Titans vs. Steelers Total Prediction
Will Thursday night's AFC tilt between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers fall under the betting total? Kickoff for this week's TNF game is set for 8:25 p.m. ET.
Matchup: Titans (6-3) at Steelers (7-2)
TV: NBC, 8:25 p.m. ET
Line: Steelers -7
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under for Thursday night's game is sitting at 44 points, up slightly from the original number of 43.5. As for the point spread, the Steelers opened as 6.5-point home favorites but the line was bet up a half-point to 7.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, just over 50% of tickets are on the Titans plus the points. Apparently public bettors weren't impressed by the Steelers' narrow victory against the Colts in Indianapolis last Sunday.
KEY TRENDS: The underdog has cashed in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams and the Titans are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games versus the Steelers. The over has also hit in eight of the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh.
OUR PREDICTION: For a team that employs a three-headed monster in Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers sure aren't scoring. The under is 35-15-1 in the Steelers' last 51 games overall, is 41-20-1 in their last 62 conference games, and is 37-16-1 in their last 54 games coming off a win. Pittsburgh lacks that offensive punch that we've seen in recent years but its defense has been up to snuff, holding opponents to just 16.4 points per game. That figure gives the Steelers the No. 2 scoring defense in the league.
Meanwhile, the Titans really only do one thing well offensively and that's run the ball. The problem is that the Steelers are allowing just 102.7 yards per game on the ground this season, which puts them 11th in the NFL. You can't throw against Pittsburgh either, as the Steelers have the No. 2 pass defense in league. Get ready for another low-scoring game Steelers game on Thursday night.
NFL WEEK 10 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: TITANS/STEELERS UNDER 44