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Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, Spread & Odds for Thursday Night Football Week 9

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Updated Nov 2, 2023 · 6:33 AM PDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2.5-point home favorites over the Tennessee Titans in the NFL Week 9 TNF game.
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks a field goal to give his team a three point lead over the Titans midway through the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Titans Steelers 125
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2.5-point home favorites over the Tennessee Titans in the NFL Week 9 TNF game on Thursday, November 2
  • Pittsburgh is 4-0 straight up in the last four games against Tennessee
  • The Titans are 1-5 SU and 2-4 against the spread in their last six road games facing the Steelers. Get our top Titans vs Steelers prediction for TNF here

The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3, 4-3 ATS) and Tennessee Titans (3-4, 4-3 ATS) play each other so frequently, you’d think they were division rivals. Read on for our top Titans vs Steelers picks for Thursday Night Football here.

The Steelers of the AFC North and Titans of the AFC South are meeting in the Week 9 TNF game. It’s the the third game between the two teams in the past four years.

Lately, it’s a series being dominated by Pittsburgh. The Steelers are 4-0 straight up in the past four games. Pittsburgh is 3-0 against the spread in the last three contests against Tennessee.

Oddsmakers are counting on this Steelers dominance continuing. Pittsburgh is a 2.5-point home favorite in the Titans vs Steelers odds.

Taking a deeper look into this Titans vs Steelers prediction and matchup, we’ll offer you our best bet for this Week 9 battle between AFC South and AFC North squads.

Titans vs Steelers Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Tennessee Titans +124 +2.5 (-105) Over 36.5 (-112)
Pittsburgh Steelers -148 -2.5 (-115) Under 36.5 (-108)

In the Titans vs Steelers odds, the Steelers are -148 moneyline favorites, giving them a 59.68% implied win probability. The total is set at 36.5 points. The over is 4-2-1 in the last seven games between these two teams.

Tennessee vs Pittsburgh odds as of November 1 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Be sure to claim one of the best football betting promo codes to make your Titans vs Steelers picks and to bet on other Week 9 NFL action. And check out DraftKings daily menu of odds boosts for TNF and other games this week.

Kickoff for this game at Acrisure Stadium on Thursday, November 2 is set for 8:15pm ET. The broadcast is being carried by Prime Video and by DAZN in Canada.

NFL bettors can also look out for ESPN BET, a brand new sportsbook set to launch in November that will offer another exciting opportunity for bettors this NFL season. ESPN BET is operated by PENN Entertainment and will initially be operating in 16 states.

Public Showing Mixed Emotions

A check of the NFL public betting splits for this game is showing that the people aren’t seeing it the same way as the sportsbooks. Tennessee is pulling 54% of spread handle and 65% of moneyline handle.

The Steelers are just 57-55-2 ATS as a home favorite under head coach Mike Tomlin. Tennessee is 16-11-1 ATS and 13-15 SU as an away underdog with Mike Vrabel as coach.

The Steelers are 8-3 SU and ATS in the last 11 games. Pittsburgh is also 16-4 SU in the last 20 games against AFC South opponents.

As far as the total, Pittsburgh’s last five games, as well as 12 of the club’s past 16 home games, have gone under. The under was also the correct call in four of the last five games in which the Steelers were facing AFC opposition. The under has also hit in seven of Tennessee’s last eight games and in seven of the past eight Titans contests vs teams from the AFC North.

Pittsburgh is set at +10000 in the odds to win Super Bowl at +1400. Tennessee is given a betting line of +13000 in this market.

Will Titans Will Find a Way?

His NFL debut couldn’t have gone much better for Titans rookie QB Will Levis. He joined former Titans QB Marcus Mariota and Hall of Fame Fran Tarkenton of the Vikings as the only QBs to throw for four touchdowns in their first NFL start. He’s lined at 1.5 touchdowns with the under juiced in the Titans vs Steelers player props.

Even though QB1 Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is listed as questionable in the Titans vs Steelers injury reports, Vrabel says he’s staying with Levis as his starter for this game.

Tennessee’s offensive line is allowing an 11.4% sack percentage this season. That’s third-worst in the NFL. The Pittsburgh defense has recorded 22 sacks and 48 QB hits this season, both in the upper half of the NFL.

Steelers Pickett Insists He’s Playing

Despite leaving last week’s home-field loss to Jacksonville during the first half due to a rib injury, Steelers QB1 Kenny Pickett is assuring everyone that he’ll be under center for the Week 9 TNF contest. In his place, backup QB Mitch Trubisky threw a pair of interceptions as Pittsburgh lost 24-10.

To be honest, Pickett hasn’t exactly been lighting it up, either. He’s thrown for 1,330 yards and five touchdowns against four interceptions this season.

A key injury for the Steelers is free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The All-Pro is out with a hamstring ailment.

Titans vs Steelers Prediction

The Titans are 3-11 SU over their last 14 games and 0-6 SU in their last six road games. They’re also 1-5 SU in their last six visits to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh should lose this game, but the Steelers keep finding ways to get it down when you’re ready to count them out. Under Tomlin, they win 57% of their games following a loss. And Pittsburgh’s .643 (9-5) winning percentage is third-best all-time on TNF.

Titans vs Steelers Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5 (-115)

TNF Record: 5-3-0 (+2 units)

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