The Titans return to their home stadium in Nashville, Tennessee for a matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 20. If you are betting on the game, sportsbooks see the Tennessee Titans as the favorite heading into the matchup.
Tennessee Titans’ Week 1 recap
Tennessee enters Week 2 with an away victory over the Denver Broncos under their belt. The Titans might have walked away with a larger win had it not been for kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s three missed field goals and extra point.
Nevertheless, Gostkowski pulled himself together when it mattered most, acing the final field goal attempt to lock in a victory for the Titans.
The Jaguars are coming off a surprising win of their own against the Indianapolis Colts, although they still managed to give up 445 defensive yards during the game. They also incurred six penalties during their 27-20 win.
However, this is minimal compared to their 11 penalties during a loss to Tennessee last November.
In their previous showdown, the Titans crushed the Jaguars with a 42-20 defeat at Nissan Stadium as QB Ryan Tannehill manned the helm.
Last season’s game marked the sixth straight win for the Titans in Tennessee against Jacksonville. Additionally, Mike Vrabel’s Tennessee has won 20 of the past 27 games played at Nissan Stadium.
Where can Tennessee residents place bets?
Sportsbooks around the country have plenty of betting options for the Titans. Once the first online books launch in Tennessee, they’re certain to have options of their own.
Until then, Tennessee residents will have to travel out of state to wager on the Titans. As of now, the only state surrounding Tennessee that offers a legal sports betting option is Mississippi.
Tennessee legalized online sports betting in 2019, but digital sportsbooks won’t be functional in the state until Nov. 1. After that, people will be able to place online bets anywhere within state borders.
These three sportsbooks, who will likely be some of the first to launch in Tennessee, have odds posted for Week 2:
|DraftKings||JAG +8.5, TEN -8.5||JAG +310, TEN -390||O/U 42.5|
|FanDuel||JAG +8.5, TEN -8.5||JAG +310, TEN -390||O/U 42.5|
|BetMGM||JAG +8. TEN -8||JAG +320, TEN -400||O/U 41.5|
While sports betting isn’t live just yet in Tennessee, bettors can still partake in a sportsbook promotion. Before launching, DraftKings is letting users sign up and claim a free bet. Details here.
Against the spread (ATS) bets
The Jaguars have a less than impressive history facing the Titans. Originally 11-point favorites at most sportsbooks, the Titans are now sitting around -8.5.
Tennessee is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 contests between the Jaguars and Titans. Additionally, Tennessee went 7-3 ATS during the last 10 games of the 2019 season.
Tennessee has won and covered the spread in five out of their last six games against Jacksonville. The Jaguars are 3-6 ATS in their past nine overall games.
Sitting at 42 points, this is one of the lowest Over/Unders of any game this week. Last season, the total score hit the over in 10 out of 13 Tennessee games.
The Jaguars averaged 18.8 points per game (PPG) last season, though they surrendered 24.8 PPG. The Titans, on the other hand, averaged 24.9 PPG and only gave up 20.6 PPG.
Titans rusher Derrick Henry will be a deciding factor for the total score in this upcoming game. Henry rushed for 116 yards against the Broncos last week.
During Tennessee’s last meeting with the Jaguars, Henry rushed a massive 159 yards and scored twice. In eight games against the Jaguars since 2016, he has made nine touchdowns and rushed for 714 total yards.
Additionally, both team’s quarterbacks have had success in the red zone recently.
Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew went an astonishing 19-for-20 in passes against the Colts last week. Of those passes, three were touchdowns. Out of 60 total passes inside the 20-yard line during Minshew’s budding career, 18 of those were touchdowns.
Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill was the top-rated red zone quarterback in the NFL last year. He threw two touchdowns in the red zone against the Broncos last week.
Tennessee Titans Super Bowl betting
The Titans currently have the 11th best odds of winning the Super Bowl according to both DraftKings and FanDuel. FanDuel’s current rankings are as follows:
- KC Chiefs: +550
- BAL Ravens: +550
- NO Saints: +1,000
- SF 49ers: +1,200
- DAL Cowboys: +1,600
- SEA Seahawks: +1,600
- TB Buccaneers: +1,700
- NE Patriots: +2,200
- PIT Steelers: +2,200
- BUF Bills: +2,400
- TEN Titans: +2,500
Tennessee Titans AFC South betting
DraftKings Sportsbook has Tennessee as the sixth most likely team to win the AFC Championship and make their way to Super Bowl LV.
- BAL Ravens: +275
- KC Chiefs: +275
- NE Patriots: +1,000
- PIT Steelers: +1,000
- BUF Bills: +1,050
- TEN Titans: +1,050
- IND Colts: +1,600
The Titans have a long road ahead of them if they want a chance at the Super Bowl. Judging by last season’s success, however, that road is manageable.
Titans Week 2 daily fantasy
Daily fantasy, which has been legal in Tennessee since 2018, might be the best option for Tennessee-based bettors for the time being.
DraftKings and FanDuel are two of the most popular daily fantasy operators in the state. Both operators are running a variety of NFL fantasy contests with millions of dollars’ worth of prizes.
These contests work by giving players a fixed salary to spend creating a lineup of players from around the league. Player prices vary based on skill level and current rankings.
For example, Tannehill’s salary on FanDuel jumped from $5,900 in the first week to $7,000 going into the second. Similarly, Derrick Henry’s $7,800 salary increased to $8,300.
With the season going as well as it already has, selecting Titans players for your daily fantasy lineups could result in some serious winnings.