Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Heinz Field is the venue for the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 5.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 50.5.
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The Steelers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0. The Chiefs are 1-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-0-0.
Valuable Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
09/09/18 LB Ben Niemann Hamstring injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/09/18 TE Demetrius Harris Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/09/18 DB Eric Berry Heel is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/04/18 WR Byron Pringle Hamstring IR
09/04/18 DB Daniel Sorensen Knee IR
09/04/18 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
09/09/18 WR Eli Rogers Suspension is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/09/18 CB Joe Haden Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/09/18 RB Le'Veon Bell Holdout is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/09/18 TE Vance McDonald Foot is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/04/18 TE Jake McGee Achilles IR
09/04/18 LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi Hamstring IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Malleck Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DB Trey Johnson Shoulder IR
08/03/18 T Jerald Hawkins Quad IR
08/03/18 LB Ryan Shazier Back IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 106 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 27 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 6 times for 50 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. They are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 38. They have run 55 plays this year for 362 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.6 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Patrick Mahomes has completed 15 throws while attempting 27 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. He has passed for 256 yards this year. He averages 17.1 yards per completion and 9.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.5.
The Chiefs rush defense has given up 22 attempts for 123 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 7 penalties for 45 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 45.5% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 28. They have given up a total of 541 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 7.3. Their pass defense has allowed 8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 34 throws on 51 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Kansas City pass defense has also surrendered a total of 418 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8th in the NFL in points scored with 21. They have run 80 plays this season for 472 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the league in total offense. The Steelers average 5.9 yards per play, which is 6th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this year, placing them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh has run for 159 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the NFL. They've run 35 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 116 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the league in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 335 yards this season. He has completed 23 passes on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 60.5. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 14.6 yards per completion.
Pittsburgh is 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 21. They have surrendered a total of 327 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The Steelers are ranked 14th in yards per play allowed with 3.8. Their pass defense has given up 3.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 9th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 15 passes on 40 attempts against the Pittsburgh defense this season, placing them 3rd and 2nd in the National Football League. The Steelers pass defense has also given up a total of 150 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 38 attempts for 177 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in the league against the run. The Pittsburgh Steelers have committed 11 penalties for 87 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 15.8% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -5.5
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