Pittsburgh Steelers vs Arizona Cardinals Pick, Odds, Week 14 Prediction 12/8/2019
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona +3
Devlin Hodges and the Pittsburgh Steelers are headed to State Farm Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Arizona Cardinals. The odds on this game have Pittsburgh as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 45.5. The Steelers are 7-5-0 ATS and 3-9-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 7-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-8-1 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Pittsburgh Steelers went up against the Cleveland Browns and notched a win by a score of 20-13. Benny Snell Jr. led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 63 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 3.9 yards per run. James Washington was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 111 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 27.8 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Steelers was Devlin Hodges who went 14/21 with 212 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick in the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up rushing 32 times and added 123 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. For the game, the Steelers racked up 18 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 66 yards. On the day, they ran 54 plays which gave them a total of 322 yards. In terms of defense, Pittsburgh gave up 18 catches on 34 throws totaling 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. In the game, they gave up a total of 279 yards and forced 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Steelers gave up 106 yards on 24 carries which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per carry allowed. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Chiefs and Patriots.
Steelers End Up at 7-5 After Win
The Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 7-5 for this season. They are a low scoring offensive team in the AFC North and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they sit in 14th in the AFC and 28th among all NFL teams with 3,496 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Steelers have compiled a total of 15 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 20 points per game, putting them 24th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 91 rushing yards per contest which is 12th among AFC teams.
The Steelers have one of the best defenses in the league, giving up 18.8 points per game putting them 4th in the AFC. When it comes to yards rushing, Pittsburgh is giving up 103.7 yards per game putting them 2nd in the AFC North and 12th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the AFC and 5th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,090 yards rushing through 12 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Steelers have conceded 2,562 yards. Opponents are completing 61.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. They have allowed 19 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns.
In their last outing, the Arizona Cardinals took on the Los Angeles Rams and lost 34-7. Kenyan Drake paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 31 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.4 yards per carry. Larry Fitzgerald was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 56 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 9.3 yards per reception for that game. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 19/34 with 163 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Arizona Cardinals ended up rushing 21 times and earned a total of 74 yards giving them an average of 3.5 yards per rush. Overall, they finished with a total of 61 plays which added up to 198 yards. For the contest, the Cardinals totaled 13 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 7 yards. When discussing the defense, Arizona gave up 33 completions on 45 attempts for a total of 417 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. On the day, they gave up 549 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Against the run, the Cardinals gave up 132 yards on 30 tries which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Titans vs Raiders contest.
Cardinals Drop to 3-8-1 After Loss
The Cardinals head into this game 3-8-1. Arizona is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 114 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 14th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,369 yards rushing through 12 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Cardinals average 332 yards per contest overall which has them at 23rd in the league and 13th in the NFC. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Cardinals are ranked 4th in the division and 20th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 21.3 points per contest.
The Cardinals are conceding 29.3 points per contest ranking them 4th in the division and 31st in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic groups in the league. They are conceding 308 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals sit in 16th among NFC teams. They have allowed 31 passing TDs this season. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 351 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 119 yards per game ranking them 24th in the league and 4th in the division. This season, they have conceded a total of 1,426 yards on the ground and 7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +3
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