Pittsburgh at New England NFL Picks Against the Spread 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 53. The Steelers were 8-7-1 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 8-8-0. The Patriots were 11-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 7-11-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 8-7-1 against the spread last year
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots were 7-11-0 against the over/under last season
The New England Patriots were 11-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New England Patriots Injuries
08/26/19 C David Andrews Blood Clot is out indefinitely
08/23/19 LB Brandon King Quad is out indefinitely
08/23/19 S Patrick Chung Legal problems is questionable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
07/23/19 WR Julian Edelman Thumb is probable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pittsburgh Steelers were 8th in the National Football League in points scored with 428 last year. They ran 1,058 plays for 6,453 yards, which ranked them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Steelers averaged 6.1 yards per play, which was 6th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 378 1st downs last season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Pittsburgh ran for 1,445 yards as a unit, which ranked 20th in the league. They ran 345 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Steelers were penalized on offense 111 times for 1,026 yards last year, which had them 21st in the NFL in penalties. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 5,129 yards last year. He completed 452 throws while attempting 675 passes for a completion percentage of 67%. His quarterback rating last season was 96.5. He averaged 11.3 yards per completion and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Pittsburgh was 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 360. They gave up a total of 5,235 yards on D, which was 5th in the league. The Steelers were 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 362 throws on 566 attempts against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense last season, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in the league. The Pittsburgh pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,697 yards in the air, which was 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 369 attempts for 1,538 yards last season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. The Steelers had 136 penalties for 1170 yards on defense last year. That placed them 28th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.7% of possessions on defense, which was 7th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Pittsburgh was 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 31 last year. They totaled 252 punt return yards and averaged 8.1 yards per return, which was 23rd in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 23 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 619 yards on special teams, placing them 18th in kick return yardage. The Steelers averaged 19.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last season. They were 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,490. The Pittsburgh Steelers tried 23 field goals last season and made 16, which was 5th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 69.6%. Pittsburgh Steelers kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 44 for 49 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,780 yards on 64 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That ranked them 30th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots ran for 2,037 yards as a team last year, which ranked 10th in the NFL. They ran 478 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots were penalized on offense 93 times for 744 yards last season, which had them 26th in the league in penalties. They were 2nd in the NFL in points scored with 436. They ran 1,073 plays last season for 6,295 yards, which ranked them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 365 1st downs last year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averaged 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion last season. He completed 375 passes on 570 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.8%. His quarterback rating last year was 97.7. He threw for 4,355 yards.
The Patriots rush defense allowed 367 attempts for 1,803 yards last year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. New England committed 91 penalties for 838 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 27th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 32.6% of possessions on defense, which was 6th in the league. They were 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 325. They surrendered a total of 5,746 yards on D, which was 29th in the NFL. The Patriots were ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense gave up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 370 passes on 605 attempts against the New England defense last season, placing them 28th and 30th in the National Football League. The New England Patriots pass defense also gave up a total of 3,943 yards through the air, which was 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots attempted 32 field goals last season and made 27, which was 4th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 84.4%. New England kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 49 for 50 last year. Their punters totaled 2,886 yards on 64 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That placed them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England was ranked 18th in the league in punt returns last season with 26. They accumulated 199 punt return yards and averaged 7.7 yards per return, which was 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 25 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 755 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Patriots averaged 27 yards per kick return and had a long of 95 yards last year. They were 4th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,396.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots -6.5
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