Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Night Football I Ching Prognostication

Week 6: Steelers @ Titans +5.5
Hexagram 40: Revolution

All the obvious signs point to a big time Steelers win tonight. The Titans have suffered four blowout losses equally distributed around one crazy overtime win at home. Pittsburgh is coming off a close win over their instate rival and beginning to resemble the annual playoff contender they have consistently been in recent years.
There are more subtle factors though that lead me to believe that the Steelers will suffer a speed bump on their road to recovery. The short week undoubtedly hurts the older and more banged up Steelers. They got several key players last Sunday from injury, and less recovery time is not going to do them any favors in their ongoing struggle to get healthy. Tenessee's losses look a little less bad when you consider three of four were on the road and the other was against the Patriots.  The spread is in that Vegas zone between a field goal in a touchdown, which makes me think a lot of sharps are betting the home team which is keeping the spread down. Plus, whenever the public is so in favor of a visiting favorite, the home favorite has usually covered if not pulled the upset so far this season. I think the setting is ripe for another unexpected showing for the home favorite tonight.

1 comment:

  1. *i meant home underdog. Either way nailed the Titans pick.