With Ryan Tannehill under center and league-leading rusher Derrick Henry in the backfield, the Tennessee Titans returned to the NFL playoffs last year. The Titans started the season on the right foot with five straight wins and finished the regular season at 11-5 – two games better than last year’s 9-7 – to win the AFC South.
Their reward for an improved record? A Wild Card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens and an early playoff exit.
Can the Titans return to the conference championship for the fourth time in their history? Or return to the Super Bowl like they did in 1999? With a lot of excitement surrounding Tennessee’s NFL franchise once again, here are the latest live odds on Titans football games plus betting trends, tips and some Titans history.
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.
NFL season is the busiest time of the year for legal sportsbooks, but they are more than up for the task. Oddsmakers will pay careful attention to each contest and fine tune the odds as the week progresses. Whenever you check out an upcoming slate, you’ll see a full listing of all games with odds for the main bet types like this:
Moneyline, point spread, and totals are the holy trinity of NFL betting. All three bet types bring in tons of action for each contest on the wagering menu. Odds come out early in the week and will stay active right up to kickoff. Here’s what you need to know about getting into the game with the big three.
When you’re getting ready to watch an NFL game, there’s a good chance you have an opinion on which side will win. The moneyline is a simple bet that lets you make the call on the outcome. Here’s how it’ll look:
Moneyline odds for favorites are negative and positive for underdogs. The range between the numbers indicates the perceived closeness of the matchup through the eyes of the sportsbook. The listed number will show you either how much you’ll win based on a $100 bet (underdog) or how much you’ll need to bet to get a return of $100 (favorite). Note: You do not need to bet $100. All bets are scaleable up or down.
Which side will cover? That’s a topic of debate all week long in the run-up to NFL games. Oddsmakers set a spread on each contest for bettors to analyze and wager on. Eg.:
You can choose the favorite minus the points or the underdog plus the spread. To win the bet, the side that you select has to cover the spread.
Is this going to be a high- or low-scoring game? If you can reasonably assess that question for NFL games, then you’re well on your way to being up to speed with Over/Under bets.
There will be an estimated number set by sportsbooks for each contest. Over bettors want the score to be higher than the number, while Under bettors are hoping for the opposite.
As a playoff team in three of the last four seasons, expectations are high in Tennessee. The pieces remain in place for the team to contend, but we’ll naturally have to wait and see what develops over the course of the season.
While last year’s Titans team made it to 11 regular season wins, the previous four seasons ended with matching records of 9-7.
Oddsmakers have the team projected in that range once again. They’re behind the Colts in the odds to win the AFC North, and in the mix of playoff contenders for an AFC crown and Super Bowl win.
The team has been solid on both sides of the ball in recent years, but some adjustments are coming on offense. Todd Downing takes over at offensive coordinator for the departing Arthur Smith, who accepted the head coaching gig with the Atlanta Falcons.
The shuttle from Atlanta to Nashville went in the opposite direction as well during the offseason. The Titans snagged WR Julio Jones from the Falcons via trade to further bolster the weapons at the disposal of QB Ryan Tannehill.
The club has a beast in the backfield in Derrick Henry, who checks in with pre-season MVP odds of +5000 in the MVP race at DraftKings, and +5000 for the same market at FanDuel. The defense under head coach Mike Vrabel has been solid in recent times, and more of the same is expected in 2021.
The schedule has a real daunting stretch from Week 6 through 10 in which the Titans have to face a playoff team from a season ago each week over that span. If they can navigate that correctly, continue humming on offense, and show even the slightest improvement on defense, then a 10+ win season and AFC North title could be in the cards.
As losers of the AFC title game at the end of the 2019 season, the Titans entered 2020 with their sights set on taking the next step in the evolution. A perfect start of 5-0 pointed to that being a distinct possibility, but the club came back to earth and dropped three of the next four to slide to 6-3.
Down the stretch, the club put it back together to close out the year winning five of the last seven to finish at 11-5. The pair of losses over that span served as red flags: a 6-point home loss to the Browns, and an embarrassing 40-14 defeat at the Packers.
Nonetheless, the team had the tiebreaker advantage over the Colts to snag the AFC North title from their foe with the matching record. Tennessee had a tall task in Week 1 with a visit from a Ravens team they knocked out of the postseason the previous year.
The memory was fresh for Baltimore, and they managed to exit Nashville with a hard-fought 20-13 win. A one-and-done postseason was a big disappointment for the Titans, but the club still has the talent to be in the thick of things in the AFC moving forward.
As defending AFC South champions, the Titans have a pretty challenging schedule up ahead. Beyond the usual clashes with division foes, playoff teams like the Bills and Steelers are also on the menu. Here’s a complete look at how this year’s schedule shapes up for Tennessee (All times ET).
|1||Sept. 12 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Arizona Cardinals||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19 (Su)||4:25 p.m.||at Seattle Seahawks||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Indianapolis Colts||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at New York Jets||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Jacksonville Jaguars||CBS|
|6||Oct. 18 (Mo)||8:15 p.m.||vs. Buffalo Bills||ESPN|
|7||Oct. 24 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Indianapolis Colts||CBS|
|9||Nov. 7 (Su)||8:20 p.m.||at Los Angeles Rams||NBC|
|10||Nov. 14 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. New Orleans Saints||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Houston Texans||CBS|
|12||Nov. 28 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at New England Patriots||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Pittsburgh Steelers||CBS|
|16||Dec. 23 (Th)||8:20 p.m.||vs. San Francisco 49ers||NFL|
|17||Jan. 2 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||vs. Miami Dolphins||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9 (Su)||1:00 p.m.||at Houston Texans||CBS|
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 (also see above) 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 Titans prop or team bets are available.
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.
During the years prior to Marcus Mariota and Ryan 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:
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.