Listed as the Vegas odds betting favorite, the Pittsburgh Steelers play hosts to the Titans in a featured Thursday Night Football picks contest.
The Titans (6-3) are coming off a win at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Marcus Mariota threw for 264 yards and 1 touchdown.Derek Henry and Mariota rushed for a total of 103 yards. DeMarco Murray rushed 14 times for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns and put up 30 yards receiving and another touchdown. Ryan Succop, kicker for the Titans went 50% on field goals and made 3 extra point attempts. Mariota was tackled by Cincinnati at the end of the game and suffered ankle and shoulder injuries but appears to be okay and was a full participant in practice this Tuesday. The Titans will have only 4 days before they hit the field again and add to that travel time. Will Tennessee be ready for the Pittsburgh #2 pass defense and #11 run defense?
The NFL Vegas odds makers betting favorite is the Pittsburgh Steelers at -7 (-110) and the Tennessee Titans as the road dog at +7 (-110). The game total is listed at 44 (-110) for the over/under bettor.
Pittsburgh will also have a short week to get ready for Thursday Night. The Steelers win over the Indianapolis Colts in the last minutes of the game was the highlight of the game. For a team coming off a bye week, the Steelers were lack luster. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed only 19 of 31 passes for 236 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster had 5 receptions on the day for 97 yards including a touchdown and Vance McDonald hauled in the other touchdown pass. Le’Veon Bell had more than 100 all purpose yards for the fourth time this NFL betting season. Antonio Brown had a low 47 passing yards on the game. Roethlisberger missed Brown on three attempts. The Steelers kicker Chris Boswell missed the extra point and 1 of 3 field goal attempts putting up 6 of 10 points.