Colts vs Steelers Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on Sunday, November 3, 2019. The line on this game has Indianapolis as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 43.5. The Colts are 5-2-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Steelers are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Indianapolis Colts took on the Denver Broncos and ended up getting the victory by a score of 15-13. Running the show from under center for the Colts was Jacoby Brissett who went 15/25 with 202 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Marlon Mack led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 16 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He ran for a total of 76 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per carry. Jack Doyle was the receiving yardage leader by earning 61 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 15.3 yards per reception in the game. The Indianapolis Colts ran the football 31 times and racked up 127 yards which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per rush. For the contest, the Colts racked up 19 first downs and they totaled 10 infractions for 103 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 60 plays which added up to 318 yards. When discussing the defense, Indianapolis conceded 20 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 166 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. In the game, they gave up a total of 279 yards but didn't get any takeaways. On the ground, the Colts conceded 113 yards on 28 tries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed. Guy Bruhn has a NFL prediction for the game between the Vikings and Chiefs.
Colts End Up at 5-2 After Win
The Colts come into this game with a record of 5-2 this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 23 points per game, ranking them 16th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 128 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the AFC. For total yards, they currently sit at 10th among AFC teams and 23rd in the NFL with 2,421 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Colts currently have a total of 14 passing TDs and 4 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the AFC South and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Colts have one of the top tier defenses in the league, giving up 21.6 points per contest ranking them 8th in the AFC. In regard to yards on the ground, Indianapolis is giving up 111.3 yards per contest putting them 4th among AFC South teams and 20th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per rush ranking them 14th in the conference and 27th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 899 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Colts have allowed 1,667 yards. Opponents are completing 68.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.6 yards per attempt. They have allowed 11 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers went up against the Miami Dolphins and won 27-14. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Steelers was Mason Rudolph who went 20/36 with 251 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception in the game. James Conner led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 25 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 145 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per carry. JuJu Smith-Schuster was the receiving yardage leader by earning 103 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 20.6 yards per catch for that game. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran the football 29 times and totaled 158 yards which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. Overall, the Steelers had a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 70 yards. In the game, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 394 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh gave up 21 completions on 34 throws for a total of 170 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.0%. In the running game, the Steelers gave up 60 yards on 19 attempts which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up 230 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Another matchup you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Redskins vs Bills contest.
Steelers Rise to 3-4 After Win
The Steelers head into this matchup 3-4. Pittsburgh needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 88 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 24th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 617 rushing yards through 7 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Steelers average 293 yards per game overall putting them 28th in the league and 14th in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Steelers are ranked 2nd in the AFC North and 19th out of all the teams in the league averaging 21.4 points per game.
The Steelers are conceding 20.7 points per game ranking them 1st among AFC North teams and 13th in the NFL. When talking about points given up, they have given up 145 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 103 yards per contest ranking them 15th in the NFL and 2nd in the AFC North. This season, they have given up a total of 721 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are giving up 234 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Steelers are ranked 7th in the AFC. They have allowed 12 passing TDs in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers +1
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