PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS. TENNESSEE TITANS
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NFL AFC betting action comes to you on Sunday, September 19th from LP Field in Nashville, TN where the Titans will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers; kickoff is set for 1:00 ET. The L/2 meetings in this series has seen the home team win both times. Back in 2008, the Titans won 31-14 as 3-point underdogs; 2009 saw the Steelers win 13-10 as 6-point chalk.
Point Spread: Oddsmakers have HC Jeff Fisher’s Titans listed as 5-point favorites with the game ‘total’ set at 37.
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Pittsburgh is coming off a thrilling 15-9 overtime victory over the Falcons at Heinz Field as 2-point underdogs. RB Rashard Mendenhall accumulated 120 yards on the ground, which included the 50-yard game-winning score in overtime. The 23 combined points saw the Steelers and Falcons play to the ’under’ in a hard fought battle. QB Dennis Dixon threw for 236 yards and an INT while completing 18-of-26 passes. Hines Ward led all WR’s with six receptions for 108 yards. On defense, Troy Polamalu picked off Matt Ryan once while Bryant McFadden had 15 total tackles to lead the defense.
Tennessee is riding high after last week’s 38-13 “throttling“ of the Raiders. MVP candidate, RB Chris Johnson paced the ground attack with 176 yards and two TD’s including a 76-yard dash to the end zone. Rookie RB Javon Ringer added a TD run. QB Vince Young was efficient completing 13-of-17 tosses for 154 yards, 1 TD and ended up with a passer rating of 142.8; he also coughed up the ball once. Nate Washington led all WR’s with three receptions, 88 yards and a score. TE Bo Scaife also hauled in a Vince Young TD pass. FS Michael Griffin led the Titans defensive attack with 12 total tackles and a fumble recovery. SS Chris Hope added an interception.
Some betting trends to take into consideration for this match-up are: Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU & 6-1 ATS when dogged the L/3 seasons. In games played on grass in that span, they’ve won 22 of their L/32 SU but gone just 15-16 ATS. The Titans have gotten the job done for their betting backers when favored cashing a sensational 18 of 25 times SU & 14 of 23 ATS. They’re also a solid 5-3 SU & 6-2 ATS in September games dating back to the 2007 season.
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