Steelers vs. Jaguars: NFL Betting Preview – November 22, 2020

Posted By Staff on November 17, 2020 - Last Updated on November 23, 2020

The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by  in a matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) on Sunday, November 22 at TIAA Bank Field. The contest has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of November 17, 2020, 1:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • This season, Jaguars games have resulted in an average scoring total of 52.2, which is 4.7 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have combined to score more than 47.5 in four games (44.4% of matchups).
  • In five (55.6%) games this season, the Jaguars have combined with their opponents to go over 47.5 points.
  • These two teams score a combined average of 52.2 points per game, higher than the total for this matchup by 4.7 points.
  • The Steelers score the fourth-most points in the league this season, while the Jaguars’ offense puts up the 26th-most.
  • These two teams combine to yield 49.1 points per game, which is 1.6 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • Pittsburgh is the NFL’s third-ranked scoring defense while Jacksonville is the 31st-ranked.
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Steelers Betting Insights

  • Pittsburgh’s games have hit the over in six out of nine outings this season (66.7%).
  • Pittsburgh has put together a 7-2 record against the spread this season.
  • The Steelers are 0-1 ATS when playing as at least 10-point favorites.

Jaguars Betting Insights

  • Jacksonville has put together a losing 4-5 record against the spread this season.
  • Jacksonville’s games have hit the over in five out of nine opportunities this season (55.6%).

Steelers vs Jaguars: Head to Head

Steelers vs Jaguars: Last Meeting
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
11/18/2018 Jaguars 323-243 PIT 20-16 PIT

When the Steelers Have the Ball

  • The Steelers average points scored this season (30.1) and the Jaguars points allowed (30.1) are exactly the same.
  • When they meet or exceed their scoring average this season, Pittsburgh is 3-0 and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville is 1-3 overall and 3-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 30.1 points.
  • The Jaguars defense has given up an average of 415.6 yards per game in 2020, 70.6 yards more than the 345 the Steelers offense has averaged per contest.
  • On average, the Steelers gain 5.3 yards per play and the Jaguars allow 6.4.
  • In contests where the Pittsburgh offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 5-2 against the spread and 7-0 overall.
  • When Jacksonville allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 3-2 against the spread and 0-5 overall this season.
  • The Jaguars have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 131.7 yards per game, compared to the 101.8 yards the Steelers offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • When Pittsburgh rushers gain at least a combined 101.8 yards this season, they are 5-0 overall and 4-1 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Jacksonville defense allows opponents to pick up less than 131.7 yards on the ground, they are 4-1 against the spread and 1-4 overall.
  • The Steelers have turned the ball over 0.9 times per game this season, while the Jaguars have averaged one takeaway per contest.
  • In games where they don’t turn the football over this season, Pittsburgh is 4-0 overall and 3-1 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville’s record this season when they force more than one turnover: 3-3 ATS, 1-5 overall

When the Jaguars Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars score 3.1 more points per game (22.1) than the Steelers allow (19).
  • Jacksonville is 3-2 against the spread and 1-4 overall a season ago when the team puts up at least 22.1 points.
  • Pittsburgh has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall in games when it surrenders 30.1 points or less.
  • The Jaguars average 23.3 more yards per game (341.4), than the Steelers allow per contest (318.1). The Jaguars average 5.4 yards per play, while the Steelers allow 5.1 per play.
  • In games Pittsburgh limits its opponents to 318.1 or fewer yards, it has a 4-0 record ATS and a 4-0 record overall.
  • This season, the Jaguars rack up 100 rushing yards per game, 6.8 fewer yards per game than the Steelers allow per contest (106.8).
  • Jacksonville has a 3-1 ATS record and a 0-4 overall record when the team rushes for at least 100 yards.
  • This season, Pittsburgh is 5-1 against the spread and 6-0 overall when holding opponents to no more than 106.8 rushing yards.
  • This year, the Jaguars turn the ball over 1.3 times per game, 0.6 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.9 the Steelers force on average.
  • Jacksonville has a 3-2 record against the spread and a 1-4 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.3 times or less.
  • When it forces 1.9 or more turnovers, Pittsburgh has a 5-2 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall.

Steelers Players to Watch

  • Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 2,267 yards while completing 66.8% of his passes (223-of-334), with 22 touchdowns and four interceptions in nine games this year (251.9 yards per game).
  • James Conner has ran for a team-leading 556 yards on 132 carries (61.8 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • This year, Benny Snell Jr. has rushed for 180 yards on 50 carries (20.0 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • This season, JuJu Smith-Schuster has 54 catches (on 70 targets) to lead the team with 516 yards (57.3 per game) and five touchdowns.
  • Chase Claypool has added 500 yards on 35 catches with seven touchdowns. He has been targeted 57 times and averages 55.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Over eight games, Diontae Johnson has caught 37 passes on 65 targets for 426 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 53.3 receiving yards per game.
  • T.J. Watt has registered a team-leading nine sacks, while adding 14 TFL, 30 tackles, and one interception.
  • So far this year, Avery Williamson has collected 60 tackles and one interception.
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick has intercepted two passes to lead the team while adding 43 tackles and four passes defended.

Jaguars Players to Watch

  • This year, Jake Luton has put up 473 passing yards (236.5 yards per game) while going 44-for-73 (60.3% completion percentage) and throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions in two games.
  • James Robinson has racked up a team-high 689 rushing yards (76.6 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns. He has added 29 catches for 228 yards (25.3 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • D.J. Chark has been targeted 58 times and has 37 catches to lead the team with 493 yards (61.6 ypg) with four touchdowns.
  • Keelan Cole’s statline this year shows 34 catches for 427 yards and four touchdowns. He averages 47.4 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 48 times.
  • Chris Conley has caught 26 passes on 42 targets for 319 yards and one touchdown, averaging 35.4 yards per game.
  • Josh Allen has 2.5 sacks to lead the team, and has also collected two TFL and 12 tackles.
  • Joe Schobert has racked up 71 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.

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