Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 11-2-23 NFL Week 9 Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds-

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 11/2/23 – In a much-anticipated Week 9 face-off, the Tennessee Titans will clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday evening. With the Titans standing at 3-4 and the Steelers at a slightly better 4-3, both teams are looking to inch closer to the top of their respective divisions. As both teams prepare for this vital contest, let’s delve into the analysis and NFL expert free picks for the match-up.

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Date & Time: Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 8:15 PM ET

Location: Acrisure Stadium


Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 11/2/23 Betting Odds

Titans+150+2.5 (-102)37.5 over (-111)
Steelers -170-2.5 (-110)37.5 under (-111)

Tennessee Titans Analysis

On offense, the Tennessee Titans have shown glimpses of brilliance but been limited by an inconsistent passing game. Ryan Tannehill, their veteran quarterback, boasts an average completion percentage of 62% and average of 181 passing yards per game while also posting an unfavorable touchdown to interception ratio (2:6). Derrick Henry has performed consistently with an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 70.8 total rushing yards per game, placing even greater strain on their offensive unit. However, for the Titans to pose a real threat against the Steelers they will require a more balanced offensive approach. Led by DeAndre Hopkins who has yet to reach the end zone this season. Hopkins contributes in terms of yardage but to turn drives into points it needs key playmakers making significant impacts in red zone playmaking situations.

Defensively, the Titans have displayed vulnerabilities when playing away from home. Their recent road record of 0-6 against AFC opponents should raise some alarm bells; their scoring average against them has averaged over 20 points per game and the line has struggled to generate consistent pressure resulting in less-than-ideal conditions for their secondary. If they want a fighting chance against Pittsburgh Steelers their defensive unit must find ways to disrupt Pittsburgh’s offensive rhythm and force turnovers which give their offense more opportunities to score goals.

Tennessee Titans Analysis

Kenny Pickett has led the Pittsburgh Steelers offense with remarkable resilience and balance this year, boasting an astounding 60.9% completion rate and 209.5 average passing yards per game average. His 5:4 touchdown to interception ratio signals his maturity and command over the game, while Najee Harris-led Pittsburgh ground game has proven solid and balanced offensive attack. Harris has averaged an impressive 3.9 yards per carry and his ability to convert key first downs has been key in Pittsburgh. But George Pickens has truly stood out in their receiving corps, amassing 500 receiving yards at an amazing 18.5 average reception rate – his big play ability adding another dimension to their offense and keeping opposing defenses guessing.

Pittsburgh has been impressive on defense, particularly at home. Over their last five games they have kept the total score under, indicating a strong defensive structure. Their ability to stifle Tennessee Titans offense, especially their run game will be vital in this match-up; as evidenced by betting trends. Pittsburgh has demonstrated success against AFC opponents; they hope this streak continues against Derrick Henry and his Titans run game, however stopping Henry is crucial for controlling tempo of game and ultimately winning at Acrisure Stadium.

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Against the Spread

The Titans’ betting trends do not inspire confidence. Their recent record suggests they’ve struggled to hit the over and have been inconsistent in straight-up games, especially on the road and against AFC opponents. This trend is further accentuated when playing in Pittsburgh, where they are 1-5 SU in their last six games.

On the other hand, Pittsburgh has been a good bet recently, with an 8-3 record ATS in their last 11 games. Moreover, the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games, showing their matches tend to be low-scoring affairs.

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Steelers -170

Their superior form and the Titans’ recent struggles, especially on the road, tilt the balance in their favor.

Spread: Steelers -2.5 (-110)

Given the Titans’ recent form and Pittsburgh’s home advantage, it’s likely the Steelers will cover the spread.

Total: 37.5 under (-111)

Both teams’ recent trends suggest a low-scoring game, especially with Pittsburgh’s strong defense and the Titans’ offensive struggles.

Predicted Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Tennessee Titans 13

In conclusion, while both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, the Steelers seem to be in a better position, especially playing at home. Their recent form and the Titans’ struggles make them a more reliable pick for Canadian sports betting enthusiasts.