Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
TIAA Bank Field
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TIAA Bank Field is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5.
The Jaguars are 3-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0. The Steelers are 6-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-3-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-5-1 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
11/11/18 DT Daniel McCullers Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
11/11/18 RB James Conner Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
11/11/18 T Marcus Gilbert Knee is questionable Sunday vs Jacksonville
09/16/18 RB Le'Veon Bell Holdout is out indefinitely
09/09/18 WR Eli Rogers ACL PUP
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
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
11/13/18 OL Brandon Linder Knee is out for season
11/11/18 CB A.J. Bouye Calf is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
11/11/18 DT Eli Ankou Calf is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
11/11/18 DE Lerentee McCray Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
11/11/18 CB Quenton Meeks Knee is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
11/11/18 T Ereck Flowers Knee injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
10/25/18 LB Donald Payne Knee IR
10/20/18 OL Will Richardson Knee IR
10/18/18 OL Josh Wells Groin IR
10/16/18 WR Jaydon Mickens Ankle IR
10/15/18 TE Niles Paul Knee is out indefinitely
10/12/18 LS Carson Tinker Knee IR
10/10/18 RB Corey Grant Foot IR
10/08/18 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Abdominal IR
09/23/18 OL Cam Robinson ACL IR
09/04/18 G Brandon Thomas Knee IR
09/04/18 CB Kenneth Acker Ankle IR
09/04/18 WR Marqise Lee Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Michael Hughes Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 WR Tevaun Smith Undisclosed IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 951 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 219 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 75 times for 715 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the NFL in penalties. They are 8th in the National Football League in points scored with 279. They have run 603 plays this year for 3,779 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 6.3 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 219 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 244 throws while attempting 369 passes for a completion percentage of 66.1%. He has passed for 2,888 yards this year. He averages 11.8 yards per completion and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 100.9.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 200 attempts for 817 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 69 penalties for 517 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.6% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 209. They have given up a total of 3,025 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 222 throws on 350 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in the league. The Pittsburgh pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,208 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Pittsburgh Steelers have tried 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 5th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 72.7%. Pittsburgh Steelers kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 29 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,662 yards on 39 punts, averaging 42.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average. Pittsburgh is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 176 punt return yards and are averaging 10.4 yards per return, which is 23rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 23 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 372 yards on special teams, placing them 18th in kick return yardage. The Steelers average 19.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,406.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5th in the NFL in points scored with 160. They have run 594 plays this season for 3,235 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 173 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Jacksonville has run for 851 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the NFL. They've run 213 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 59 times for 550 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the league in penalties. Blake Bortles has thrown for 2,341 yards this season. He has completed 201 passes on 328 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 84.9. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion.
Jacksonville is 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 199. They have surrendered a total of 2,872 yards on D, which is 2nd in the NFL. The Jaguars are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 170 passes on 275 attempts against the Jacksonville defense this season, placing them 1st and 4th in the National Football League. The Jaguars pass defense has also given up a total of 1,805 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 256 attempts for 1,067 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. The Jacksonville Jaguars have committed 49 penalties for 387 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38.6% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Jacksonville is ranked 14th in the league in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 23 yards. They have returned 16 kicks for 330 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 20.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 47 yards this year. They are 9th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,792. The Jacksonville Jaguars have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 14, which is 12th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93.3%. Jacksonville kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,692 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42.3 yards per punt. That places them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars +3.5
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