Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-7)
Lambeau Field is where the Green Bay Packers (2-1) will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) on Sunday. Green Bay is 7-point favorites. The over/under is 48.
The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 this season. In their last game, the Steelers took on the Bengals and went home with a loss by a final score of 24-10. Ben Roethlisberger went 38/58 with 318 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 70.9 and walked away from the game with 2 picks. Chase Claypool held an average of 10.7 yds per reception by accounting for 96 yds on 9 receptions. Najee Harris was the rushing leader for the Steelers with 14 totes for 40 yds (2.9 yards per attempt). In all, they had 77 plays for 342 yds. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up rushing 15 times and accrued 45 yds, which earned them an average of 3.0 yards per tote. On the ground, the Steelers gave up 96 yds on 24 attempts, which is 4.0 yds per run surrendered. Pittsburgh conceded 14 completions on 18 attempts for 172 yds, and a completion rate of 77.8%.
The Steelers have earned 925 yards in total for the year. Pittsburgh has recorded 38 first downs, and they have committed 20 infractions for 148 yds. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Pittsburgh has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have surrendered the football 3 times (3 interceptions). Offensively they average 53.0 yards rushing ranking them 32nd in the league. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Pittsburgh Steelers hold an average of 16.7 PPG.
In terms of yards through the air, the Steelers have allowed 799 yards which ranks them 20th in the league. They are allowing 266.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 67.9%. Overall, they have given up 354.7 yards/game which has them sitting 13th in the National Football League. They have yielded 6 touchdowns via the pass but none on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 88.3 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this year. In total, they have allowed 265 rushing yards through 3 contests. The Steelers sit in 12th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 22.0 points per game.
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The Packers step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Packers got the victory with a final of 30-28 against the 49ers. Aaron Rodgers (2 TDs) finished the contest with 261 yds on 23/33 through the air while his quarterback rating was 113.3. He didn't throw any picks and his longest pass completion went for 47 yards. Aaron Jones carried the rock 19 times for 82 yds, finishing the game with 4.3 yds per attempt for Green Bay. Davante Adams was a featured target for the Packers, hauling in 12 throws for 132 yds (11.0 yards per catch). Green Bay ran the football for 4.0 yards per carry, finishing the game with 100 yards on 25 carries. The Packers finished the contest with 353 yards and they ran 59 plays (6.0 yards per play). The Packers secondary allowed a completion percentage of 62.5%, relinquishing 231 yds on 25 for 40 through the air. Green Bay allowed 21 rushing attempts for 67 yards (3.2 yds per carry).
The Green Bay Packers maintain an average of 301.7 yards per game which has them ranked 26th in the league. They are averaging 79.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 239 yards in total. The Green Bay offense has totaled 170 yds of penalties on 17 infractions, which is 25th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 2 picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 38 first downs. For the year to this point, the Packers have compiled 666 passing yards as well as holding an average of 222.0 passing yards per contest, putting them at 22nd in the league. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Packers are 17th in the NFL with 22.7 PPG.
The Packers are giving up 27.7 points per contest, which puts them in 24th of all teams in the league. Green Bay has allowed a total of 346 rushing yards (115.3 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air and 206.0 yards/contest, which puts them in 9th out of all teams. The Packers defense taken the field for 181 plays, which ranks them 10th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have given up 83 total points. They have earned 4 takeaways (2 fumbles and 2 picks) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Packers -7
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