Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/24/2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, September 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Buccaneers are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-0-0. The Steelers are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
09/16/18 G David DeCastro Hand is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay
09/16/18 CB Joe Haden Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay
09/16/18 RB Le'Veon Bell Holdout is out indefinitely
09/16/18 DE Tyson Alualu Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay
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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
09/16/18 CB Brent Grimes Groin is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh
09/16/18 S Chris Conte Knee left last game, is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh
09/16/18 DT Vita Vea Calf is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/06/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is out indefinitely
09/04/18 LB Devante Bond Foot IR
09/04/18 DT Mitch Unrein Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Riley Bullough Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Sergio Bailey Ankle IR
06/21/18 QB Jameis Winston Suspension 3-game Suspension (eligible to return 9/30 vs Chicago)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers have run for 192 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 48 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers have been penalized on offense 24 times for 206 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 58. They have run 154 plays this year for 947 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 58 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 62 throws while attempting 101 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 787 yards this year. He averages 12.7 yards per completion and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 86.5.
The Steelers rush defense has given up 63 attempts for 304 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 23 penalties for 163 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL. Pittsburgh is 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 63. They have given up a total of 776 yards on D, which is 5th in the league. The Steelers are 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 38 throws on 68 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 472 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 75. They have run 120 plays this season for 965 yards, which ranks them 9th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 8 yards per play, which is 8th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay has run for 155 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 57 times, averaging 2.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 11 times for 114 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for 819 yards this season. He has completed 48 passes on 61 attempts for a completion percentage of 78.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 151.5. He averages 13.4 yards per pass attempt and 17.1 yards per completion.
Tampa Bay is 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 61. They have surrendered a total of 887 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Their pass defense has given up 7.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 72 passes on 93 attempts against the Tampa Bay defense this season, placing them 32nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Buccaneers pass defense has also given up a total of 753 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 37 attempts for 134 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have committed 14 penalties for 132 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.5% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +2.5
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