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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans: Point spread and line

 We begin our Sunday point spread and betting line preview of the NFL Week 16 with one of the most bet on game, the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans match-up. These two NFL teams have not met since early into the 2005 season, when the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3) beat the Tennessee Titans (12-2) by a wide margin, but judging from the spread and line posted on the Sunday game, times have changed. This season both the Steelers and the Titans are current leaders in their divisions, but neither team is out of the woods yet. The football game tomorrow, however, will ultimately decide which one of the two will secure division title. The Pittsburgh Steelers are being pressed by the Ravens, who are two games behind but statistically could give the Steelers run for their money and the Colts are just a game below the Titans, after beating Jacksonville on Thursday. But even if the Titans lose to the Steelers, they will have another chance, as the final season game will be indeed against Indianapolis.

 Taking all these factors into consideration, there is no surprise that the popular online sportsbook Bookmaker (official website) has listed the Steelers as the favorite team to win the Sunday match-up. Pittsburgh is currently sitting on a -130 line to win, while the Titans are underdog with short betting line +110. The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans point spread is currently set at -2 points chalk the Steelers with the total expected by the line makers at 34 points. For the point spread bettors, keep in mind that Pittsburgh is 5-0 against the spread  in its last 5 games on the road, while Tennessee is 5-1-1 against the spread in its last 7 games at home. The Steelers, however, are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games when playing the Titans. Also, the total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

 Surprisingly short is the list of injuries, considering how late into the season we already are. At Pittsburgh only defensive end Brett Keisel remains questionable for the Sunday football game against the Titans, while linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, along with safeties Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu, were all upgraded to probable. At Tennessee, however, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, defensive end Kyle VandenBosch and cornerback Cary Williams are all out for the Steelers vs. Titans game, but cornerback Chris Carr, defensive end Jevon Kearse and linebacker David Thornton were upgraded to probable for NFL Week 16 play.

 Published on 12/20/2008

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