Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans Point Spread Pick
Point Spread Line: Steelers -6
Moneyline: Pittsburgh +270 / Tennessee -230
Time: 8:30 PM EST Monday November 17, 2014 on ESPN / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) vs. Tennessee Titans (2-7)
The Steelers had their 3-game winning streak snapped losing to the woeful New York Jets in their last game. However, on the road this Monday night they are the 6-point betting favorite taking on another weak team in the 2-win Titans.
Tennessee has lost 3 straight and their offense has struggled in that span averaging 13 points per game. The Titans will continue to go with rookie QB Zach Mettenberger and while he has not been great he has not been terrible either. Still, the Titans; offense does not rank in the top 21 in the league in rushing yards per game or passing yards per game.
These 2 teams met in the season opener last season where the Titans won 16-9.
In their last games the Titans lost to the Baltimore Ravens 21-7 and the Steelers lost to the New York Jets 20-13.
The Steelers are 5-5 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 6-4 and the Titans are 2-6-1 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 3-6.
On the season the Titans are 1-3 at home and the Steelers are 2-3 on the road.
Mettenberger had a solid first start of the season passing for 299 yards, but in the loss to the Ravens he only passed for 179 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. It does not help that the Titans have a pretty weak WR corps, but Delanie Walker and Kendall Wright have combined for 8 TD. The Pittsburgh pass D ranks in the middle of the pack (15th) and while their pass rush only ranks 18th in sacks the Tennessee offensive line gave up 5 sacks.
The Steelers' run defense ranks 12th in the league and Tennessee's leading RB is rookie Bishop Sankey, who has failed to rush for over 65 yards in any game this season and in his last 5 games has failed to average over 4 yards per carry.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 343 yards in the loss to the Jets, but only had 1 TD and had 2 INT. He has Mike Wallace, who leads the NFL in receiving yards, but the line has to protect him and he has to avoid the turnover.
Le'Veon Bell is the leading rusher for the Steelers and is also the 2nd leading receiver. The Titans have to try to contain him, but their run defense only ranks 29th in the league and in their last 2 games they have given up 4 rushing TD's and 363 rushing yards.
Tennessee Titans: 2-7 SU 2-6-1 ATS
The Steelers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss, 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
The Titans are 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss, and they have an Over record of 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
Tennessee Titans: 13.41
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Free Against the Spread Pick
It's a square pick but we feel that the Steelers run game should pay dividends against a very poor Titan run defense.
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