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NFL: Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction 12/3/2023

The Arizona Cardinals (2-10) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) on Sunday, December 3rd. This game will be played at Acrisure Stadium in Acrisure Stadium and televised on CBS. The Steelers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rams. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Cardinals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Cardinals welcomed the Rams to their home turf. But they suffered a 37-14 loss. With a 23-point loss, the Cardinals added a loss to their ATS record as well. They were 3-point underdogs prior to the game.

Offensively, Kyler Murray finished with 256 passing yards while completing 60% of his passes. On the ground, the Cardinals rushed the ball 15 times for 73 yards. The team converted 6 of 17 third-down opportunites.

The Rams looked to establish the run against the Cardinals in week 12, running the ball 33 times for 228. Arizona’s defense finished the game by allowing a total of 457 yards which included 229 yards vs. the pass.

Leading up to their matchup with the Steelers, the Cardinals are 2-10. They currently sit 4th in the NFC-West and are in 15th place in the NFC.

So far this season, the Cardinals have an average scoring margin of -9.6. Their ATS record is 6-6 and they have been the underdog in all of their games. So far this season, Arizona games are 12th in total points. They come in with an over/under record of 7-5, with an average over/under line for their games set at 43.4 points.

Cardinals Injury Report

  • Zach Ertz – Quad (Out)
  • Antonio Hamilton Sr. – Groin (Questionable)
  • Pat Elflein – Hip (Out)
  • Marlon Mack – Achilles (Out)
  • Carlos Watkins – Bicep (Out)
  • Elijah Wilkinson – Neck (Out)
  • Kyzir White – Biceps (Out)
  • Rashad Fenton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • L.J. Collier – Bicep (Out)
  • Kevin Strong – Knee (Questionable)
  • Leki Fotu – Hand (Out)
  • Bobby Price – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Joey Blount – Knee (Questionable)
  • Hayden Howerton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Michael Wilson – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Jon Gaines II – Knee (Out)
  • Starling Thomas V – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Matt Hembrough – Back (Out)

The Steelers Are Coming Off A Win

This week, the Steelers will be looking to string together another win after taking down the Bengals by a score of 16-10. The Steelers covered the spread, as they were favored by 2 against the Bengals.

Facing the Bengals defense, Pittsburgh’s offense amassed 421 yards in total. On third downs, the Steelers converted at a rate of 47.1%. Najee Harris led the rushing game with 99 yards, while Kenny Pickett threw for 278 yards.

Defensively, the Steelers gave up 222 total yards of offense to Cincinnati. Of these yards, 25 were gained through rushing plays, and the team’s secondary allowed 197 yards on 26 pass attempts.

Heading into week 13,Pittsburgh is in 2nd place in the AFC-North, sitting with an overall record of 7-4. In the AFC, they find themsevles in 5th place.

Against the spread, the Steelers are 7-4 this season. This includes them covering the spread in two straight games at home. This season, the Steelers have an over/under record and have an average margin of -4.2 compared to their over/under lines. Their games have been averaging 35.2 points per game.

Steelers Injury Report

  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • Calvin Austin III – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Elijah Riley – Ankle (Out)
  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Montravius Adams – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

The Arizona offense is currently positioned 21st in the league, scoring an average of 17.2 points per contest.

Looking at their performance in the passing game so far, Arizona is 29th in passing yards per game, where they have an average of 175.8. Additionally, their passing yards per attempt of 5.4, places them 19 in the league.

The Cardinals are currently 10th in the NFL with 121.8 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 25.4 rushing attempts (19th).

Steelers Offense Breakdownpittsburgh steelers betting

At home, the Steelers are averaging 17.2 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 16.5 points per game. In the league, Pittsburgh is 24th in overall scoring.

This season, the Pittsburgh’s passing offense is 23rd in passing attempts. Their average of 178.9 passing yards per contest, has them 28th in the NFL.

On the ground, the Steelers have ran the ball an average of 26.3 times per game and are 14th in rushing yards. So far, they are averaging 4.3 yards per rushing attempt.

Cardinals Team Defense

Arizona is 28th in points allowed defensively. So far, their opponents are putting up an average of 26.8 points per game, accumulating 358.5 yards per contest.

Steelers Team Defense

The Steelers’ defense has, on average, allowed 354.4 yards and 18.6 points per contest (5th). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 59.3% completion rate and yielded 13 passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 22nd in the NFL.

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  • In their last five games away from home, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 10 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Pittsburgh has an ATS mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 7-3 while averaging 17 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cardinals have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Pittsburgh has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Cardinals vs Steelers Prediction

Even though the Steelers picked up a win in their previous game, they got off to a slow start on offense. Despite being favored vs. the Cardinals, I like the Cardinals to cover the spread (+5.5).

If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, the data we have suggests this game finishing below 39.5 points. For this game, my money is on the under.

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