Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas +13.5
Ben DiNucci and the Dallas Cowboys (2-6) play the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0) at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, November 8, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Dallas as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 47.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 7-0 this season. In their last contest they played the Baltimore Ravens and ended up getting the victory by a score of 28-24. Ben Roethlisberger went 21/32 with 182 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. James Conner paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for 47 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per tote. JuJu Smith-Schuster was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 67 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 9.6 yards per catch in the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran the football 16 times and generated 48 yards which had them averaging 3.0 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 50 plays for 221 yards. In the game, the Steelers totaled 19 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 30 yards. In terms of defense, Pittsburgh allowed 13 completions on 28 tries for a total of 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.0%. On the ground, the Steelers allowed 265 yards on 47 attempts which is an average of 5.6 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded 457 yards and earned 4 turnovers.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 30.1 points per outing. As a team they average 118.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 16th in the NFL. The Steelers have earned 2,373 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Pittsburgh has earned 15 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. The Steelers are sitting in 6th in the league when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 20.3 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.0 yards per running attempt and 96.9 rushing yards per contest this year. Overall, they have given up 678 yards via the ground game in 7 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Steelers have conceded 1,497 yards which has them sitting in 3rd in the National Football League. During their 7 games, they have conceded 213.9 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 57.0%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 310.7 yards per outing which has them sitting 5th in the league.
The Cowboys head into this matchup 2-6 for this year. In their last contest they went up against the Philadelphia Eagles and were defeated 23-9. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 63 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 3.3 yards per tote. Michael Gallup was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 61 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 8.7 yards per catch during the game. Ben DiNucci went 21/40 with 180 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball a total of 35 times and racked up 133 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per run. For the contest, the Cowboys got 21 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 68 yards. On the day, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 265 yards. When discussing the defense, Dallas allowed 16 completions on 28 tries totaling 103 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Overall, they allowed 222 yards and forced 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Cowboys allowed 119 yards on 26 tries which is an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed.
Concerning how much they score, the Cowboys currently rank 24th in the league averaging 23.1 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cowboys have thrown for a total of 2,345 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 293.1 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 1st in the league. They are averaging 105.8 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 846 yards for this season. The Dallas Cowboys average 398.9 yards per contest which has them sitting 7th out of all teams in the league. The Cowboys rank 32nd in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 33.3 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.1 yards per run and 170.9 yards on the ground per contest this season. Overall, they have conceded 1,367 yards via the ground game in 8 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Cowboys have surrendered 1,712 yards which puts them in 13th in the NFL. Over the course of their 8 games played, they have relinquished 214.0 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.6%. In total, they are granting 384.9 yards/game ranking them 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -13.5
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