Thursday Night Football Odds: Steelers vs. Titans

October 9, 2012 NFL Football

Week 6 Thursday Night Football features the Pittsburgh Steelers leaving the Steel City for Tennessee as they take on the Titans. The game is scheduled to kick off in LP Field in Nashville, TN, at 8:20 PM ET, and you can watch all of the action nationally on the NFL Network.

The Steelers come into this game off of a close victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, 16-14. A last-second field goal put Pittsburgh back on top, after they blew a 10-0 lead they had built up by halftime. The Steelers enjoyed edges in total yards at 343-246, rushing yards at 136-78, and passing yards at 207-168. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw 21-of-37, for 207 yards, while RB Rashard Mendenall ran for 81 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Big Ben is at 8 touchdowns and 1 INT on the year. Despite their 100 yard edge, their 2 point win failed to cover the spread by a point-and-a-half. They are giving up 35.2 ppg on the road.
The Titans are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings, 30-7. The Titans could manage just one touchdown all game, while giving up two touchdowns and three field goals to the Vikings.  Start your Football Wagering on Steelers vs. Titans Game.

Tennessee suffered a 433-267 deficit in total yards, including a 175-52 deficit in rushing yards. QB Matt Hasselbeck threw 26-of-43, for 200 yards, and the team’s only touchdown. The Titans are giving up an average of 36.2 ppg, and had to score 44 of their own in overtime to rack up their only win of the season so far.

The host is 9-2 ATS lately in Pittsburgh games. The Steelers are 1-11 ATS in road games against non-division opponents. They are 1-3 ATS on the year, and 0-1 ATS as an away favorite. Interestingly, they are just 1-9 ATS as favorites before facing the Bengals in their next game. The Titans are 1-4 ATS this season, and 1-1 ATS as the home underdog. Check the Football Wagering Odds for Steelers vs. Titans Game.

These two teams have met ten times since 2001, with the Steelers leading the series 6-4. Their last meeting, in October 2011, resulted in a 38-17 Pitt victory, with the Steelers as 3 point favorites. In a September 2010 game, Pittsburgh won 19-11, when the Titans were 5 point home favorites. Over their last 5 meetings, the Steelers have covered three times, with the Titans covering twice.

For this Thursday’s game, SBG Global Sportsbook has installed Pittsburgh as a 5 point road favorite. The over/under is set at 43 points.

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