Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, 11/1/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore -7
M&T Bank Stadium is the site where Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) on Sunday. Baltimore opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The total opens at 46.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this game with a record of 6-0 for this season. In their last game they took on the Tennessee Titans and earned the win by a score of 27-24. Ben Roethlisberger went 32/49 with 268 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with 3 picks during the game. James Conner paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 82 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per tote. JuJu Smith-Schuster led the team in receiving yardage by earning 85 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 9.4 yards per reception for the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed the ball a total of 25 times and added 94 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 74 plays which added up to 362 yards. On the day, the Steelers earned a total of 23 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 69 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Pittsburgh allowed 18 catches on 31 tries totaling 210 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. In the running game, the Steelers allowed 82 yards on 23 carries which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 292 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The Steelers have earned 2,152 total yards for the year. As a team they maintain an average of 129.7 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 11th in the NFL. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Pittsburgh has amassed 13 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 30.5 points per contest. When talking about yards via the pass, the Steelers have conceded 1,305 yards which puts them in 3rd in the National Football League. Over the course of this season, they are granting 286.3 yards/game putting them at 1st in the National Football League. The Steelers are sitting in 6th in the league regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 19.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.4 yards per running attempt and 68.8 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of their 6 games, they have relinquished 217.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.4%. During this campaign, they have conceded 413 rushing yards through 6 contests.
The Ravens step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 this year. In their last contest they played the Philadelphia Eagles and ended up getting the victory by a score of 30-28. Jackson led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 37 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He rushed for a total of 108 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 12.0 yards per carry. Marquise Brown was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 57 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 14.3 yards per catch for the game. Lamar Jackson went 16/27 with 186 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Baltimore Ravens ran the football 37 times and racked up a total of 182 yards which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per rush. For the game, the Ravens totaled 17 first downs and they had a total of 12 penalties for 132 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 67 plays which gave them a total of 355 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Baltimore conceded 21 catches on 40 tries totaling 170 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 364 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Ravens conceded 194 yards on 18 runs which is an average of 10.8 yards per carry allowed.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Ravens are sitting 8th in the league by tallying 29.8 points per game. During the season thus far, the Ravens currently have a total of 1,067 yards through the air not to mention an average of 177.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 31st in the league. They maintain an average of 164.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 986 yards in total. The Baltimore Ravens have an average of 342.2 yards per outing which has them sitting 27th out of all teams in the league. The Ravens are ranked 1st in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 17.3 PPG. They are giving up 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 109.0 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have given up 654 rushing yards through 6 outings. When talking about passing yardage, the Ravens have allowed 1,385 yards which has them sitting in 6th in the NFL. During their 6 games, they have relinquished 230.8 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.2%. For the year, they are allowing 339.8 yards/outing ranking them 9th in football.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Steelers +7
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