The Tennessee Titans will be going to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to play the Pittsburgh Steelers this Thursday night at 8:25 PM EST. The lines opened with a game total of 43.5 points and a spread of 6.5 points for Pittsburgh to cover. Since then, the spread has changed to 7 points and the game total has changed to 44 points. The betting is going in favor of the Titans at the moment, with 53% of the bets going against the Steelers to cover and 47% for.
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The Titans are 17-35-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 17-41-4 in their last 62 games overall, 3-9 in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 11-37-4 in their last 52 games vs. AFC, 14-36-2 in their last 52 games following a win, and 0-3-1 in their last 4 November games. Their O/U trends are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win, 6-2 in their last 8 games overall, 13-5-1 in their last 19 games following an ATS loss, 5-2 in their last 7 games on the grass and vs. AFC, and 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. They also stand 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings with the Steelers.
On the other side, the Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 5-1 vs. a team with a winning record, 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games, Week 11 games, and Thursday night games, and 3-9 in their last 12 November games. Their O/U trends are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday night games, 1-7 in their last 8 games on the grass, 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 in their last 5 November games and in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 20-41-1 in their last 62 games vs. AFC, 15-35-1 in their last 51 games overall, and 16-37-1 in their last 54 games following a win. The two also share an O/U of 8-3 in their last 11 meetings when playing in Pittsburgh.
The Titans are 6-3 after beating Cincinnati 24-20 last Sunday with Marcus Mariota hitting 25-44 throws for 264 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Derrick Henry led the rushing with 11 carries for 52 yards while Delanie Walker led the receivers with 6 receptions for 63 yards. The Steelers also won their last game 20-17 against the Colts to improve to 7-2 with Ben Roethlisberger going 19-31 for 236 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception. Le’Veon Bell led the rushing with 26 carries for 80 yards and JuJu Smith-Schuster led the receivers with 5 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Our Free NFL Pick: The Titans victory last week puts them for their best start since 2008 which will definitely give them some momentum coming into this game. The Steelers victory was thanks to a late-game rally and a magnificent 32-yard pass to Antonio Brown which led to a 33-yard field goal by Chris Boswell as the clock hit zero. The teams are almost the same on offence but the edge does go to the Steelers for the better defence and having the home crowd. Walker and Mariota are also questionable to make an appearance in this game so the odds are definitely going in favor of the Steelers even if the Titans do come out on top in the rivalry between these two. I’d say take Pittsburgh to cover if Mariota doesn’t play.