Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo +2.5
Bills Stadium is the site where Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (9-3) will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) on Sunday. Pittsburgh opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 47.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 11-1 for this season. In their last game they faced the Washington Football Team and lost 23-17. Ben Roethlisberger went 33/53 with 305 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game. Anthony McFarland Jr. paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 15 yards via 4 carries which meant he averaged 3.8 yards per carry. James Washington was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 80 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 40.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed the ball a total of 14 times and earned 21 yards which earned them an average of 1.5 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 67 plays which added up to 326 yards. On the day, the Steelers racked up 17 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 45 yards. When discussing the defense, Pittsburgh gave up 31 completions on 46 throws for a total of 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Against the run, the Steelers gave up 45 yards on 21 runs which is an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 318 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Pittsburgh Steelers are sitting at 27.8 points per game. As a unit they average 92.6 yards via the ground game which is 29th in the National Football League. The Steelers have attained 4,138 yards in total this year. When it comes to scoring, Pittsburgh has earned 27 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about passing yardage, the Steelers have surrendered 2,398 yards which ranks them 2nd in the NFL. In total, they are surrendering 300.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 3rd in the National Football League. The Steelers are ranked 1st in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 17.6 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 100.7 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 12 games played this year, they have surrendered 199.8 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.0%. Overall, they have given up 1,208 yards via the running game in 12 games.
The Bills come into this matchup with a record of 9-3 for this season. In their last game they played the San Francisco 49ers and ended up getting the win by a score of 34-24. Devin Singletary led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 61 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Cole Beasley was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 130 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 14.4 yards per reception for that game. Josh Allen went 32/40 with 375 yards passing and completed 4 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Buffalo Bills ran the ball 27 times and generated 81 yards earning them an average of 3.0 yards per carry. On the day, the Bills had a total of 31 1st downs and they had 4 infractions for 50 yards. In the game, they ran 68 plays for 449 yards. In terms of defense, Buffalo conceded 26 catches on 39 attempts for a total of 316 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. In the game, they conceded 402 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Bills conceded 86 yards on 21 attempts which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed.
During the season so far, the Bills currently sit at 3,317 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 276.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 3rd in the league. The Buffalo Bills average 378.8 yards/outing which has them sitting 10th in the league. They maintain an average of 102.4 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,229 yards in total. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Bills are sitting 8th in football maintaining an average of 27.8 points per game. The Bills sit in 18th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, conceding 25.5 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush on the ground and 126.0 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this year. In total, they have given up 1,512 running yards through 12 outings. Regarding passing yards, the Bills have given up 2,994 yards which has them sitting in 20th in football. During their 12 games played, they have surrendered 249.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 375.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 21st in football.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills +2.5
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