Titans vs. Steelers: Juicy prop bet to be had for Week 15

Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

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The Titans visit the scuffling Steelers in Week 15, and there’s a provocative prop bet out there for those wanting to watch Ryan Tannehill.

The Tennessee Titans have to be feeling a bit thankful they’re starting to get healthy again after enduring a notably tough stretch during the middle of the season.

Wide receiver Julio Jones is back after being out with an injury since Week 9. And there’s the hope he’ll soon be joined by fellow wideout A.J. Brown, who’s still on injured reserve along with running back Derrick Henry.

If all three somehow find themselves available for the postseason, it’ll be a massive boost for quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Standing in the way, however, are the 6-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers, who suffered a tough Thursday Night Football loss on the road to the Minnesota Vikings despite staging a valiant comeback. And while the mini bye week bodes well for head coach Mike Tomlin’s squad, on paper at least, Week 15 presents another opportunity for the Titans to showcase why they belong atop the AFC pecking order.

While the oddsmakers over at WynnBET list this game as a pick-em, admitting home teams usually are granted a three-point line lead anyway, there’s a provocative prop bet that could say a lot about how Sunday’s game at Heinz Field plays out.

Titans vs. Steelers prop betting: Ryan Tannehill passing yards in Week 15

Tennessee has valiantly tried to keep its run game afloat without Henry by thrusting running back D’Onta Foreman into the fray.

Foreman, who is averaging 4.4 yards per carry in five games played this season, might be able to take some advantage of a Pittsburgh defense allowing a league-worst 5.0 yards per carry this season.

But after being gashed by Vikings running back Dalvin Cook the previous week, one figures Tomlin and Co. will do whatever they can to shore up the Steelers’ run defense, putting more pressure on Tannehill to work his magic through the air.

He might have to.

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The prop bet in question from WynnBET is the over/under for Tannehill’s passing yards in Week 15, currently set at 216.5 yards. The moneyline is equally spread at minus-115 for both the over and under, making for a tricky prediction.

However, betting the over is intriguing here, especially with Jones back and having worked his way onto the field in last week’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Additionally, Pittsburgh ranks 14th in the league with 231.8 pass yards allowed per game, while Tannehill is averaging 228.1 pass yards per game.

It might be something of a low-scoring affair anyway, but don’t be surprised if Tannehill winds up generating some money by going over that mark.

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