The NFL betting season is relatively short when compared to other professional sports, but that’s part of what makes it so entertaining. Every game is important, and a poor run of form can mean the difference between being a playoff team and one who misses out entirely. If you look at both conferences right now, you will clearly see that the NFC is home to the hottest teams in the league, but as we enter Week 11, you have to wonder if they are all peaking a little too early.

The Tennessee Titans are on a 4-game winning streak after taking out Cincinnati over the weekend, but they are winning games in the tightest way imaginable, with 3 and 4-point margins being their current MO. This week, they will head to Pittsburgh to face a Steelers team that is not playing as well as we all thought they would, but which has still managed to put together a 7-2 record that has them in total control of the AFC North. This is one of the better match-ups on the Week 11 NFL calendar, and it’s the Steelers who are an early 7-point favorite in the NFL betting odds for this match.

Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Info:

When: Thursday, November 16 at 8:30 PM EST
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
TV:
NBC

Why Bet on the Tennessee Titans

Tennessee has had some practice ahead of this game, as their last 3 opponents have all come from the AFC North. The fact that they have been able to go 3-0 in those games should perhaps be a sign that they are ready to head into Pittsburgh and spring the upset. What is perhaps a little more alarming, though, is the nature of those wins. Each of the 3 games was tight, defensive battles that were decided by 4 points or less, which is not that impressive when you look at how Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati have played this season.

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A win is a win, though, and the Titans are now on top of the AFC South with a 6-3 record, neck, and neck with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans are 2-2 SU on the road this season and are just 1-3 ATS. They are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games in Pittsburgh but are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 overall versus the Steelers.

Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers

Given the level of talent on this Steelers team, we all thought that they were going to come out and be a dominant force on offense, but that is not how things have played out. Big Ben has not looked at his best, and some of the best offensive performances have been put in by the youngest player in the league, JuJu Smith-Schuster.

On a positive note, the young Steelers defense has been very solid, and if the offense ever comes around and starts holding up their end of the bargain, this is going to be a team that is very tough to beat. The good news for the Steelers is that 5 of their final 7 games of the season will be at home, which should give them the opportunity to lock up the division, sooner rather than later. The Steelers are 2-1 SU and ATS at home this season. They are also 6-1 SU in their last 7 at Heinz Field.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that the Titans have ridden their luck a little over the past few weeks, while the Steelers will be looking to put in a much better performance than they did in their come from behind win over the Colts last Sunday. That all adds up to a dominant win for the Steelers on home turf in prime time.

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