NFL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans
An expected close battle will see the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) take the field as 2.0-point favorites against the Tennessee Titans (3-0) on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Nissan Stadium. Both teams are on three-game winning streaks. The contest has an over/under of 47.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, October 4, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: CBS Location: Nashville, TN Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Steelers Players to WatchBen Roethlisberger has thrown for 777 yards while completing 67% of his passes (73-of-109), with seven touchdowns and one interception in three games this year (259.0 yards per game). James Conner has taken 40 attempts for a team-leading 224 rushing yards (74.7 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns in three games. He's also caught eight passes for 63 yards (21.0 receiving yards per game). Benny Snell Jr. has 129 yards on 29 carries (43.0 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns over the course of three games. JuJu Smith-Schuster has reeled in 17 passes to lead the team with 160 yards with three touchdowns. He has been targeted 19 times and averages 53.3 yards per game over three outings. Chase Claypool's statline this year shows six catches for 151 yards and one touchdown in three games. He puts up 50.3 receiving yards per game and has been targeted nine times. Diontae Johnson has caught 14 passes on 25 targets for 149 yards and one touchdown, averaging 49.7 yards per game in three contests in 2020. T.J. Watt has collected a team-leading 3.5 sacks, while adding 5.0 TFL, nine tackles, and one interception over three games. In three games over the 2020 campaign, Mike Hilton has collected 20 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, and one interception and leads the team in tackles. Watt has a team-high one interception and has tacked on nine tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and two passes defended three in games this season.
Titans Players to WatchThis year, Ryan Tannehill has collected 809 passing yards (269.7 yards per game) while going 70-for-104 (67.3% completion percentage) and throwing six touchdowns and one interception in three games. He has tacked on 35 rushing yards on 11 carries, averaging 11.7 yards per game. Derrick Henry has taken 82 carries for a team-leading 319 rushing yards (106.3 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns in three games. Corey Davis has been targeted 19 times and has 15 catches to lead the team with 206 yards (68.7 ypg) with one touchdown in three games this season. Jonnu Smith has tacked on 13 catches for 181 yards and three touchdowns over the course of three games this year. He has been targeted 20 times and puts up 60.3 receiving yards per game. Adam Humphries has racked up 136 yards on 15 passes with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 45.3 yards per game on 20 targets in three contests. This season, Kenny Vaccaro has team-high numbers in both sacks and tackles, racking up 1.0 sack, 3.0 TFL and 23 tackles in three games.
Steelers vs Titans: Last 5 MeetingsAgainst Tennessee, Pittsburgh has collected three wins over the past five matchups. Pittsburgh has outpaced Tennessee 137 points to 100 in the past five games.
Steelers vs Titans: Last Five Meetings
When the Steelers have the ball...The Titans defense has allowed 24.7 points per game this season, about the same amount as the 26.7 the Steelers have scored. In games where Pittsburgh score at least 26.7 points this season, they have put together a record of 1-0. Tennessee is 1-0 this season in games where they allow fewer than 24.7 points. The Steelers offense has averaged 382 total yards per game this season, 40.3 yards fewer than the 422.3 allowed by the Titans defense. The Steelers average 5.6 yards per play while the Titans allow 6.5 per play. Pittsburgh's record this season when they accumulate at least their season average in total yards: 2-0. When the Tennessee defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season they are 1-0. The Titans have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 166 yards per game in 2020 compared to the 139.7 yards the Steelers offense has averaged on the ground per contest. Pittsburgh is 2-0 this season when they run for at least their season average. When Tennessee limits opposing teams to 166 rushing yards or fewer they are 2-0 this year. The Titans have forced one more turnover in each game this season (2) than the Steelers have committed (1). When Pittsburgh turns the football over 1 time or fewer this season they are 2-0. When they force more than 2 turnovers in a game, Tennessee is 2-0 this season.
