Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Preseason Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2018 NFL preseason betting season continues this weekend with a flurry of mildly interesting matchups. One team that has failed to live up to its preseason expectations are the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming off a 51-34 romping at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, the Steelers could use a win in this weekend’s Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers matchup to let their fanbase know things are still rolling along smoothly. But since Ben Roethlisberger recently underwent concussion protocol, should you place an online bet on Pittsburgh this weekend? Let’s check on the odds to find out.
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Saturday, August 25th
When: 4:00 pm ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Preseason Betting Odds:
Coming off a 9-7 season that saw Tennessee make the playoffs off a Wild Card berth, the Titans can’t wait to get the 2018 season started. Last year’s success has built up this team’s confidence, letting them know they have what it takes to make the postseason. However, last year’s playoff run ended in the Divisional Round where the New England Patriots beat the Titans 14-35. That lopsided loss forced Tennessee to part ways with Mike Mularkey, the man responsible for breaking the Titans’ 8-year postseason drought. Nevertheless, it’s clear the Titans were unhappy with their performance against the Pats.
Mike Vrabel is the man stepping in to fill the position. Vrabel is a 3-time Super bowl champion with the New England Patriots. However, the former player doesn’t have much coaching experience and it’s interesting to see Tennessee bring him on as the head coach. Albeit, he’s been a linebacker coach in the NFL since 2014, but this is a new level of responsibility.
Players to Watch: Marcus Mariota (3,232 passing yards, 13 TD, 15 INT), Derrick Henry (744 rushing yards, 5 TD, 1 F), and Delanie Walker (807 receiving yards, 3 TD, 2 F).
The Steelers turned in a 13-3 record last season to win another AFC North title. After a 1st round bye, Pittsburgh was eliminated in the divisional round by the Jacksonville Jaguars 45-42. Now the Steelers look to get the most out of what little time Roethlisberger has left in the league. However, Roethlisberger’s concussion scare earlier this month threw this team’s 2018 success into speculation. If for some reason Big Ben goes down, the Steelers will undoubtedly be hindered. And since their defense was rather shaky last season, you can expect this team’s season to go down the drain if Roethlisberger gets hurt. Considering he got banged up in a preseason practice, it wouldn’t be surprising to see an NFL linebacker giving it their all knock him out of the game.
Players to Watch: Ben Roethlisberger (4,251 passing yards, 28 TD, 14 INT), Le’Veon Bell (1,291 rushing yards, 9 TD, 2 F), and Antonio Brown (1,533 receiving yards, 9 TD, 101 REC).
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Predictions
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet NFL preseason games online take in this Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers matchup? All in all, it might be better to stick with the Titans here. They may be winless so far but Big Ben might still be banged up. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 28-21 Tennessee.