Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 10/16/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 6
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (+6.5)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) are en route to Acrisure Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4). Pittsburgh opens this contest as 6.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 44.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Buccaneers played the Falcons and took home the win by a score of 21-15. Tom Brady connected on 35/52 with 351 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 92.7 and walked away from the game with no interceptions. Leonard Fournette held an average of 8.3 yds per reception by recording 83 yds on 10 catches. Leonard Fournette led the offense in rushing for the Buccaneers with 14 totes for 56 yards (4.0 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they had 75 plays which gave them 420 yds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 23 times and tallied 69 yds, which earned them an average of 3.0 yds per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Buccaneers conceded 151 yards on 31 attempts, which averages out to 4.9 yds per rush allowed. Tampa Bay allowed 14 pass completions on 25 attempts for 110 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%.
The Buccaneers have attained 1,688 total yards over the course of this year. Tampa Bay has earned 72 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 30 penalties for 251 yds. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Tampa Bay has compiled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 times (1 interception and 5 fumbles). As a team they have an average of 66.0 yards on the ground which is 31st in the league. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 20.6 points per outing.
When talking about passing yardage, the Buccaneers have conceded 967 yards which ranks them 6th in the NFL. They have conceded 193.4 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the season, they are granting 309.0 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the league. They have yielded 7 touchdowns by air as well as 3 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 115.6 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have given up 578 running yards through 5 contests. The Buccaneers are ranked 6th in the National Football League concerning team defense, conceding 16.6 points per contest.
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The Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 1-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Steelers took a loss by a score of 38-3 against the Bills. Kenny Pickett ended the contest with 327 yds on 34/52 passing while his quarterback rating was 74.8. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.3 yds. Jaylen Warren carried the ball 5 times for 24 yds, finishing the game with 4.8 yards per attempt for Pittsburgh. George Pickens was featured in the passing game for the Steelers, snagging 6 passes for 83 yards (13.8 yds per catch). Pittsburgh rushed the football for 3.2 yards per carry, totaling 54 yards on 17 carries. The Steelers ended up finishing with 364 yds while they ran 72 plays (5.1 yds per play). The Steelers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 61.1%, relinquishing 432 yards on 22 out of 36 passing. Pittsburgh allowed 18 running attempts for 120 yards (6.7 yds per rush).
When discussing putting points on the board, the Steelers currently sit 30th in the NFL with an average of 15.4 points per outing. For the season thus far, the Steelers have thrown for a total of 1,036 passing yards in addition to an average of 207.2 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 23rd in the league. They maintain an average of 88.6 run yards per game and have run for 443 yards in total. The Pittsburgh Steelers average 295.8 yards per contest which ranks them 28th out of all teams in the league. The Pittsburgh offense has accrued 213 penalty yds on 30 infractions, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 6 interceptions while losing 3 fumbles and they have obtained 59 1st downs.
The Steelers are conceding 25.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 25th in the NFL. They have given up 11 touchdowns via the pass and 287.6 yards per game, ranking them 31st in the league. Overall, they have conceded 128 total points. Pittsburgh has allowed the opposition a total of 646 yards on the ground (129.2 yards per outing) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Steelers defense taken the field for 352 plays, which is good for 31st in football. Their defense has compiled 10 takeaways (2 fumbles and 8 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -6.5
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