Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46.5. The Steelers are 10-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-11-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 6-10-0 and they are 9-6-1 against the spread.
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Ben Roethlisberger finished with 197 yards through the air for Pittsburgh in their 30-12 win over the Dolphins. He completed 13 passes out of 18 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 167 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Antonio Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 124 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 54 total plays for 367 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 179 yards on 35 attempts.
Alex Smith finished with 264 yards passing for Kansas City in Week 17. He went 21 for 28, resulting in a 75% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led on the ground by Charcandrick West, who finished with 58 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. West led the team in receiving with 58 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Kansas City had 26 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 365 yards for the contest. The Chiefs ran for 103 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 263 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 8th in the league. The Steelers run for an average of 110 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 13th in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 373 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Steelers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 66.8 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 3rd in the league.
Pittsburgh allows 243 passing yards per game, ranking 16th, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Steelers allow 100 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 343 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 57.5 yards per game, ranking them 16th among NFL teams.
Kansas City averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 13th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 234 yards through the air per game, ranking them 19th. The Chiefs run for an average of 109 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 15th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 343 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the league on offense. The Chiefs get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 53 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 19th in the NFL.
Kansas City allows an average of 247 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th. They give up 22 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Chiefs allow 121 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 26th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 369 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 6.8 penalties for 49.8 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 6-11-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 10-7-0 this season
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 6-10-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 9-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/16 S Shamarko Thomas Knee IR
11/19/16 DE Cameron Heyward Pectoral IR
11/19/16 WR Markus Wheaton Shoulder IR
11/15/16 LB Steven Johnson Ankle IR
11/08/16 C Cody Wallace Knee IR
10/08/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot IR
10/08/16 T Ryan Harris Shin IR
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
01/08/17 LB Anthony Chickillo Ankle "?" Sunday Kansas City
01/08/17 QB Ben Roethlisberger Ankle injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Kansas City
01/08/17 DB Justin Gilbert Shoulder "?" Sunday Kansas City
01/08/17 TE Ladarius Green Concussion "?" Sunday Kansas Cityi
01/08/17 DE Ricardo Mathews Ankle "?" Sunday Kansas City
01/08/17 S Robert Golden Ankle "?" Sunday Kansas City
12/17/16 LB Derrick Johnson Achilles IR
12/01/16 DL Jaye Howard Hip IR
11/02/16 OL Parker Ehinger ACL IR
11/01/16 RB Jamaal Charles Knee IR
10/19/16 DL Allen Bailey Shoulder IR
10/19/16 LB Justin March Hand IR
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
01/08/17 LB Justin Houston Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
01/08/17 RB Spencer Ware Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City -1
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