When the Titans have the ball...The Titans rack up 7.4 more points per game (26.7) than the Steelers surrender (19.3). Tennessee is 2-0 overall a season ago when the team notches at least 26.7 points. When Pittsburgh surrenders no more than 26.7 points, it has a 1-0 record. The Titans collect 101.7 more yards per game (391.7), than the Steelers allow per contest (290). The Titans average 5.6 yards per play, while the Steelers give up 4.8 per play. In contests where the Pittsburgh offense totaled at least their average yard output last season, they were 4-1. When Pittsburgh keeps its opponents to 290 yards or less, it has a 1-0 record. This season, the Titans run for 75 more yards per game (129) than the Steelers allow per contest (54). When Tennessee runs for at least 129 yards, it compiled a 2-0 record. This season, Pittsburgh is 2-0 when holding opponents to no more than 54 yards on the ground. This year, the Titans turn the ball over just 0.3 times per game, 1.4 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.7 the Steelers force on average. Tennessee is 2-0 when it turns the ball over 0.3 times or less. This season, Pittsburgh has a 2-0 record when it forces at least 1.7 turnovers.
Steelers Fantasy LeadersRoethlisberger is the 15th-best fantasy player overall this season and the 11th-best fantasy QB with 59.5 fantasy points (19.8 per game). Conner has racked up 40.7 fantasy points this year (13.6 per game), enough to rank him 42nd overall and 13th among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. So far this season, Smith-Schuster averages 12.0 fantasy points per game on the way to 36.0 total fantasy points. That makes him the 56th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 10th-ranked wide receiver. Claypool is working on the 118th-ranked fantasy season (39th among wide receivers) with 21.9 fantasy points, averaging 7.3 per game.
Titans Fantasy LeadersTannehill is 17th overall among all players and 13th among all QBs with 57.9 fantasy points (19.3 per game). Henry's 46.5 fantasy points this season (an average of 15.5 per game), are good enough to rank him 32nd overall and eighth among running backs. Smith is 55th overall and first among TEs after scoring 36.1 fantasy points (averaging 12.0 per game) so far this season. Davis' fantasy season so far has him ranked 90th overall and 26th among wide receivers with 26.6 points (8.9 per game).
Steelers vs Titans Betting Information
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Steelers Betting InsightsPittsburgh has a 2-1 record against the spread this year. This season, the Steelers have covered more games than they didn't when playing as 2.0-point or more favorites, finishing 2-1 ATS in those situations. This season, Pittsburgh's games have gone over the point total in two out of three opportunities.
Steelers Road TrendsPittsburgh hit the over in just 12.5% of its away games last year (one of eight opportunities). Steelers away games last season averaged 34.9 total points, 12.1 fewer than this contest's over/under (47.0). Pittsburgh put together an even 3-3-1 record against the spread on the road last year, and went 3-5 overall in away games. Last season, the Steelers went an even 1-1-1 ATS on the road when playing as at least a 2.0-point favorite.
Titans Betting InsightsTennessee has a losing 0-3 record against the spread. The Titans have a losing ATS record of 0-3 when playing as at least 2.0-point underdogs. Tennessee's games have hit the over in two out of three opportunities this season (66.7%).
Titans Home TrendsTennessee's record against the spread in home games last year was an even 3-3-1, and its record at home overall was 4-4. Last season, the Titans finished an even 2-2-1 ATS at home as at least a 2.0-point underdog. Tennessee hit the over in just five out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (62.5%). Titans home games last season averaged 48.8 total points, 1.8 more than this outing's over/under (47.0).
Additional InfoThe average point total in Steelers contests this year is 46, 1.0 fewer point than this game's over/under. The average over/under for Titans outings this season is 51.3, 4.3 more points than this game's point total. Pittsburgh's games have gone over 47.0 points two times this season 66.7% of matchups). Two of Tennessee's games have gone over 47.0 points this year (66.7% of matchups). The two teams combine to score 53.4 points per game, 6.4 more points than this matchup's over/under. These teams surrender a combined 44 points per game, 3.0 fewer points than this matchup's over/under.
Steelers: No Injuries Listed
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Last Updated on 2020-10-2 2:28 a.m. EDT