The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to open the season 4-0 for the first time since the 1979 season as they travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans. With the Titans also entering the game at 3-0, both teams are looking for a signature win early in the season as the combined record of their opponents thus far is 1-17. But as Coach Tomlin has stated before, all a team can do is face the team on their schedule for that week.
But will the Steelers face the Titans this week? With the status of Sunday’s game up in the air due to the Covid situation in Tennessee, we still aren’t sure how the NFL will handle the scheduling of the game. But until something changes, we here at BTSC will push forward as if the game will take place as scheduled until we are informed otherwise.
Can the Steelers continue their impressive run defense against the likes of Derrick Henry? Will this Steelers continue with their own success at running the ball?
When it comes to the betting lines for Sunday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com.
Game Info: Week 4
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans
Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Betting line: -1.5
Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 40-17 vs Titans
Win streak: 2 game PIT
Last 3 Meetings: PIT 2 - 1 TEN
Last 10 Meetings: PIT 6 - 4 TEN
The opening line on the game was at +2 when the schedule was released in May. Even though both teams have not lost in 2020, the line has moved enough in favor of the Steelers to turn them from underdogs to favorites.
Being favored on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -125 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 4/5 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Titans would have a payout of $36 ($16 plus the original $20 bet). The Titans have a current moneyline of +105, or 21/22 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Tennessee to win straight up would have a payout of $41 ($21 pus the original $20 bet) .
According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games against an AFC opponent as well as being 6-1 straight up the last 7 times they faced a team from the AFC South. The Steelers also have gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games in Tennessee but have gone UNDER the in 8 of their last 9 road games.
If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 15/1 to 20/1. They have odds to win the AFC Championship of 9/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 21/10 odds behind Baltimore at 10/19 odds. The Browns are next at 15/2 odds with Cincinnati coming in at the bottom at 100/1 odds to win the AFC North.