New Orleans Saints vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 11/13/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 10
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (+2.5)
The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6) will play the New Orleans Saints (3-6) at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday. Pittsburgh opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 41.
The New Orleans Saints head into this matchup 3-6 this season. In their last game, the Saints faced the Ravens and took a loss by a final of 27-13. Alvin Kamara was the rushing leader for the Saints with 9 carries for 30 yds (3.3 yds per carry). Chris Olave averaged 11.8 yards per catch by earning 71 yds on 6 receptions. Andy Dalton finished 19/29 with 210 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 84 and finished the contest with 1 pick. In the running game, the Saints gave up 188 yds on 40 tries, which averages out to 4.7 yds per rush allowed. New Orleans conceded 12 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 131 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. At the end of the game, they ran 49 plays which totaled 243 yards. The New Orleans Saints rushed the ball a total of 15 different times and accrued 48 yds, which is an average of 3.2 yds per carry.
The Saints have tallied 3,398 total yards this season. New Orleans has a total of 106 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 62 penalties for 526 yds. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, New Orleans has compiled 15 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times (10 picks and 7 fumbles lost). Offensively they average 130.9 yards on the ground which has them sitting 12th in the National Football League. Concerning putting points on the board, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 23.6 PPG.
Regarding passing yards, the Saints have allowed 1,797 yards which ranks them 14th in the NFL. They have conceded 199.7 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.8%. For the season, they have allowed 320.6 yards per outing which has them sitting 11th in the league. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 4.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 120.9 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,088 yards on the ground through 9 games. The Saints rank 28th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 25.2 PPG.
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The Steelers head into this game 2-6 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Steelers went home defeated by a final of 35-13 against the Eagles. Kenny Pickett ended the game with 191 yds on 25/38 passing while his quarterback rate was 66.9. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.0 yards. Jaylen Warren carried the football 6 times for 50 yds, ending the game with 8.3 yds per attempt for Pittsburgh. Pat Freiermuth was featured in the passing game for the Steelers, catching 4 footballs for 57 yards (14.3 yds per catch). Pittsburgh rushed for 6.0 yards per carry, finishing with 144 yards on 24 carries. The Steelers finished the contest with a total of 300 yards while running 70 plays (4.3 yds per play). The Steelers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 290 yds on 20 for 30 through the air. Pittsburgh surrendered 20 run attempts for 111 yards (5.6 yards per rush).
The Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 299.0 yards/contest which is good for 28th out of all teams in the NFL. They are averaging 94.9 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 759 yards overall. The Pittsburgh offense has 358 penalty yards on 51 violations, which ranks 18th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 10 picks while losing 4 fumbles and they have recorded 93 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Steelers have a total of 1,633 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 204.1 passing yards per outing, ranking them 23rd in the league. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Steelers are 31st in the NFL holding an average of 15.0 points per outing.
They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 277.3 yards per game, which has them ranked 31st in the NFL. Pittsburgh has allowed the opposition a total of 943 yards via the ground game (117.9 yards per contest) and 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. Their defense has tallied 10 turnovers (2 fumbles recovered and 8 picks) so far this season. The Steelers defense has participated in 535 plays, which is good for 17th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 197 points in total. The Steelers are surrendering 24.6 points per game, which has them sitting 23rd of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Saints -2.5
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