Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 11/14/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 10
Game: Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (-9)
Heinz Field is where the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) will go up against the Detroit Lions (0-8) on Sunday. Pittsburgh opens as 9-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 43.5.
The Detroit Lions step onto the field holding a record of 0-8 this year. In their last contest, the Lions took the field against the Eagles and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 44-6. Jared Goff connected on 25/34 with 222 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 90.6 and ended the contest with no picks. T.J. Hockenson left with an average of 8.9 yds per reception by recording 89 yards on 10 catches. D'Andre Swift was the best rusher for the Lions with 12 attempts for 27 yds (2.3 yds per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 58 plays which converted into 228 yards. The Detroit Lions ended up running the ball 18 times and accounted for 57 yds, which came out to an average of 3.2 yards per carry. In the running game, the Lions conceded 236 yards on 46 attempts, which is 5.1 yds per rush surrendered. Detroit relinquished 11 pass completions on 16 attempts for a total of 114 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.8%.
Concerning scoring points, the Detroit Lions have an average of 16.8 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 93.1 yards in the run game which ranks them 26th in the National Football League. The Lions have earned 2,569 yards in total over the course of this season. Detroit has compiled 103 1st downs, and they have been called for 53 penalties for 418 yds. They have surrendered the ball 11 times (6 picks and 5 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Detroit has amassed 8 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns.
The Lions are ranked 31st in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 30.5 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 134.5 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have allowed 1,076 rushing yards through 8 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Lions have allowed 1,955 yards which puts them in 9th in the NFL. They have given up 244.4 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 68.0%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 378.9 yards/game which has them ranked 25th in the NFL. They have relinquished 15 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Steelers come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Steelers got the victory with a final of 29-27 when they faced the Bears. Ben Roethlisberger (2 TDs) finished the contest with 205 yards on 21/30 through the air while his quarterback rate was 111.1. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.83 yards. Najee Harris carried the rock 22 times for 62 yds, ending the game with 2.8 yds per attempt for Pittsburgh. Diontae Johnson had the best day in terms of receiving for the Steelers, grabbing 5 footballs for 56 yards (11.2 yards per catch). Pittsburgh rushed for 3.3 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 105 yds on 32 carries. The Steelers finished the game with a total of 280 yds while running 66 plays (4.2 yds per play). The Steelers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 58.6%, relinquishing 278 yards on 17 out of 29 through the air. Pittsburgh surrendered 26 attempts on the ground for 136 yards (5.2 yards per rush).
When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Steelers currently rank 23rd out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 20.1 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Steelers have thrown for a total of 1,886 passing yards as well as an average of 235.8 throwing yards per outing, which has them sitting 17th in the league. They are averaging 88.4 yards per game on the ground and have run for 707 yards for the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers average 324.1 yards per outing which has them ranked 25th in the NFL. The Pittsburgh offense has compiled 374 yards of penalties on 51 infractions, which ranks 21st in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 4 interceptions while surrendering 4 fumbles and they have tallied 96 1st downs.
The Steelers are relinquishing 21.1 points per game, which has them in 9th in the league. Pittsburgh has conceded a total of 878 rushing yards (109.8 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns by ground this season. They have allowed the opposition 12 touchdowns via the pass and 244.5 yards per game, ranking them 15th in the league. The Steelers defense has been on the field for 495 plays, ranking them 4th in the league. Overall, they have allowed 169 points in total. They have totaled 8 takeaways (5 fumbles and 3 picks) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Steelers -9
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