Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 11/2/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 9
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: PRIME VIDEO
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (-3.5)
The Tennessee Titans (3-4) are hitting the road to Acrisure Stadium on Thursday where they will go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3). Pittsburgh opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 37.5.
The Tennessee Titans head into this matchup 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Titans went up against the Falcons and walked away with a win by a score of 28-23. Will Levis finished 19/29 with 238 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 130.5 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. DeAndre Hopkins averaged 32.0 yds per reception by notching 128 yds on 4 receptions. Derrick Henry was the leader on the ground for the Titans with 22 totes for 101 yds (4.6 yds per carry). In all, they had 67 plays which converted into 375 yards. The Tennessee Titans ran the rock 36 different times and totaled 149 yards, earning them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Titans gave up 140 yds on 26 tries, which averages out to 5.4 yards per run allowed. Tennessee relinquished 20 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 202 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.8%.
The Titans have earned 2,076 total yards this year. Tennessee has compiled 58 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 42 infractions for 353 yds. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Tennessee has amassed 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times (6 interceptions and 2 fumbles). As a team they have an average of 115.9 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 13th in the league. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Tennessee Titans are averaging 18.9 PPG.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Titans have surrendered 1,624 yards which ranks them 11th in the NFL. They are allowing 232.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 69.6%. For the year, they are conceding 339.4 yards/outing which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They are allowing 3.8 yards per running attempt and 107.4 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have given up 752 rushing yards through 7 games. The Titans are sitting in 13th in the National Football League regarding team defense, conceding 20.0 points per game.
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The Steelers head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Steelers took a defeat with a final score of 20-10 against the Jaguars. Mitchell Trubisky (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 138 yds on 15/27 passing while his QB rate was 51.2. He threw 2 picks and his avg yards per attempt was 5.1 yards. Diontae Johnson was the top contributor in the passing game for the Steelers, bringing in 8 balls for 85 yds (10.6 yds per catch). Jaylen Warren carried the rock 5 times for 19 yards, walking away from the game with 3.8 yds per carry for Pittsburgh. The Steelers finished the contest with 261 yards on 64 plays (4.1 yds per play). Pittsburgh ran for 3.9 yds per carry, finishing with 70 yards on 18 attempts. Pittsburgh relinquished 30 run attempts for 106 yards (3.5 yds per rush). The Steelers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 75.0%, relinquishing 271 yards on 24 for 32 through the air.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have an average of 271.7 yards per contest which has them ranked 30th out of all teams in the NFL. They hold an average of 79.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 558 yards for the season. They have tossed 6 interceptions while conceding 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 61 first downs. The Pittsburgh offense has totaled 312 penalty yards on 36 infractions, which has them ranked 31st in football in terms of hurting your team. For the season so far, the Steelers have thrown for a total of 1,344 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 192.0 passing yards per outing, putting them at 25th out of all NFL teams. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Steelers are sitting 29th in the NFL by scoring 16.1 points per contest.
The Steelers are allowing 21.0 points per contest, which has them in 18th of all teams in the league. They have yielded 10 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 245.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 24th in the league. Pittsburgh has allowed a total of 960 yards via the ground game (137.1 yards per contest) and 4 touchdowns by ground this year. The Steelers defense taken the field for 477 plays, which ranks 12th in the NFL. They have 15 turnovers (8 fumbles recovered and 7 picks) over the course of the season. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 147 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Titans +3.5
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