NFL action resumes on Thursday night with an NFL Picks Week 6 meeting between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans. The two AFC rivals are scheduled to kick things off at 8:20pm ET on October 11th at LP Field in Nashville; the game will be broadcast live on the NFL Network. NFL Odds have the visiting Steelers listed as a -5.5 against the spread favorite while the game total is set at 43 points.
The Titans were a surprise 9-7 finisher a season ago, but it would appear they will not follow up on last season’s modest success. Through five weeks of play Tennessee is 1-4 and playing worse than any team in the league. Yes, the Browns are winless but Cleveland has been far more competitive than the Titans, losing by an average of 7.8 points per game compared to Tennessee’s 24 point average margin of loss.
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The Steelers have not looked like Pittsburgh teams of old or the recent past for that matter, but they are still significantly better than Tennessee. Hence, despite their 2-2 record, the Steelers are laying 5.5 points on the road Thursday night.
While Pittsburgh’s defense is banged up and a bit long in the tooth, it still ranks fifth in the league in yards per game allowed and it should have little difficulty thwarting an offensive attack that is generating an average of 305 yards and 17.6 points per game. Further, the Titans have contributed to their own demise as their dismal -6 turnover margin is better only than that of the Cowboys, Eagles, and Chiefs.
Tennessee, as bad as it has been, could be in line for its second cover of the season, though. Frankly, the Titans are due for a respectable performance and they have performed well enough as a home dog of late, posting a 5-3 ATS record in their last eight game catching points at home. Tennessee is also 5-1 against the spread in its last six games as a home dog with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points.
2012 NFL Picks Week 6 on Steelers vs Titans Line: Provided by Sportsbook.ag
Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 (-110), Over 43 (-110)
Tennessee Titans +5.5 (-110), Under 43 (-110)