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Big Ben and the Steelers go for 9th Straight Prime-Time Win on TNF

After a fairly poor run of Thursday Night Football games, the NFL is set to open its Week 11 slate with an excellent matchup between two teams both looking for a fifth straight win, but according to oddsmakers it’s the Steelers who hold a massive advantage.

SHARK BITES
  • The Steelers are 4-0 SU and ATS this season when they’ve rushed for more than 100 yards as a team.
  • The Titans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as road underdogs of 7 or more points.
  • The Steelers are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games as home favorites of 7 or more points.

Pittsburgh opened the week as a 7-point favorite and with action coming in evenly on both sides, the line hasn’t moved much in either direction. That’s much to the chagrin of those looking to fade the public as TNF teams that have received more support from the betting public this season have gone a shocking 2-7-1 against the spread.

While the Steelers are coming off a bit of a disappointing performance against the Colts, the trends heavily favor them in a literal icebreaker where the temperature is projected to go below freezing.

Sportsbooks are still really high on this team that’s 8-0 straight up in its last eight night games and all things considered, they’re much better all around than Tennessee – it just hasn’t come together yet for the Killer B’s.

This is a game that needs a heavy dose of Le’Veon Bell and if he’s effective, like he’s been in spots this season, the Steelers should easily win and cover on Thursday. When Bell is reeling off big runs, he sets up the play-action for Big Ben and Antonio Brown. With a shiny new weapon in JuJu Smith-Schuster now also occupying space in the secondary, Roethlisberger shouldn’t have a problem finding an open man on Thursday against a below-average pass defense.

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Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Tennessee Titans in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 43.5 at shops such as Bovada.

A 32-10 result in favor of the Steelers was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Tennessee Titans have seen them go 6-3 and 3-5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are at 7-2 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Steelers are 1-8, while the Titans are 6-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Tennessee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Pittsburgh Steelers) and the No. 18 (Tennessee Titans) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Steelers' No. 19-ranked offense (20.78 PPG) against a Tennessee Titans defense that ranks No. 22 at 23.67 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 251.89 yards per game, more than the Titans give up through the air (236.44 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Titans feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 109.5 yards per game. The Steelers, meanwhile, rank No. 18 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their latest action on Sunday at Nissan Stadium, DeMarco Murray rumbled through the Cincinnati defense for 2 TDs as Tennessee won 24-20.

Ben Roethlisberger threw a pair of TD passes in Pittsburgh's last match, defeating Indianapolis 20-17 in Week 10 action on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee's last 8 games
  • Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee at Indianapolis, Sunday, November 26
Pittsburgh home to Green Bay, Sunday, November 26

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