With Ryan Tannehill under center and league-leading rusher Derrick Henry in the backfield, the Tennessee Titans are coming off of one of the most successful seasons in franchise history.
Last year, the Titans started just 2-4, but finished the regular season 9-7. The Titans then upset the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs to make the AFC Championship game. If you had bet the Titans as an underdog in either game, you would have done well.
In their next playoff game, the Titans had a lead against the favored Kansas City Chiefs, though they ultimately fell to the eventual Super Bowl champions. If you had bet the Titans to make the AFC Championship game before the season started, you would have done even better.
It was the third time in Tennessee’s history the team made the conference championship, marking one of the Titans’ best seasons since making the Super Bowl themselves in 1999. With a lot of excitement surrounding Tennessee’s NFL franchise, here is your NFL betting guide to Titans football in 2020-21.
Here’s a look at the best odds for this week’s Titans game directly from the top TN online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to jump directly to the online sportsbook and claim your free bets/make your bet.
After last year’s incredible run to the AFC Championship, what are the odds the Titans will return this year? Or go one step further and play for the NFL Championship in Super Bowl LV? See the best Titans odds at the state’s online sportsbooks in real-time below and bet on the Titans at DraftKings, FanDuel or BetMGM.
If the Titans have a shot at the Super Bowl this year, RB Derrick Henry will be the difference maker. While MVP typically goes to a QB (and Ryan Tannehill isn’t totally out of the picture here), Henry is the Titans’ star. See the best odds on Henry each week at TN online sportsbooks here.
All times ET.
|1||Sept. 14 (M)||10:10 p.m.||at Denver Broncos||W 16-14|
|2||Sept. 20 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||W 33-30|
|3||Sept. 27 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Minnesota Vikings||W 31-30|
|5||Oct. 13 (Tues) (Postponed from Oct. 11)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Buffalo Bills||W 42-16|
|6||Oct. 18 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Houston Texans||W 42-36|
|7||Oct. 25 (Su) (Postponed from Oct. 4)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||L 27-24|
|8||Nov. 1 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Cincinnati||L, 31-20|
|9||Nov. 8 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Chicago Bears||W, 24-17|
|10||Nov. 12 (Th)||8:20 p.m.||vs. Indianapolis Colts||L, 34-17|
|11||Nov. 22 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Baltimore Ravens|
|12||Nov. 29 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Indianapolis Colts|
|13||Dec. 6 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Cleveland Browns|
|14||Dec. 13 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Jacksonville Jaguars|
|15||Dec. 20 (Su)||TBD||vs. Detroit Lions|
|16||Dec. 27 (Su)||8:20 p.m.||at Green Bay Packers|
|17||Jan. 3 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Houston Texans|
Tennessee online sportsbooks and betting apps offer a wide variety of ways to bet on Tennessee Titans games, from simple moneyline bets, to win or lose outright, or more exotic props and parlays. Standard bets include:
Several of the more popular futures bets involving the Tennessee Titans are listed above.
There are other player props involving the Tennessee Titans as well. You can bet on either running back Derrick Henry or quarterback Ryan Tannehill to be the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. You can also bet on new cornerback Kristian Fulton to be the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Spend some time with the sportsbook to see what other bets are available.
Now that the season is on, don’t forget that live betting or in-game betting is available as well while you watch the Titans play.
The NFL is great for live betting. The pace of play and regular breaks in the action give bettors lots of chances to bet on what will happen on the next play or other outcomes for which the odds and lines are adjusted as the game goes along.
In game betting creates an immersive experience, offering fans unprecedented game interaction. Lines and odds will shift during integral moments in a game, such as after a strong play or points scored. Consequently, some odds are only available for a minute at a time.
Although live betting data is updated in real time, action can change within seconds. This leaves room for bettors to take advantage of an array of in-game occurrences before odds makers have time to readjust the numbers.
Whereas historical sports betting relies on computer algorithms and static analytics, in-game betting rewards a bettor’s intuition. Bettors must determine where the value exists and capitalize on the opportunity before it dissolves.
