Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers 12/15/2019 Picks, Previews and Odds
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Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers 12/15/2019 – The Buffalo Bills (9-4) are about to launch themselves against the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5). US betting sites view this as an exciting matchup because their win-loss record and stats aren’t far from each other. Keep on reading to view their recent-game stats and tactics.
Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers 12/15/2019
The Buffalo Bills pounded on the Baltimore Ravens but were repulsed. They walked away with a 24-17 loss. QB Josh Allen had to settle for 17/39 and 146 air yards. He notched a thrown TD. Devin Singletary was the man on the ground with 17 carries. He earned 82 yards, with his longest run clocked in at 38. Dawson Knox was the leader of receptions, catching the ball twice for 37 yards.
The lackluster statistics of the Bills’ foremost players were already a bad sign. They were dominated right from the start by their opponents. Offense-wise, they rushed for only 23 out of 68 plays. It seems they were countered early by a rush-centric defense. The Bills attempted to adjust but were not successful in this move. Defense-wise, the Bills held down the opponent to a 64% throw completion rate. What killed their defensive line were 33 rush attacks. These runs wore down the territory and morale of the Bills.
In the tale of the yards, the Bills registered 209, while the opponent garnered 257. The Bills better brush up their gameplan as they slide down into the middle-tier territory.
Players to watch:
J. Allen QB (13 GP 242 CMP 405 ATT 59.8 CMP% 2737 YDS 6.8 AVG 244.3 YDS/G 51 LNG 17 TD 8 INT 33 SACK 197 SYL 43.9 QBR 85.8 RTG), D. Singletary RB (10 GP 115 ATT 642 YDS 5.6 AVG 38 LNG 7 BIG 2 TDS 64.2 YDS/G 2 FUM 0 LST 28 FD), F. Gore RB (13 GP 150 ATT 558 YDS 3.7 AVG 41 LNG 4 BIG 2 TDS 42.9 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 28 FD), J. Brown WR (13 GP 64 REC 101 TGTS 908 YDS 14.2 AVG 5 TD 40 LNG 14 BIG 69.8 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 182 YAC 48 FD), C. Beasley WR (13 GP 59 REC 88 TGTS 664 YDS 11.3 AVG 6 TD 51 LNG 8 BIG 51.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 303 YAC 32 FD).
The Steelers had the upper hand in their previous matchup versus the Arizona Cardinals. They scored a sweet 23-17 win. QB Devlin Hodges had decent stats at 16/19 and 152 air yards. He was able to connect a thrown TD. Kerrith Whyte was the carry master, holding the ball 5 times through 41 yards. Diontae Johnson took the receivers’ leadership with 6 catches worth 60 yards. It’s surprising that the top players only had decent stats. It must be indicative of the output of the supporting cast, which is normally not reflected.
The Steelers did the rush attack for 35 out of 57 plays. They cemented their dominant position with 20 first downs. The Steelers won the tale of the tape with 275 yards versus the opponents’ 236. The team made the field into a rushing game, forcing their opponents to cobble up a rush defense. The Steelers didn’t put much stock into their defensive line. They allowed their opponents a 67% throw completion rate and conceded 22 rush attacks.
The Steelers took a risk in redirecting their energies towards offense. It was a worthy risk, however, and they were rewarded with a win. Other teams should take note of the Steelers’ determination in altering their game plan to suit the flow of the match.
Players to watch:
M. Rudolph QB (9 GP 162 CMP 263 ATT 61.6 CMP% 1636 YDS 6.2 AVG 186.4 YDS/G 76 LNG 12 TD 9 INT 14 SACK 115 SYL 32.9 QBR 80.3 RTG), J. Conner RB (8 GP 102 ATT 390 YDS 3.8 AVG 25 LNG 2 BIG 4 TDS 48.8 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 21 FD), B. Snell Jr. RB (10 GP 81 ATT 320 YDS 4 AVG 23 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 32 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 15 FD),
Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Numbers
Bills are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Picks
If you bet sport online, it would be best to wager on a Pittsburgh win. They will triumph with a 16.6 against 21.6 scoreboard. The winner will cover the spread, with a total going over.