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NFL Week 8 Pick and Preview — Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions

Pittsburgh and Detroit Look for Solid Showing

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers the best team in the NFL? They’ve looked very good this year. They’ve got a tough test coming up Sunday night when they visit the Detroit Lions. The Lions are coming off the bye week.

Pittsburgh is a 3-point road favorite at press time with a total of 45.5. NBC has the coverage beginning at 8:30 PM ET.

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The Steelers have experienced some setbacks in their two losses to Chicago (+7.5 at home) and Jacksonville (+8 away). Otherwise, they’ve played quality football on both sides of the field, overcoming issues like RB Le’Veon Bell’s training camp holdout and injuries on the offensive line.

The Under was on a 6-0 winning streak before the Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 29-14 last week (Over 40.5).

Detroit got off to a quick start this year, but things have been unravelling since their offensive line got smashed by injuries in September. Tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) joined the list two weeks ago and wasn’t active during the open portion of Monday’s practice session; right guard TJ Lang (back) did practice after missing their Week 6 loss to New Orleans (–5 at home).

I think you will be safe taking the Over 45.5 on the BetAnySports Line.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Pittsburgh5-24-321.0016.574.432-12-21-61-20-4
Detroit3-33-326.8324.8321-22-14-23-01-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PIT17.1315.61.53
DET11.1113.64-2.53
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PIT11.337.923.41
DET9.4410.78-1.34
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PIT3.834.67-0.84
DET3.523.75-0.23
Team Records

Pittsburgh Steelers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-22-13-14-32-12-221.0016.574.43
vs Conf4-11-13-03-21-12-120.8016.804.00
vs Div4-12-02-13-22-01-223.8014.609.20
Last 32-11-11-02-11-11-019.0019.000.00

Detroit Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-31-22-13-31-22-126.8324.832.00
vs Conf3-31-22-13-31-22-126.8324.832.00
vs Div1-00-01-01-00-01-014.007.007.00
Last 31-20-11-11-20-11-125.3328.67-3.34

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense21.001724.8328
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense230.0012291.6728
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense118.001174.678
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense26.83816.573
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense243.3313173.251
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense67.673296.758

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Pittsburgh5-12-45-131.00128.503.8231.3363.30229.67358.171.50
Detroit1-54-25-120.1798.004.2633.8352.22207.00305.002.00

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 17, 2013DETPIT27-371073444513403583980
Oct 11, 2009PITDET28-208226234411102253351
Jan 1, 2006DETPIT21-3510520330821991323312
Dec 23, 2001DETPIT14-47747715132152144290
Nov 26, 1998PITDET16-19852082932702132832
Sep 3, 1995DETPIT20-2312218030211502043544
Nov 15, 1992DETPIT14-1700
Oct 1, 1989PITDET23-300
Dec 7, 1986DETPIT17-2700
Nov 24, 1983PITDET3-4500

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Pittsburgh Steelers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 22, 2017CIN29-14W-4/40W/O15226842071108179-2H
Oct 15, 2017KC19-13W3.5/46.5W/U194245439282232511A
Oct 8, 2017JAC9-30L-7.5/41L/U70301371231823134H
Oct 1, 2017BAL26-9W-3.5/41.5W/U17320838182206288-2A
Sep 24, 2017CHI17-23L-6.5/43.5L/U70212282220843040A

Detroit Lions

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 15, 2017NO38-52L6/50.5L/O662813471931863792A
Oct 8, 2017CAR24-27L-2/41.5L/O50192242283343621H
Oct 1, 2017MIN14-7W2.5/43.5W/U9715425187197284-3A
Sep 24, 2017ATL26-30L3/50.5L/O71253324151277428-3H
Sep 18, 2017NYG24-10W3/42.5W/U138119257622082700A

Weather in
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Weather is Cloudy  45°F

Cloudy
Humidity is 60%
Wind is Northwest 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Detroit

 

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