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Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers – Picks & Predictions
The Tennessee Titans head to the Steel City for a high stakes AFC Conference tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football.
- Game Time: Thursday, November 2, 8:15 PM
- Location: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
Head-to-Head: Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Vrabel as an underdog has been a reliable pattern, and that held in Week 8 as the Titans secured an outright victory against the Atlanta Falcons.
Will Levis displayed considerable potential, throwing four touchdowns in his NFL debut. The second-round pick had a strong connection with DeAndre Hopkins on multiple long plays, making an impressive debut.
On the other hand, the Steelers' good fortune took a hit in Week 8 when they were defeated by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pittsburgh's offense struggled throughout the game, regardless of the quarterback on the field.
While Kenny Pickett was cleared to return, it was Mitchell Trubisky who finished the game. With a short week ahead, the quarterback situation will be a key aspect to keep an eye on for this team.
How to Bet on the Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Becoming a successful NFL bettor goes beyond picking the winning team. The concept applies to learning and extending one’s understanding of all types of wagers. The process then leads to understanding odds and key game stats.
Odds play a vital role in assessing factors for upcoming matchups, such as the Titans vs. Steelers. Keep tabs of fluctuating betting lines across NFL sportsbooks in the run up to kick off.
Keep tabs at the latest ATS trends, head-to-head records and other outside factors leading up to the game such as the weather.
Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds
Pittsburgh holds a 3-2 record in their most recent five meetings with Tennessee. In these past five head-to-head clashes, Pittsburgh has registered 137 points, while Tennessee has accumulated 100.
The Steelers are now entering their matchup against the Titans as favorites with a -2.5 point spread and at a -148 moneyline. This leaves the Titans as underdogs at a +124 moneyline.
The total is now set at 36.5 points, and chances are the total could lean for the over as Pittsburg pretends to open week 9 with a solid victory.
Betting Tips for Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
For the Titans, Derrick Henry has accumulated three rushing touchdowns this season, along with an impressive total of 526 rushing yards, averaging 75.1 yards per game and 4.4 yards per carry.
For the Steelers, Kenny Pickett has recorded 1,330 passing yards, throwing five touchdowns and four interceptions this season.
While key offensive players are vital to consider, here are some key stats to also take into account on betting sites for the upcoming Titans vs. Steelers showdown:
- In the seven games Pittsburgh has played this year, they’ve managed to cover the spread in four of them.
- The Steelers have been favored by 2.5 points or more only once this season, and they couldn't cover the spread in that game.
- Out of their seven matchups this year, only one of Pittsburgh's games has gone over the set over/under line, accounting for just 14.3% of their games exceeding that total.
- The Steelers have been favored on the moneyline once this season, which unfortunately resulted in a loss.
- The Titans have achieved a 4-3-0 record against the spread this season.
- The Titans have been underdogs by a margin of 2.5 points or more six times, and they've impressively covered the spread in four out of those six games.
- In terms of over/under totals, two of the Titans' games this season have surpassed the set line.
- Interestingly, the Titans have won three of the six games in which they've been the underdogs this season.
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Predictions
The Titans will place their faith in star running back Derrick Henry, who has showcased his dominance this season with 425 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill will also aim to establish connections with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo to fortify their passing game.
On the other side of the field, the Steelers will bank on quarterback Pickett and running back Najee Harris to spearhead their offense, with wide receiver George Pickens serving as a crucial target for Pickett.
Expectations for top offensive players are high, and even more so for the Steelers, who remain favorites for TNF’s showdown.
Prediction: Steelers -2.5