR Martavis Bryant Disciplinary is "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/22/17 T Marcus Gilbert Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/22/17 DE Stephon Tuitt Back is "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Cameron Sutton Undisclosed IR
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
10/22/17 RB Dwayne Washington Quad is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/22/17 S Glover Quin Head is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/22/17 T Greg Robinson Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/22/17 G T.J. Lang Back is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/22/17 WR Kenny Golladay Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/16/17 WR Golden Tate Shoulder out indefinitely
10/12/17 DT Haloti Ngata Elbow IR
10/06/17 G Zac Kerin Knee IR
10/05/17 LB Paul Worrilow Knee out indefinitely
09/26/17 G Joe Dahl Leg IR
09/13/17 T Corey Robinson Foot IR
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee IR
09/05/17 DE Kerry Hyder Jr. Achilles IR
09/05/17 RB Mike James Concussion IR
09/04/17 P Sam Martin Foot PUP
08/28/17 T Taylor Decker Shoulder PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 796 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in the league. They've run 208 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 49 times for 415 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. They are 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 147. They have run 463 plays this year for 2,518 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 144 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 151 throws while attempting 244 passes for a completion percentage of 61.9%. He has passed for 1,745 yards this year. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 82.1.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 167 attempts for 782 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 441 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 24.1% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 116. They have given up a total of 1,811 yards on D, which is 3rd in the league. The Steelers are 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Their pass defense has allowed 4.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 130 throws on 217 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 7th and 12th in the league. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,029 yards in the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 18 field goals this season and made 16, which is 6th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 88.9%. Pittsburgh Steelers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,252 yards on 30 punts, averaging 41.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NFL in punting average. Pittsburgh is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 68 punt return yards and are averaging 5.2 yards per return, which is 28th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 15 yards. They have returned 10 kicks for 150 yards on special teams, placing them 27th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 15 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 7th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,803.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 10th in the NFL in points scored with 161. They have run 391 plays this season for 1,788 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 4.6 yards per play, which is 30th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 108 1st downs this year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 504 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 143 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 39 times for 364 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,428 yards this season. He has completed 136 passes on 225 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 89.3. He averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 10.5 yards per completion.
Detroit is 19th in the league in points allowed on defense with 149. They have surrendered a total of 2,031 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 135 passes on 208 attempts against the Detroit defense this season, placing them 10th and 7th in the National Football League. The Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 1,465 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 151 attempts for 566 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. The Detroit Lions have committed 47 penalties for 401 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.3% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 271 punt return yards and average 22.6 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 88 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 141 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 17.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this year. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,344. The Detroit Lions have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 19th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,411 yards on 32 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That places them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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