Denver Broncos vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 10/10/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Denver Broncos vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (-1.5)
The Denver Broncos (3-1) are headed to Heinz Field on Sunday where they will go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3). Denver opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 42.5.
The Denver Broncos head into this game 3-1 for this season. In their last game, the Broncos took the field against the Ravens and took a loss by a score of 23-7. Melvin Gordon was the leader on the ground for the Broncos with 9 attempts for 56 yds (6.2 yards per carry). Noah Fant left with an average of 7.7 yds per reception by totaling 46 yards on 6 receptions. Drew Lock went 12/21 with 113 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 52.3 and finished the contest with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Broncos conceded 102 yds on 30 attempts, which averages out to 3.4 yards per rush surrendered. Denver gave up 22 completions on 37 tries for 304 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. In the game, they had 59 plays for 254 yds. The Denver Broncos ran the rock 17 times and tallied 106 yards, which came out to an average of 6.2 yds per attempt.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Denver Broncos are sitting at 20.8 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 121.8 yards rushing which ranks them 11th in the league. The Broncos have earned 1,415 total yards for this campaign. Denver has earned 47 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 25 infractions for 227 yards. They have surrendered the football 3 different times (1 pick and 2 fumbles). In terms of getting in the endzone, Denver has totaled 5 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns on the ground.
When talking about passing yards, the Broncos have conceded 791 yards which puts them in 6th in the NFL. They have conceded 197.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.2%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 267.8 yards per contest which has them ranked 4th in football. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 70.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have allowed 280 running yards through 4 games. The Broncos are sitting in 2nd in the league in relation to team defense, conceding 12.3 PPG.
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The Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this year. In their last game, the Steelers took a loss by a score of 27-17 when they faced the Packers. Najee Harris ran the football 15 times for 62 yds, ending the game with 4.1 yards per carry for Pittsburgh. Diontae Johnson was featured in the passing game for the Steelers, bringing in 9 throws for 92 yds (10.2 yds per reception). Ben Roethlisberger (1 TD) finished the game with 232 yds on 26/40 through the air while his QB rate was 78.3. He had 1 pick and his longest completion was 45 yds. Pittsburgh gave up 33 rush attempts for 131 yards (4.0 yards per carry). The Steelers secondary allowed a completion rate of 55.6%, surrendering 236 yards on 20 out of 36 through the air. The Steelers finished with 282 yards while they ran 58 plays (4.9 yds per play). Pittsburgh ran the ball for 3.9 yards per attempt, finishing with 62 yds on 16 carries.
The Pittsburgh Steelers average 301.8 yards per contest which is good for 27th in the NFL. They are averaging 55.3 yards via the ground game and have run for 221 yards for the season. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled 182 yds of penalties on 25 violations, which is 22nd in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 4 picks while losing 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 49 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Steelers have compiled 986 passing yards together with an average of 246.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 16th in football. In relation to their ability to score points, the Steelers currently sit 28th in football averaging 16.8 points per contest.
The Steelers are surrendering 23.3 points per game, which has them sitting 13th in football. Pittsburgh has conceded a total of 396 yards on the ground (99.0 yards/game) as well as 1 touchdown rushing this season. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 258.8 yards/outing, ranking them 19th out of all teams. The Steelers defense has participated in 257 plays, which ranks 20th in the league. In total, they have allowed 93 points in total. Their defense has tallied 3 takeaways (2 fumbles and 1 pick) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -1.5
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