Washington Football Team vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 12/7/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 13
Game: Washington Football Team vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -9.5
Alex Smith and the Washington Football Team (4-7) travel to Heinz Field on Monday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0). Pittsburgh opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44.
The Washington Football Team come into this game with a record of 4-7 this year. In their last game they faced the Dallas Cowboys and won by a score of 41-16. Alex Smith went 19/26 with 149 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick in the game. Antonio Gibson led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards and he notched 3 TD's for the contest. He rushed for a total of 115 yards via 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per run. Terry McLaurin was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 92 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 13.1 yards per catch for that game. The Washington Football Team ran the football 36 times and generated 182 yards which had them averaging 5.1 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 338 yards. For the contest, the Football Team racked up 22 1st downs and they had 5 infractions for 53 yards. In terms of defense, Washington conceded 25 completions on 35 tries totaling 187 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. In the running game, the Football Team conceded 60 yards on 18 carries which means they had an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 247 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Football Team have attained 3,578 total yards for the season. As a unit they average 106.6 yards on the ground which is 19th in the league. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Washington has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Washington Football Team are sitting at 21.9 PPG. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Football Team have given up 2,141 yards which puts them in 2nd in football. For the season, they have allowed 309.5 yards per game putting them at 4th in the National Football League. The Football Team are ranked 7th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 22.1 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 114.9 yards on the ground per game this year. In their 11 games, they have allowed 194.6 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.7%. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,264 running yards through 11 games.
The Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 10-0 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Baltimore Ravens and won 19-14. Benny Snell Jr. paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per run. Eric Ebron was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 54 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 7.7 yards per catch for that game. Ben Roethlisberger went 36/51 with 266 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception during the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed the ball a total of 20 times and totaled 68 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Steelers earned a total of 22 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 40 yards. On the day, they ran 71 plays which added up to 334 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Pittsburgh gave up 9 completions on 18 attempts for a total of 90 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 219 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Steelers gave up 129 yards on 28 runs which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Steelers sit 6th in the NFL with an average of 28.8 points per game. For the season thus far, the Steelers have racked up 2,722 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 247.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 16th in football. They have an average of 99.1 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,090 yards overall. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold an average of 346.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 22nd out of all teams in the league. Regarding passing yardage, the Steelers have given up 2,125 yards which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. For the year, they are granting 298.9 yards/contest which puts them 3rd in football. The Steelers rank 1st in the NFL in relation to team defense, allowing 17.1 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 105.7 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Over the course of their 11 games played, they have conceded 193.2 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 54.5%. Overall, they have allowed 1,163 rushing yards through 11 games.
Who will win tonight's Football Team/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -9.5
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