NFL Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Two hot teams meet when the Tennessee Titans (5-0), winners of five straight, square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0), who are on a five-game winning streak, on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Nissan Stadium. Pittsburgh is a 1.5-point underdog in the game. The over/under is set at 50.5.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, October 25, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: CBS Location: Nashville, TN Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Titans Players to WatchRyan Tannehill leads the team with 1,368 passing yards (273.6 yards per game) and has a 69.9% completion percentage this year (121-of-173) while throwing 13 touchdowns and two interceptions in five games. He also has 77 rushing yards on 15 carries with one touchdown, averaging 15.4 yards per game. Derrick Henry has taken 123 carries for a team-leading 588 rushing yards (117.6 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in five games. He's also caught eight passes for 84 yards (16.8 receiving yards per game). In five games in 2020, Jeremy McNichols has run for 86 yards on 16 carries (17.2 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns. This season, Jonnu Smith has 19 catches (on 29 targets) to lead the team with 234 yards (46.8 per game) while scoring five touchdowns in five games. Corey Davis' statline this year shows 15 catches for 206 yards and one touchdown over five games. He averages 41.2 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 19 times. Over five games in 2020, Adam Humphries has caught 21 passes on 26 targets for 200 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 40.0 receiving yards per game. Jeffery Simmons has collected a team-leading 2.0 sacks, while adding 3.0 TFL and 18 tackles over five games. In five games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Kenny Vaccaro has totaled 35 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and one sack and leads the team in tackles. Malcolm Butler has picked off two passes to lead the team while adding 33 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended five over games.
Steelers Players to WatchBen Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,178 yards while completing 69.1% of his passes (114-of-165), with 11 touchdowns and one interception in five games this year (235.6 yards per game). James Conner has churned out a team-high 369 rushing yards (73.8 yards per game) and scored four touchdowns in five games. He has added 12 catches for 83 yards (16.6 receiving yards per game). Benny Snell Jr. has 165 yards on 42 carries (33.0 ypg), with one rushing touchdown over the course of five games. This season, Chase Claypool has 17 catches (on 24 targets) to lead the team with 335 yards (67.0 per game) with four touchdowns in five games. JuJu Smith-Schuster has tacked on 23 catches for 194 yards and three touchdowns over the course of five games this year. He has been targeted 28 times and puts up 38.8 receiving yards per game. James Washington has caught 17 passes on 26 targets for 185 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 37.0 yards per game in five contests in 2020. Bud Dupree has 5.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also added 4.0 TFL and 14 tackles over five games. In five games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Mike Hilton has totaled 28 tackles, 5.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception and leads the team in tackles. Steven Nelson has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 17 tackles and three passes defended five in games this season.
Titans vs Steelers: Last 5 MeetingsPittsburgh has defeated Tennessee three times in the past five matchups. Pittsburgh has outpaced Tennessee 137 points to 100 in the past five games.
Titans vs Steelers: Last Five Meetings
When the Titans have the ball...The Titans have put an average of 32.8 points per game on the scoreboard this season, 14.0 more than the 18.8 the Steelers have surrendered in each contest. In games where Tennessee score at least 32.8 points this season, they have put together a record of 3-0. Pittsburgh is 2-0 this season in games where they allow fewer than 18.8 points. The Titans hold a 136.8-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Steelers defense this season (422 to 285.2). The Titans average 6.2 yards per play while the Steelers give up 4.9 per play. When the Tennessee offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 2-0 this season. When Pittsburgh allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average they are 2-0 this season. The Steelers have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 66.2 yards per game in 2020 compared to the 157.8 yards the Titans offense has averaged on the ground per contest. When Tennessee rushers gain at least a combined 157.8 yards, they have a record of 1-0 this season. This season, when the Pittsburgh defense allows opponents to pick up less than 66.2 yards on the ground, they are 2-0. This season, the Steelers have forced an average of 1.8 turnovers per game compared to the 0.6 times Titans have turned the football over in each contest. When Tennessee doesn't turn the football over this season they are 3-0. Pittsburgh's record this season when they force more than 1.8 turnovers: 4-0
When the Steelers have the ball...The Steelers rack up 31.2 points per game, six more than the Titans surrender per contest (25.2). Pittsburgh is 2-0 in games when it puts up at least 31.2 points. When Tennessee allows no more than 32.8 points, it has a 3-0 record. The Steelers rack up 51.8 fewer yards per game (358), than the Titans give up per contest (409.8). The Steelers average 5.4 yards per play, while the Titans allow 6.2 per play. When the Tennessee offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 6-3 last season. When Tennessee keeps its opponents to 409.8 yards or less, it has a 2-0 record. The Steelers rush for 136.8 yards per game, just 0.2 fewer yards per game than the 137 the Titans allow per outing. When Pittsburgh runs for at least 136.8 yards, it had a 2-0 record. When Tennessee holds its opponents to 137 rushing yards or less, it is 3-0. The Steelers turn the ball over just 0.8 times per game, one fewer turnover per game than the 1.8 the Titans force on average. Pittsburgh is 2-0 when it turns the ball over 0.8 times or less. When it forces 1.8 or more turnovers, Tennessee has a 3-0 record.
