Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants Prediction, 9/14/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants
Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York +3
Daniel Jones and the New York Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium on Monday, September 14, 2020. The odds on this game have Pittsburgh as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 48.5.
The Steelers ended the season having earned a 8-8 record. In terms of scoring, the Pittsburgh Steelers had an average of 18.1 PPG. Offensively they held an average of 90.4 yds on the ground, ranking them 29th in the National Football League. The Steelers earned 4,428 total yards for the prior campaign. Pittsburgh totaled 18 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to yards through the air, the Steelers gave up 3,113 yards which had them ranked 3rd in football. They allowed an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 109.6 rushing yards per contest for the previous year. They surrendered 23 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground. For the year, they gave up 1,753 running yards through 16 games. They gave up 304.1 yards per game which ranked them 5th in the National Football League. The Steelers were ranked 6th in the league regarding team defense, conceding 18.9 points per game.
Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 363 touchdowns compared to 191 picks and the longest throw of his career went for 45 yards. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception rate is 2.6%. He's been driven back 3,320 yards while being the victim of a quarterback sack 503 different times. He is averaging 259.4 yds per contest through the air with a 66.0 quarterback rating. In the 218 games in his career, Roethlisberger has been successful on 4,651 of 7,230 tries for a total of 56,545 yds. James Conner has accumulated 1,581 yards on the ground in 37 games played in his career. His average when carrying the ball sits at 4.4 and he's carried it 363 times. He has run for 16 TD's with a long carry of 29 yds. Conner is rushing for 42.7 yds on the ground per game in his career.
The Giants wrapped up the 2019 season having earned a 4-12 record. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Giants sat 19th in the NFL with an average of 21.3 PPG. For the 2019 season, the Giants threw for a total of 3,731 passing yards in addition to an average of 233.2 throwing yards per game, which ranked 18th in the league. They averaged 105.3 yards per game via the rush and rushed for 1,685 yards for the year. The New York Giants maintained an average of 338.5 yards per outing which had them sitting 23rd out of all teams in the NFL. The Giants relinquished 28.2 points per contest, which had them ranked 30th in the NFL. Last year, they conceded 451 total points. New York allowed a total of 1,812 rushing yards (113.3 yards/game) and 19 touchdowns rushing last season. They gave up 30 touchdowns via the pass in addition to gave up 264.1 yards per game, which had them in 28th in football.
Daniel Jones has completed 284 of his attempted career 459 passes for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His longest pass during his time in the NFL is 75 yds and he's throwing for 232.8 yards per outing. For his NFL career, Jones has passed for a total of 3,027 yds with 24 TD's and 12 picks. His QB rating is 87.7 with a TD percentage of 5.2% and an interception rate of 2.6%. Since he's been in the NFL, he has been sacked 38 different times totaling 295 yards lost behind the line of scrimmage. Saquon Barkley has coughed up the ball 1 time in his career and his longest run is 65 yards. He is gaining 79.7 yds per contest and has scored 17 times as a runner. He's been handed the ball 478 times to the tune of 4.8 yards per attempt. To this point in his career, Barkley has taken the field in 29 games and has accumulated 2,310 yds on the ground.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +3
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