Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 11/28/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 12
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colts (-3)
Lucas Oil Stadium is the site where the Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1) will try to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-7) on Monday. Pittsburgh opens as 3-point underdogs. The total is 39.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 3-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Steelers played the Bengals and went home with a loss by a final score of 37-30. Kenny Pickett connected on 25/42 with 265 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 85.9 and ended the contest with no interceptions. George Pickens averaged 20.8 yds per reception by earning 83 yards on 4 catches. Najee Harris was the rushing leader for the Steelers with 20 carries for 90 yards (4.5 yds per carry). Overall, they ran 68 plays for 351 yds. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up running the ball 24 times and totaled 102 yds, which earned them an average of 4.3 yards per carry. On the ground, the Steelers gave up 62 yds on 24 attempts, which is 2.6 yards per rush allowed. Pittsburgh conceded 24 completions on 39 attempts for 346 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%.
The Steelers have racked up 3,122 total yards this season. Pittsburgh has compiled 112 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 62 penalties for 468 yds. In terms of getting in the endzone, Pittsburgh has compiled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 14 different times (10 interceptions and 4 fumbles lost). As a team they average 107.8 yards on the ground which has them sitting 22nd in the NFL. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 17.0 points per game.
The Steelers are sitting in 26th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, giving up 24.4 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 103.4 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,034 rushing yards through 10 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Steelers have given up 2,721 yards which has them ranked 31st in the NFL. They are conceding 272.1 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.3%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 375.5 yards/contest which puts them 28th in the NFL. They have allowed 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Colts step onto the field holding a record of 4-6-1 this year. In their last game, the Colts took a loss by a final score of 17-16 when they faced the Eagles. Jonathan Taylor carried the rock 22 times for 84 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.8 yds per carry for Indianapolis. Michael Pittman Jr. was featured in the passing game for the Colts, hauling in 6 balls for 75 yds (12.5 yards per reception). Matt Ryan ended the contest with 213 yds on 23/32 through the air while his quarterback rate was 89.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.7 yds. Indianapolis relinquished 33 running attempts for 141 yards (4.3 yds per carry). The Colts pass defense allowed a completion rate of 72.0%, relinquishing 173 yards on 18 for 25 passing. The Colts finished the game with a total of 284 yards and they ran 62 plays (4.6 yards per play). Indianapolis rushed for 3.8 yards per attempt, totaling 99 yds on 26 attempts.
The Indianapolis Colts maintain an average of 321.4 yards/game which is good for 24th out of all teams in the league. They have an average of 98.7 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,086 yards for the season. The Indianapolis offense has 502 penalty yards on 59 infractions, which is good for 18th in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 10 interceptions while conceding 9 fumbles and they have been able to earn 133 first downs. During the season thus far, the Colts have compiled 2,449 passing yards not to mention an average of 222.6 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 16th in football. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Colts are 31st in the league maintaining an average of 15.7 points per game.
The Colts are allowing 20.0 points per game, ranking them 11th in the NFL. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 194.2 yards per outing, which has them sitting 7th in football. This season, they have allowed 220 total points. Indianapolis has surrendered a total of 1,248 yards rushing (113.5 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Colts defense taken the field for 682 plays, which ranks them 29th in football. Their defense has totaled 11 takeaways (7 fumbles and 4 picks) this season.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts -3
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