The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-2 and the Tennessee Titans are 6-3. Each team is coming into the Week-11 Thursday Night Football game with a 4-game winning streak, yet the Steelers are big-time home favorites in this prime-time contest.
According to BookMaker, the Steelers have opened as 7-point favorites for the home game at Heinz Field. While this might seem like a lot, especially for a Steelers team that has struggled offensively for the entire season so far, it should be noted the home team typically gets a 3-point spread for home field advantage. Throw in the fact the Titans will be traveling on a short week and you start to understand the spread to this game.
Any way you look at this matchup, it’s tough to see Pittsburgh as a full touchdown favorite. Yes, the Steelers play better at home. Yes, Ben Roethlisberger is typically a lot better at Heinz Field vs. the road. And although many feel the visiting team is at a huge disadvantage on the short week, visiting teams are 6-4 on Thursday nights in 2017 to date.
If you aren’t a point-spread person, the OVER/UNDER line for this game is set at 43.5. It’s a very tough spread and line for this Steelers vs. Titans tilt on Thursday night in Week 11. So if you like the Steelers giving 7-points, a line which could shrink as the week progresses, you might want to head to the window and place your bet.