Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans - 11/16/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Titans (6-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2)
NFL Football: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -7 -- Over/Under: 44 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Thursday in NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Tennessee Titans look to build on their four-game winning streak while building their lead in the AFC South. The Tennessee Titans have split their last 10 road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,783 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Mariota has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker have combined for 971 receiving yards and two touchdowns Eric Decker has 28 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 124.8 yards per contest, and DeMarco Murray leads the way with 433 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 23.7 points and 328.3 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with 80 tackles, Derrick Morgan has five sacks and Kevin Byard has six interceptions.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers also have a four-game winning streak going and would love to pull away in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won five of their last six home games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,298 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Roethlisberger has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster have combined for 1,403 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Martavis Bryant has 21 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 106.6 yards per contest, and Le'Veon Bell leads the way with 840 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 16.4 points and 284.4 yards per game. Ryan Shazier leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 69 tackles, Vince Williams has five sacks and Mike Hilton has one interception.
The Titans are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games, 17-35-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 17-41-4 ATS in their last 62 games overall. The Steelers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games in November, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Titans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings, the underdog is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh. The under is 35-15-1 in Steelers last 51 games overall and the over is 6-2 in Titans last 8 games overall.
It's a shame we're getting one of the better matchups of the week on a Thursday when neither team has the proper time to rest or gameplan, which means we'll likely get another sloppy Thursday night game. Both teams are hot and appear to be making that playoff push. As for the game itself, the Titans ground game should be able to chew into the clock and keep the Steelers explosive offense off the field. The Titans are seventh in the league in total rushing yards and Pittsburgh is allowing 4.2 yards per carry, which is towards the bottom in the NFL. Also, four of the Steelers seven victories have been decided by six or less points and five of the Titans last seven games overall have been decided by six or less points. We should see another close one here, and I'm not about to eat a full touchdown when both clubs are playing well and neither team will be fully prepared with just one day of practice. Give me the points.