Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 12/19/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (+2.5)
The Tennessee Titans (9-4) are on their way to Heinz Field on Sunday where they will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6-1). Pittsburgh opens as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 40.5.
The Tennessee Titans head into this game 9-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Titans faced off with the Jaguars and walked away with a win by a score of 20-0. Ryan Tannehill went 20/31 with 191 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 81.5 and finished the game with no interceptions. Geoff Swaim averaged 15.0 yards per catch by tallying 45 yds on 3 receptions. D'Onta Foreman led the offense in rushing for the Titans with 13 carries for 47 yards (3.6 yards per attempt). In all, they tallied 69 plays which totaled 263 yds. The Tennessee Titans ended up rushing 34 different times and totaled 102 yds, which earned them an average of 3.0 yards per tote. Against the rush, the Titans conceded 8 yards on 8 tries, which is 1.0 yds per run surrendered. Tennessee relinquished 24 completions on 40 tries for 184 yds, and a completion rate of 60.0%.
The Titans have earned 4,513 total yards this season. Tennessee has 152 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 79 penalties for 736 yds. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Tennessee has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 21 times (13 interceptions and 8 fumbles). As a team they're averaging 137.8 yards on the ground ranking them 5th in the NFL. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Tennessee Titans hold an average of 24.9 points per outing.
Concerning yards through the air, the Titans have conceded 3,259 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the NFL. They have conceded 250.7 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.9%. During this campaign, they are giving up 341.6 yards/outing which ranks them 13th in the league. They have allowed 20 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per running attempt and 90.9 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. Overall, they have conceded 1,182 yards via the ground game in 13 games. The Titans rank 15th in the league concerning team defense, allowing 22.3 points per game.
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The Steelers come into this matchup with a record of 6-6-1 for this season. For their last game, the Steelers walked away with a loss by a score of 36-28 when they faced the Vikings. Ben Roethlisberger (3 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 308 yards on 28/40 passing while his QB rate was 107.1. He had 1 interception and his avg yards per attempt was 7.7 yards. Najee Harris ran the football 20 times for 94 yards, walking away from the game with 4.7 yds per attempt for Pittsburgh. Chase Claypool was a featured target for the Steelers, grabbing 8 balls for 93 yards (11.6 yards per reception). Pittsburgh ran for 4.4 yds per carry, finishing with 106 yards on 24 carries. The Steelers finished the game with a total of 375 yds and they ran 69 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Steelers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 45.2%, surrendering 216 yards on 14 out of 31 through the air. Pittsburgh gave up 36 run attempts for 242 yards (6.7 yards per carry).
In relation to putting points on the board, the Steelers currently sit 22nd in the NFL maintaining an average of 20.9 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Steelers have earned 3,128 yards via the pass as well as an average of 240.6 passing yards per outing, ranking them 13th in the NFL. They have an average of 88.4 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,149 yards for this year. The Pittsburgh Steelers average 329.0 yards per game which is good for 21st out of all teams in the league. The Pittsburgh offense has totaled 667 yards of penalties on 85 infractions, which is 13th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 8 picks while conceding 7 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 160 1st downs.
Pittsburgh has allowed the opposition a total of 1,813 yards on the ground (139.5 yards per game) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have given up 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 231.8 yards per game, which puts them in 14th in football. They have totaled 13 turnovers (5 fumbles recovered and 8 interceptions) over the course of the season. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 322 total points. The Steelers defense has taken part in 833 plays, which is 21st in football. The Steelers are allowing 24.8 PPG, which puts them in 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans -2.5
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