Titans vs. Steelers prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 9

A full betting preview for the NFL Week 9 edition of Thursday Night Football between the Titans and Steelers.
Oct 29, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis (8) and wide
Oct 29, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis (8) and wide / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans had a pleasant surprise on Sunday when their rookie quarterback, Will Levis, looked unbelievable against the Atlanta Falcons, throwing for 238 yards and four touchdowns hile leading them to a 28-23 win.

Now, they'll head to Pittsburgh on a short week to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Titans vs. Steelers odds, spread, and total

Titans vs. Steelers betting trends

  • The UNDER is 9-2 in the Titans' last 11 games
  • Titans are 0-6 straight up in their last six road games
  • The UNDER is 7-0 in the Titans' last seven games vs. AFC North opponents
  • Steelers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the Steelers' last five games
  • Steelers are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games when set as the favorite

Titans vs. Steelers injury reports

Tennessee Titans injury report

  • DeAndre Hopkings - WR - Questionable
  • Tyjae Spears - RB - Questionable
  • Anthony Kendall - CB - Questionable
  • Jeffrey Simmons - DT - Questionable
  • Roger McCreary - CB - Questionable

Pittsburgh Steelers injury report

  • Minkah Fitzpatrick - S - Out
  • Kenny Pickett - QB - Questionable
  • Damontae Kazee - S - Questionable
  • Levi Wallace - CB - Questionable

Titans vs. Steelers how to watch

  • Date: Thursday, November 2
  • Game Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Acrisure Stadium
  • How to Watch (TV): PRIME VIDEO
  • Tennessee Titans Record: 3-4
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Record: 4-3

Titans vs. Steelers key players to watch

Tennessee Titans

Will Levis: The rookie quarterback will once again get the start for the Titans on Thursday night, so we'll get a better idea if he's for real or if he is a one-game wonder. Not only did he throw for four touchdowns against the Falcons, but the throws he made were some of the best throws Titans' fans all season. We'll see if he can stand up against the pass rush of the Steelers.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Diontae Johnson: The Steelers wide receiver returned to the lineup and has immediately made a huge impact. Last week against the Jaguars, Diontae Johnson hauled in 8-of-14 targets for 85 yards. The Steelers offense has life as long as he stays healthy.

Titans vs. Steelers prediction and pick

In my opinion, the Steelers shouldn't be favored in this game. They enter Week 9 of the NFL season ranking 28th in Net Yards per Play at -1, well below the Titans who come in at 21st.

It's also worth noting the Steelers have had issues stopping the run all season. They're allowing 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks 27th in the league. That means the Titans shouldn't have much of an issue establishing the run, which is going to go a long way in taking the pressure of Levis' shoulders.

A lot of the Steelers' success this season has been their ability to force turnovers. They're averaging 2.1 takeaways per game, a mark that isn't sustainable for an entire season. I expect regression from them sooner rather than later.

I'm going to back the Titans and their rookie quarterback to at least keep this game within three points.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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