Titans Fantasy LeadersTannehill is 10th overall among all players and 10th among all QBs with 116.4 fantasy points (23.3 per game). Henry has racked up 103.2 fantasy points this year (20.6 per game), good enough to place him 17th overall and second among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. Smith is 82nd overall and third among TEs after scoring 53.4 fantasy points (averaging 10.7 per game) so far this season. A.J. Brown is working on the 132nd-ranked fantasy season (48th among wide receivers) with 35.7 fantasy points, averaging 11.9 per game.
Steelers Fantasy LeadersSo far this season, Tannehill is the No. 10 fantasy quarterback and the No. 10 fantasy player overall. He's scored 116.4 points and is averaging 23.3 per game. Claypool's 71.6 fantasy points this season (an average of 14.3 per game), are good enough to rank him 50th overall and eighth among wide receivers. Conner is averaging 13.8 fantasy points per game on the way to 69.2 total fantasy points. That makes him the 54th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 17th-ranked running back. Smith-Schuster is working on the 120th-ranked fantasy season (42nd among wide receivers) with 39.4 fantasy points, averaging 7.9 per game.
Titans vs Steelers Betting Information
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Titans Betting InsightsThis year, Tennessee is 2-3 against the spread. This season, the Titans are only 1-3 ATS when projected as at least 1.5-point favorites. The majority of Tennessee's games with a betting line -- four out of five opportunities -- have gone over the point total (80%).
Titans Home TrendsTennessee is 2-1 against the spread in home games this year, and is 3-0 overall at home. The Titans are 1-1 ATS at home when favored by at least 1.5 points. Tennessee has hit the over in 100% of its home games this year (three of three opportunities). The average point total in Titans home games this season is 66.3 points, 15.8 more than this contest's over/under (50.5).
Steelers Betting InsightsPittsburgh has compiled a 4-1 record against the spread this season. The Steelers are 4-1 ATS when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs. Pittsburgh's games have hit the over in three out of five opportunities this season (60%).
Steelers Road TrendsPittsburgh has not hit the over in a home game with a point total prop bet. This season, Steelers away games average 42 points, 8.5 fewer than this contest's over/under (50.5). Pittsburgh's record against the spread in away games this year is 1-0, and its record on the road overall is 1-0. This season, the Steelers are 1-0 ATS on the road when playing as at least a 1.5-point underdog.
Additional InfoTitans outings this year have an average total of 58, 7.5 more points than this game's over/under. Steelers outings this season have a 50-point average over/under, 0.5 fewer points than this game's point total. Tennessee's games have gone over 50.5 points four times this season 80% of matchups). One of Pittsburgh's games have gone over 50.5 points this year (20% of matchups). The teams combine to score 64 points per game, 13.5 more points than this matchup's over/under. These teams surrender a combined 44 points per game, 6.5 fewer points than this contest's over/under.
Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)Tennessee has gone 2-1 against the spread in its last three games while going 3-0 overall. In that span, Tennessee has gone over the point total in three of three opportunities (100%). The last three Titans games averaged 65.7 total points, 15.2 more points than this matchup's point total. Pittsburgh is 3-0 against the spread and is also 3-0 overall in its last three games. In that span, Pittsburgh has gone over the point total in two of three opportunities (66.7%). The last three Steelers games averaged 53.7 total points, 3.2 more points than this matchup's point total.
Titans: No Injuries Listed
Mike Hilton: Out (Shoulder),
Derek Watt: Out (Hamstring)
Last Updated on 2020-10-24 2:25 a.m. EDT