Thursday Night Football (00:15 Friday morning UK time) sees the Pittsburgh Steelers welcome the Tennessee Titans to the Acrisure Stadium.
The Steelers are 2-2 at home so far season but are looking to bounce back from defeat against Jacksonville last week, while Tennessee are yet to win on their travels this term but come into this match off the back of a victory over Atlanta.
Pat Freiermuth will be absent for the hosts here, while defensive backs Levi Wallace and Minkah Fitzpatrick continue to recover from foot and hamstring injuries respectively.
Running back Anthony McFarland Jr. (knee), defensive tackle Cam Heyward (groin), quarterback Kenny Pickett (ribs), and DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) are all day-to-day, but Thursday’s encounter may come too soon.
As for the Titans, defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth is out for this clash, while defensive back Roger McCreary (hamstring), tight end Josh Whyle (concussion), offensive lineman Chris Hubbard (concussion), and quarterback Ryan Tannehill (ankle) are day-to-day.
Pittsburgh are favourites on the money line at 20/29, and the Titans are 6/5 to claim the victory.
The Steelers are also 2.5-point spread favorites at 20/23, while Tennessee are 20/21 to cover.
Tennessee Titans to win @ 6/5
Tennessee have suddenly found life after suffering back-t0-back defeats against the Colts and Ravens.
First-choice QB Ryan Tannehill went down with an ankle injury in the defeat to Baltimore in London, and instead of pressing the panic button, the Titans looked to the future last week by handing Will Levis his first start, who threw for four touchdowns in one of the best rookie quarterback debuts ever.
The offense was clicking as they dismantled a strong Atlanta defense 28-23 – and Levis is set to take the reigns once more against the Steelers, who could be without their first-choice QB Kenny Pickett.
Pickett sustained a rib injury in Pittsburgh’s 20-10 defeat against the Jaguars, and backup Mitch Trubisky failed to impress, throwing two interceptions in the loss.
There’s some momentum behind Tennessee heading into this one, and with odds-against value, I think it’s worth backing them.
Under 36.5 points @ 10/11
For all the praise being heaped on Will Levis, he is still a rookie and, naturally, he’ll make mistakes.
In addition, all of the Titans’ wins this season have come at home, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Levis can replicate his impressive debut on the road.
Pittsburgh’s offense has been more than a tough watch for the majority of the season – averaging 16 points per game – 30th in the NFL.
I’m taking the under on the points total here.
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