Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41.5. The Steelers have an over/under record of 6-10-0 and they are 7-9-0 against the spread. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 9-8-0 while their over/under record is 8-9-0.
Valuable Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 9-8-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-10-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-9-0 against the spread
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
12/24/17 WR Jaelen Strong ACL IR
11/23/17 WR Arrelious Benn Knee IR
09/21/17 S Calvin Pryor Ankle IR
09/20/17 DT Michael Bennett Pectoral IR
09/11/17 WR Allen Robinson ACL IR
09/05/17 TE Mychal Rivera Wrist IR
09/05/17 WR Rashad Greene Sr. Undisclosed IR
01/07/18 RB T.J. Yeldon Illness is "?" Sunday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
12/19/17 RB James Conner Knee IR
12/12/17 LB Ryan Shazier Back IR
09/05/17 LB Keion Adams Shoulder IR
01/07/18 WR Antonio Brown Calf is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Jacksonville
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 2,262 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the NFL. They've run 527 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 112 times for 936 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the league in penalties. They are 5th in the NFL in points scored with 417. They have run 1,078 plays this season for 5,855 yards, which ranks them 6th in the league in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.4 yards per play, which is 11th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 332 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion. He has completed 315 passes on 523 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating is 84.7. He has thrown for 3,687 yards this season.
The Jaguars rush defense has allowed 429 attempts for 1,860 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. Jacksonville has committed 112 penalties for 1050 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 23.9% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the league. They are 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 268. They have surrendered a total of 4,578 yards on D, which is 2nd in the NFL. The Jaguars are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has given up 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 289 passes on 509 attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this season, placing them 1st and 4th in the National Football League. The Jacksonville pass defense has also given up a total of 2,718 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars have attempted 35 field goals this season and made 30, which is 12th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.7%. Jacksonville Jaguars kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 37 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,835 yards on 88 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That places them 26th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville is ranked 14th in the league in punt returns with 35. They've accumulated 325 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 72 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 551 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 22 yards per kick return and have a long of 68 yards this year. They are 9th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,854.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8th in the National Football League in points scored with 406. They have run 1,051 plays this year for 6,047 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 348 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 1,667 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 437 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 101 times for 897 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 4,251 yards this year. He's completed 360 throws while attempting 561 passes for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 93.4. He averages 11.8 yards per completion and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh is 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 308. They have given up a total of 4,910 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Steelers are 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 297 throws on 499 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in the league. The Steelers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,217 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 385 attempts for 1,693 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had 110 penalties for 1041 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 30.3% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 30. They've totaled 207 punt return yards and are averaging 6.9 yards per return, which is 23rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 27 yards. They have returned 33 kicks for 630 yards on special teams, placing them 18th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 19.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 96 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,038. The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 38 field goals this season and made 35, which is 5th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 92.1%. Pittsburgh kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,763 yards on 64 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +6.5
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