Week One Odds Breakdown: Titans vs Steelers


Tennessee Titans +6 (-106) +233 Over 35 (+102)

at Pittsburgh Steelers -6 (-102) -265 Under 35 (-112)

QBs: advantage Steelers

RBs: advantage Titans

WRs: advantage Steelers

TEs: Even

OLs: advantage Titans

Defense: advantage Steelers

Special teams: advantage Steelers

Steelers at home last season: 6-2

Titans on road last season: 6-2

Game will be won in the trenches. Last year, the Titans dominated the line of scrimmage, forcing Big Ben into 5 fumbles and two picks, while Kerry Collins always had plenty of time to throw. I believe the Steelers defense will come to play at home, while the offense will do just enough to get the win. If the Titans are too win, their offensive line is going to have to dominate, because if the Steelers neutralize the run, it could get ugly. I don’t trust Kerry Collins enough to take the Titans money line, and could easily see him throwing a big interception or getting knocked out of the game. If the Titans are going to win its going to be a close ugly game, but I could also see the Steelers winning this type of game as well or even blowing them out.

Injuries:

Titans – WR Nate Washington (questionable; and if he does play, will not see the field for more than ten plays)

  • TE Jared Cook (questionable; hasn’t been practicing)

Steelers – ILB Lawrence Timmons (out; Keyaron Fox will start beside James Farrior)

  • G Darnell Stapleton (I.R.; Trai Essex has been taking snaps in preseason, shouldn’t be a huge factor)

Side: staying away; maybe sprinkle on Titans +6

Total: staying away; maybe sprinkle on over at plus money after last year’s contest sailed over the number


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