Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/11/2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Steelers head to MetLife Stadium to play the New York Giants on Friday, August 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 38.5. The Steelers were 11-8-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-12-0. The Giants were 9-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark was 5-12-0.
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Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 7-12-0 against the over/under last season
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 11-8-0 against the spread last year
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 5-12-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 9-7-1 against the spread last year
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
07/30/17 WR Canaan Severin Undisclosed PUP
07/30/17 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out indefinitely
07/30/17 WR Sammie Coates Knee PUP
Key New York Giants Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 11th in the National Football League in points scored with 399 last year. They ran 1,026 plays for 5,962 yards, which ranked them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 8th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 336 1st downs last season, ranking them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh ran for 1,760 yards as a unit, which ranked 14th in the league. They ran 409 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers were penalized on offense 112 times for 1068 yards last year, which had them 10th in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 3,819 yards last year. He completed 328 throws while attempting 509 passes for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating last season was 95.4 and his QBR was 66.3. He averaged 11.6 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh was 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 327. They gave up a total of 5,482 yards on D, which was 12th in the league. The Steelers were 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 12th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 381 throws on 590 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense last season, ranking them 26th and 23rd in the league. The Pittsburgh pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,882 yards in the air, which was 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 369 attempts for 1,600 yards last season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Steelers had 109 penalties for 920 yards on defense last year. That placed them 14th in the league. They allowed a score on 34.5% of possessions on defense, which was 12th in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants ran for 1,412 yards as a team last year, which ranked 29th in the NFL. They ran 398 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 88 times for 857 yards last season, which had them 31st in the league in penalties. They were 26th in the NFL in points scored with 310. They ran 1,018 plays last season for 5,291 yards, which ranked them 25th in the league in total offense. The Giants averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 289 1st downs last year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit.
The Giants rush defense allowed 397 attempts for 1,417 yards last year, putting them in 4th place in the league against the run. New York committed 104 penalties for 853 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 8th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 29.9% of possessions on defense, which was 5th in the league. They were 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 284. They surrendered a total of 5,435 yards on D, which was 10th in the NFL. The Giants were ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense gave up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 369 passes on 630 attempts against the New York defense last season, placing them 20th and 29th in the National Football League. The New York Giants pass defense also gave up a total of 4,018 yards through the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -2.5
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