|2013 NFL Week 1 Titans vs. Steelers Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 08 September 2013 07:15|
Titans vs. Steelers Free Pick
NFL LINEMOVEMENT: The Steelers opened as 7-point favorites and that’s where the line currently sits at both online and Las Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 43.5 and has been bet down to 42 or even 41.5 at some books.
NFL PUBLIC BETTING: Of the bets that have been placed on this game, 58% currently favors Tennessee. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure to click on the link for the latest public betting figures.
NFL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NFL trends, the under is 5-1 in the Titans’ last six games in Week 1 and 5-2 in their last seven games versus AFC opponents. The under is also 13-3 in the Steelers’ last 16 home games and 5-2 in their last seven games on grass. While the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Pittsburgh, look for Tennessee’s pass rush to neutralize what Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ offense wants to do in the passing game. And seeing as how Pittsburgh’s running game is highly questionable following the injury to Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers’ offense may struggle as a whole. Meanwhile, Dick LeBeau’s defense loves to face young quarterbacks and while Jake Locker has made strides in his development, the Titans will likely try to keep the ball on the ground with Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene. The makeup of this game sets up well for the under.
2013 NFL FREE PICK: TITANS/STEELERS UNDER 42