The Thursday NFL Picks highlight a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. These two old rivals renew their acquaintances on the NFL Network as the Steelers try to snap the dominance of home teams during mid-week games.
The home teams have won at an amazing rate on Thursday nights to include the victory by the St. Louis Rams over the Arizona Cardinals a week ago.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans odds: The Steelers opened up as six point favorites in this contest after a convincing win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Get all of the latest odds on all NFL games at BetOnline. Sign up at BetOnline the top-rated sportsbook to bet on football.Sign up today and get up to a $900 free play to bet on football!
The Steelers offense received a boost with the return of running back Rashard Mednenhall. The much-needed offensive threat looked healthy as a n ox running over the opposition and scoring a touchdown in his first game back. In Tennessee the running back situation is not as exciting.
The once proud and exciting running back Chris Johnson has been a shell of his former self. With only one great game this year, Johnson has called out his team in the media and the end result has been a stockpile of bad games. It looks as though it may continue against the Steelers on Thursday night.
The real edge in this game is the home field advantage. Teams that have a short week to prepare and travel have had a difficult time playing on Thursday night and tonight will be no different. In fact the Steelers have had difficulties winning of late on the road.
The Steelers are 0-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 road games and a mediocre 1-5 ATS in the last six games overall.
Matt Hasselbeck will be under center for the Titans and the savvy veteran will be able to move the ball and control the offense in this prime-time affair. The Titans are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
It may not be pretty, but the Titans keep this game close enough to take the points.