Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers NFL Picks Against the Spread 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers head to Levi's Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the San Francisco 49ers. Pittsburgh opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total is set at 44. The Steelers are 0-2-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
09/16/19 QB Ben Roethlisberger Elbow is out for season
09/15/19 RB James Conner Knee is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/15/19 FB Roosevelt Nix Knee is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/15/19 S Sean Davis Shoulder left game, is questionable to return
09/15/19 LB Vince Williams Hamstring left game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
09/16/19 T Joe Staley Fibula is out 6-8 weeks
09/16/19 DL Dee Ford Knee is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/15/19 DB Jimmie Ward Finger is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/15/19 WR Trent Taylor Foot is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/15/19 WR Jalen Hurd Back is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
09/10/19 RB Tevin Coleman Ankle is out indefinitely
09/03/19 TE Garrett Celek Back PUP
09/03/19 DL Kentavius Street Knee IR
08/30/19 RB Jerick McKinnon Knee IR
The last time they played, the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Seattle Seahawks and lost 28-26. James Conner paced the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He ran for 33 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 3.0 yards per tote. JuJu Smith-Schuster was the receiving yardage leader by earning 84 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 16.8 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Steelers was Mason Rudolph who went 12/19 with 112 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game.
The Steelers head into this game 0-2 for the 2019 season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 14.5 points per game, putting them 29th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 56.5 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 14th in the conference and 28th in the NFL with 569 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Steelers have compiled a total of 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC North and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Steelers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the league, giving up 30.5 points per contest which has them at 14th among AFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Steelers have allowed 640 yards. Teams are completing 75.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.3 yards per attempt. They have allowed 6 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. In regard to yards on the ground, Pittsburgh is giving up 125 yards per game putting them 3rd among AFC North teams and 22nd in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per carry which has them at 4th in the AFC and 11th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 113 rushing yards through 2 contests.
In their last game, the San Francisco 49ers played the Cincinnati Bengals and ended up getting the victory by a score of 41-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 17/25 with 297 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick in the game. Matt Breida paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 34 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 121 yards on 12 carries which meant he averaged 10.1 yards per carry. Deebo Samuel was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 87 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 17.4 yards per catch in the game.
The 49ers, who started the season as 28-1 longshots to win the Super Bowl, head into this game 2-0. In discussing the offensive production, the 49ers have one of the top tier offenses in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the 49ers are ranked 1st among NFC West teams and 3rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 36 points per game. San Francisco is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 178.5 rushing yards per game, putting them 4th in the NFL. As a unit, they have a total of 357 yards rushing through 2 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The 49ers average 414 yards per game overall putting them 7th in the league and 3rd in the conference.
The 49ers are giving up 17 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the division and 8th among NFL teams. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 34 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 73 yards per game ranking them 8th in the league and 2nd among NFC West teams. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 146 yards rushing and 0 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are allowing 232.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the 49ers sit in 7th among NFC teams. They have conceded 3 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers -1
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