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    The New England Patriots (2-10) head into a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Acrisure Stadium on a five-game losing streak.

    The Steelers have been a bottom-five scoring offense this year, ranking fifth-worst with 16 points per contest. Defensively, they are ranked sixth in the NFL (19.1 points allowed per game). The Patriots rank worst in points per game (12.3), but they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th in the NFL with 21.2 points allowed per contest.

    Steelers vs. Patriots Picks

    Splash Inc. users project the Steelers will win straight up against the Patriots on Thursday, with 94.7% of users picking them to finish on top. However, users are split 50-50 on who will cover the 6-point spread.

    Game Info: Steelers vs. Patriots

    • Game Day: Thursday, December 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Amazon Prime Video
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Acrisure Stadium

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    Pittsburgh is a 6-point favorite against New England on Thursday and the total has been set at 30 points. Keep reading for some betting trends and insights if you plan to place a wager on the outing.

    Game Trends for Steelers

    • The Steelers have posted a 7-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Steelers have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 6 points or more this season (0-1).
    • Two of the Steelers’ 12 games with a set total have hit the over (16.7%).

    Stats & Insights for Steelers

    • The Steelers are totaling 294.9 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 25th in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 22nd, surrendering 348.3 yards per game.
    • The Steelers rank fifth-worst in scoring offense (16 points per game), but they’ve been slightly better on defense, ranking sixth with 19.1 points allowed per game.
    • The Steelers rank fifth-worst in passing offense (179.6 passing yards per game), but they’ve played a little better on defense, ranking 19th with 227.3 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • The Steelers are putting up 115.3 rushing yards per game on offense (14th in the NFL), and they rank 22nd on defense with 121 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • The Steelers are putting up a 36% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 19th, surrendering a 40% third-down percentage.
    • The Steelers are averaging 5.2 yards per play on offense, which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 19th, surrendering 5.6 yards per play.
    • With 20 forced turnovers (fourth in NFL) against 10 turnovers committed (second in NFL), the Steelers’ +10 turnover margin is the second-best in the league.

    Best Players for Steelers

    • Kenny Pickett: 2,070 PASS YDS / 172.5 YPG / 62% / 6 TD / 4 INT
    • Najee Harris: 159 CAR / 661 YDS / 55.1 YPG / 4 TD / 21 REC / 130 YDS / 10.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Jaylen Warren: 102 CAR / 601 YDS / 50.1 YPG / 3 TD / 38 REC / 243 YDS / 20.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • George Pickens: 44 REC / 748 YDS / 62.3 YPG / 3 TD
    • Diontae Johnson: 34 REC / 418 YDS / 52.3 YPG / 2 TD
    • Elandon Roberts: 80 TKL / 9 TFL / 1.5 SACK / 1 PD

    Game Trends for Patriots

    • The Patriots are only 2-10-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Patriots are 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or more this year.
    • In the Patriots’ 12 games with a set total, three have hit the over (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Patriots

    • The Patriots have not been getting things done on offense, ranking fifth-worst with 290.4 total yards per game. They have been more effective on the other side of the ball, giving up 310.5 total yards per contest (eighth-ranked).
    • The Patriots rank worst in points per game (12.3), but they’ve been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th in the NFL with 21.2 points ceded per contest.
    • The Patriots are accumulating 186.8 passing yards per contest on offense this season (23rd-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 221.8 passing yards per game (16th-ranked) on defense.
    • The Patriots have been keeping opposing offenses in check on run defense, surrendering just 88.7 rushing yards per game (fourth-best). On offense, they rank 22nd in the NFL by compiling 103.7 rushing yards per game.
    • The Patriots’ offense has not been getting things done on third down, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL with a 33.1% third-down conversion percentage. They have been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, giving up a 38.3% third-down rate (16th-ranked).
    • On the offensive side of the ball, the Patriots are a bottom-five unit in terms of yards per play, generating only 4.9 (fifth-worst). Fortunately, they are excelling on the defensive side of the ball, ceding just 5.1 yards per play (third-best).
    • The Patriots own a bottom-five turnover margin this season, second-worst at -9.

    Best Players for Patriots

    • Bailey Zappe: 299 PASS YDS / 59.8 YPG / 50% / 0 TD / 2 INT
    • Rhamondre Stevenson: 156 CAR / 619 YDS / 51.6 YPG / 4 TD / 38 REC / 238 YDS / 19.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Ezekiel Elliott: 112 CAR / 429 YDS / 35.8 YPG / 2 TD / 24 REC / 154 YDS / 12.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Demario Douglas: 36 REC / 410 YDS / 41 YPG / 0 TD
    • Hunter Henry: 32 REC / 313 YDS / 28.5 YPG / 3 TD
    • DeVante Parker: 22 REC / 264 YDS / 29.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Ja’Whaun Bentley: 79 TKL / 5 TFL / 4 SACK / 3 PD
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