Monday Night Football Betting Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans

Monday Night Football Matchup- Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans
Monday Night Football Betting Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans

Date/Time: Monday, November 17 – 8:30 PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

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NFL Betting Pointspread: Pittsburgh -6

Total: 45.5 points

These teams meet up in NFL betting action at LP Field in Nashville, which has not been kind to the Titans this season, as they have dropped all four games, both straight-up and against the football pointspread. The Titans, of course, will be going once again with rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who is not very mobile, and so he could have a difficult time dealing with a Pittsburgh game plan that will unquestionably include many blitzes. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has been known to be a pain in the neck on rookies, and that is the big challenge for Tennessee’s offense. If they can get something going on the ground, they might have an easier time beating the NFL betting odds as an underdog here, but they have rushed for only 97 yards per game. Mettenberger has a big arm, and Tennessee hopes to have tight end Delanie Walker in the lineup. Walker, who leads the team with 512 yards, was waiting to be cleared by the doctor, as per the NFL’s concussion protocol. If he can produce, he might be able to take advantage of the absence of Pittsburgh strong safety Troy Polamalu, a leader of the Steeler stop unit who will miss this game with a knee injury.

BetAnySports customers who have watched some of Tennessee’s games this year know that this team has had a difficult time keeping its offense on the field. When you can convert only 29.9% of your third-down opportunities, those aren’t opportunities anymore, but things to dread. Coach Ken Whisenhunt was hoping for something better when he came over from his offensive coordinator job with San Diego (he held the same position in Pittsburgh at one time). But Jake Locker was not his ideal kind of quarterback; he prefers a dropback kind of guy, and Mettenberger, considered a project by many NFL scouts, has been given the opportunity, now that Locker has been written off by the club (and also will be a free agent at season’s end). Apparently the Titans are willing to go through the growing pains, in the process of finding out whether Mettenberger could have a future with them. But NFL bettors may not want to pay the price for that; Tennessee has covered just two of its nine games this season against the football pointspread.


BetAnySports patrons should expect that Pittsburgh’s objective on offense will be to control the ball through the running game and set up downfield plays for Ben Roethlisberger, who is coming off a disappointing effort against the Jets, where he threw two interceptions after having six touchdown passes in back-to-back games the previous two weeks. He is still one of the NFL’s passing efficiency leaders, and unlike Mettenberger, he knows how to do those subtle things to avoid being sacked. He also knows how to dump the ball off to his running back, Le’Veon Bell, who has caught 55 passes in addition to his 747 rushing yards from scrimmage. The big gun, of course, is Antonio Brown, who has already topped 1000 yards receiving (1070, to be exact), but had a case of fumble-itis last week against the Jets, coughing the ball up twice.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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