Moneyline, point spread and game total lines, which are typically fairly stagnant, change widely in live betting. Maybe the moneyline for the next Titans game was at -250 before kickoff. Moneyline odds might move to -350 if Tennessee scores an early touchdown.
Conversely, odds may fall to -150 if they sink into an early deficit, which would be prime wagering time for bettors anticipating a comeback.
An over/under set at 53.5 before kickoff could shift to 48.5 during halftime if the score is only sitting at 16-7. This could be the ideal time to wager on the over if a specific incumbent team is known for stronger second half scoring.
Some sportsbooks will go so far as to allow prop bets on the outcome of plays. Bettors can wager on the potential for:
These types of bets call for maximum engagement, as the betting window is particularly small.
To in-game bet on the Titans, register and download your sportsbook apps before kickoff. You can find iOS download instructions here, and Android instructions here. Much like pre-game NFL betting, some sportsbooks will post better live odds than others. Transitioning between books – aka shopping for lines – is key.
When betting the Tennessee Titans this year, one factor to keep in mind is how coach Mike Vrabel likes to run a ball-control offense that emphasizes the ground game. That was one big reason why Derrick Henry had more rushing attempts (303) and rushing yards (1,540) than any other RB in the league.
Yet, Ryan Tannehill actually led the NFL in QB passer rating for the year after taking over as the Titans starter in Week 7. The Tennessee team showed themselves to be capable of putting up points while also being adept at protecting leads and shortening the game, when needed.
Here are a few other Titans trends from 2019-20 to consider:
Last year, Marcus Mariota began as the Titans’ quarterback. But once Ryan Tannehill took over in Week 7, the veteran had a stellar season. Tannehill threw 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions while maintaining a better than 70% completion rate.
During the years prior to Mariota and Tannehill, the Titans struggled mightily at quarterback. Here are the regular season statistics for the Tennessee Titans’ primary starting QBs over the last decade.
|Player||Games Started||Completions||Attempts||Comp. %||Yards||TD||INT|
There were a number of great Houston Oilers whose careers preceded the franchise’s move to Nashville. Some of those players include Elvin Bethea, Earl Campbell, and Warren Moon. However, when it comes to the best players in Titans history, most if not all of these five would likely appear on most fans’ lists:
Fans can watch the Titans in various ways, including streaming live via the NFL app. ESPN airs Monday Night Football.
Thursday Night Football games are shown on the NFL Network and in most cases via FOX and Amazon Prime Video. If you want to see every single game involving every team, you can purchase the season-long NFL Sunday Ticket or NFL Game Pass through your satellite or cable provider.
Meanwhile, those in Tennessee can always watch the games broadcast over local television. CBS airs AFC regional games on Sundays, FOX carries Sunday games with NFC teams, and NBC airs Sunday Night Football. Local affiliates in TN include:
Following last year’s successful campaign ending with two playoff wins and an AFC Championship appearance, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Titans heading into 2020.
Most pundits are predicting either Indianapolis or Tennessee will win the AFC South. Theoretically, Tennessee has one of the easier schedules in the NFL this year. Of course, as we all know, circumstances can change quickly once the season gets started. Some games on the schedule might appear easy wins before the season starts, but those same games can turn out to be much tougher contests when they actually arrive.
When it comes to Tennessee Titans betting, here are three players whose performance in 2020 will have a big impact on the team’s success:
The Titans play in Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ryan Tannehill is the current starting quarterback for the Titans. Mike Vrabel has been the head coach since 2018.
KSA Industries owns the franchise, with Amy Adams Strunk as the controlling owner. One of 10 women owners of NFL franchises, Strunk is well-liked among Titans fans who sometimes call her “Team Mom.”
In just the third year after the franchise moved from Houston, Tennessee, the Titans played in Super Bowl XXXIV at the conclusion of the 1999-20 season, losing 23-16 to the St. Louis Rams in a thriller.