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NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Colts Prediction 12/16/2023

The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) travel to face off against the Indianapolis Colts (7-6) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Lucas Oil Stadium and televised on NFLN. Both the Steelers and Colts will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 ET.

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The Steelers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Steelers fell to the Patriots by a score of 21-18. Besides their loss in the game, the Steelers couldn’t cover the spread despite being 5 point favorites.

Mitch Trubisky finished with 190 passing yards on 35 attempts vs. the Patriots. His overall passer rating was 74 and he not only threw for one touchdown but ran for 1.

Against the Patriots’ offense, the Steelers allowed 303 yards of total offense. Of these yards, 81 were attributed to the rushing defense, while 222 yards were surrendered on 28 pass attempts.

Heading into week 15, the Steelers are 3rd in the AFC-North on a record of 7-6. When comparing their mark to other teams in the AFC, they are 6th. So far, they have gone 3-2 on the road and 4-4 at home.

In terms of the spread, the Steelers hold a record of 7-6. This has come on an average scoring margin of -3.1. The average over/under line for Pittsburgh games this season is 38.8 points. Their over/under record stands at 3-10, with an average margin against the over/under of -3.4.

Steelers Injury Report

  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)
  • T.J. Watt – Concussion (Questionable)
  • James Pierre – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Elijah Riley – Ankle (Out)
  • Kenny Pickett – Ankle (Out)
  • Alex Highsmith – Neck (Questionable)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)

The Colts Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Recently, the Colts played and had a 34-14 loss against the Bengals. The Colts had a 20-point loss, resulting in a defeat on their ATS record. They were 3-point underdogs going into the game.

Against the Bengals, quarterback Gardner Minshew completed 26 of 39 passes for 240 yards and a passer rating of 81. For the game, Minshew finished with one passing touchdown.

On the defensive front, the Colts allowed 385 yards of total offense to Cincinnati. Of these yards, 111 were gained on the ground, while the team’s secondary allowed 274 yards on 25 attempts.

With an overall record of 7-6, the Colts are 2nd in the AFC-South. This record also has them 7th in the AFC. At home, Indianapolis is 2-4 compared to a record of 5-2 on the road.

When it comes to the spread, the Colts have a 8-5 record. Heading into week 15, their scoring margin is at -1.2 (per game). Looking at their over/under lines, the Colts have seen an average line of 43.2 points. Their games have averaged 49.5 points per game, resulting in an over/under record of 9-4.

Colts Injury Report

  • Jelani Woods – Hamstring (Out)
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Anthony Richardson – Shoulder (Out)
  • Evan Hull – Knee (Out)
  • Dallis Flowers – Achilles (Out)
  • JuJu Brents – Quadriceps (Questionable)
  • Daniel Scott – Knee (Out)
  • Jake Witt – Hip (Out)
  • Titus Leo – Undisclosed (Out)
  • KJ Hamler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ashton Dulin – Knee (Out)
  • Jonathan Taylor – Thumb (Questionable)
  • E.J. Speed – Knee (Questionable)
  • Danny Pinter – Ankle (Out)
  • Braden Smith – Knee (Questionable)
  • Genard Avery – Knee (Out)
  • Al-Quadin Muhammad – Suspension (Out)indianapolis colts betting

Steelers Offense Breakdown

On the offensive front, the Steelers are currently averaging 16.2 points per game, positioning them 24th in the NFL.

In terms of passing yards, Pittsburgh’s offense is 24th in attempts. Their average of 179.8 passing yards per game places them 28th in the league.

Pittsburgh comes in with an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 26.8 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 15th in the league.

Colts Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Colts have beenone of the better teams in the league in the first quarter, ranking 8th in the NFL. Overall, they are averaging 24.2 points per game (8th).

Indianapolis’ passing attack comes in to this week’s game ranked 17th in passing yards. In addition, they are 11th in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 35.5 times per game.

So far, the Colts have run the ball an average of 27.2 times per game and currently hold the 16th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 4 yards which is 20th.

Steelers Team Defense

The Steelers’ defense has, on average, allowed 344.8 yards and 19.2 points per contest (7th). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 59.7% completion rate and yielded 17 passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 21st in the NFL.

Colts Team Defense

The Colts are 25th in the league in terms of yards allowed, giving up 357.6 yards per contest. Indianapolis’ defense comes in with an average of 25.4 points per game allowed, which is 24th in the NFL.

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  • In their last three road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 16 points per game while allowing 13. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • The Colts are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Steelers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Colts have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Steelers vs Colts Prediction

The Steelers’ defense is coming off a strong performance, giving up just 303 yards of offense and should build on this vs. the Colts. Despite entering as 2.5-point underdogs on the road, I like them to cover the spread.

My bet for this game is the over, with the current over/under line at 42. So far this season, Indianapolis games have averaged a combined score of 49.5 points, and I foresee this game surpassing 42.

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