The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 1 NFL Picks: Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, August 8th, 1:00 ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
NFL Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -7 (42)
Titans vs. Steelers On TV: CBS
All season last year, the Pittsburgh had major problems along both of the lines of scrimmage. The Steelers really haven’t done anything to upgrade at either position. The offensive line might be a little better just based upon the fact that the squad has spent a year together, but we aren’t all that sure. The team has done nothing to try to figure out how to run the ball, and the pressure is going to be on QB Ben Roethlisberger to hit some receivers down the field. Without WR Mike Wallace, that could be problematic for sure.
Meanwhile, Tennessee could turn out to be one of the more improved teams from last season to this season. The team is going to commit to the running game this year with RB Chris Johnson, who is one of the most unheralded running backs at this point in the NFL. Remember that this team reworked its entire interior offensive line this year, and the key is clearly going to be to run the ball to take the pressure off of QB Jake Locker. If Tennessee can figure out how to do that, there is a real chance that it is going to pull off the upset here. We aren’t seeing Pittsburgh as a team that is going to ultimately contend for a spot in the playoffs this season when push comes to shove, and we think that the oddsmakers have vastly overrated the Steelers at this point.
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick: Tennessee Titans +7
Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers Score Prediction: Titans 20 – Steelers 17