Steelers vs. Titans Preseason Betting Odds: Big Ben Finally to See the Field
James Lang-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Ben Roethlisberger
Betting Odds: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4)
- Tennessee Titans Moneyline: +168
- Pittsburgh Steelers Moneyline: -197
- Over/Under: 45
- Kickoff: Aug. 25, 2018 – 4 p.m. ET
Marcus Mariota has had no issues with the Titans’ new-look offense, completing 6-of-10 passes for 122 yards with a 2-0 TD-INT ratio in just three preseason drives. He was seldom asked to throw much in Mike Mularkey’s run-heavy exotic-smashmouth scheme, but Mariota could flourish if new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur plays to the former No. 2 overall pick’s strengths.
Expecting Marcus Mariota to ball out with more play-action from new-Titans/ex-Rams OC Matt LaFleur
Mariota w/PA in 2017:
Y/A: 11.2 (1st)
Rating: 122.8 (1st)
TDs: 9 (T4th)
PA pass %: 23.5% (12th)
PA attempts: 100 (19th)
PA pass %: 29.1% (2nd)
PA attempts: 137 (T4th)
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) August 23, 2018
The under has dropped since opening at 45.5 behind 60% of public tickets, but Mike Tomlin confirmed that Ben Roethlisberger and the team’s healthy starters will suit up and reportedly play at least a few series on Saturday.
Big Ben’s infamous home/away splits have been well documented, and the Steelers have accordingly scored at least 24 points in 16 of their past 18 games at Heinz Field. The Steelers join the Saints as the only offenses to average at least six points more at home vs. on the road since 2015.