Sportsbooks Predict The Titans Start Season 3-0 For The First Time In…Forever

Posted on September 23, 2020

The Tennessee Titans hit the road to play the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 27. If you plan on betting on the game, the Titans are a 2.5-point favorite going into their Week 3 matchup.

Tennessee Titans Week 2 recap

If the Titans’ first two games are any indication of how they might fare against the Vikings this Sunday, Tennessee could very well extend their record to 3-0. The Titans have not led the season with a 2-0 start since 2008.

Tennessee held off the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 with a 33-30 victory, though they still gave up 480 defensive yards to them.

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill logged 239 passing yards and four red zone touchdowns this past game. With six touchdowns so far in 2020, he is tied the most total touchdowns in the league.

Titans running back Derrick Henry rushed for 84 yards against the Jaguars last week. He leads the NFL with 64 carries so far this season.

Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski came through during crunch time once again, completing a 49-yard field goal with only 1:36 left in the game to seal the deal for his team.

Minnesota Vikings Week 2 recap

The first two weeks of the 2020 season were especially challenging for the Minnesota Vikings. Originally favorites in the NFC North, they are now ranked third in the division.

The Vikings lost 43-34 to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 and lost 28-11 against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.

Minnesota gave up 522 defensive yards to the Packers in Week 1 and 354 to Indianapolis in Week 2. The Vikings rank 29th in total yards allowed for the season.

Vikings Quarterback Kirk Cousins has an overall passer rating of 61.9, ranking near the bottom of all qualifying quarterbacks.

Where can Tennessee residents place bets?

Tennessee residents will be able to start placing bets within their state by Nov. 1. For the time being, residents can travel across the border into Mississippi to bet on the Titans.

DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM will likely be some of the first sportsbooks to launch in Tennessee. These operators all have similar odds for the Week 3 competition:

 SpreadMoneylinePoint Total
DraftKingsTEN -2.5, MIN +2.5TEN -130, MIN +115O/U 48.5
FanDuelTEN -2.5, MIN +2.5TEN -138, MIN +118O/U 48.5
BetMGMTEN -2.5, MIN +2.5TEN -138, MIN +118O/U 48.5

Against the spread (ATS) bets

In the last six games against Minnesota, Tennessee has gone 1-5 ATS. Additionally, neither Tennessee nor Minnesota have covered the spread in their last two games of the season.

Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in the previous six games. Tennessee went 7-3 ATS during the last 10 games of the 2019 season.

Over/under bets

The Titans averaged 24.9 points per game (PPG) during the 2019 season and surrendered 20.6 PPG. Minnesota averaged 24.6 PPG last season and surrendered 19.4 PPG.

Additionally, the total score has hit the over in 11 of  Tennessee’s last 15 games, suggesting the over will be a safe bet here as well.

The Vikings and Titans have only faced each other 14 times within each team’s history. As two teams that are so unfamiliar with each other, there are a good amount of unknowns heading into Sunday.

Tennessee Titans Super Bowl betting

FanDuel currently has the Titans as the 13th most likely team to win the Super Bowl, while DraftKings has them ranked 14th.

DraftKings’ current rankings are as follows:

  • BAL Ravens: +500
  • KC Chiefs: +500
  • NO Saints: +1,100
  • SEA Seahawks: +1,200
  • GB Packers: +1,600
  • DAL Cowboys: +1,800
  • PIT Steelers: +1,800
  • TB Buccaneers: +1,800
  • BUF Bills: +2,000
  • SF 49ers: +2,000
  • LA Rams: +2,200
  • NE Patriots: +2,200
  • ARI Cardinals: + 2,500
  • TEN Titans: +2,500

Tennessee Titans AFC South betting

Beginning the season as the third-best team in the AFC South, the Titans are now favored to win their division. 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: +250
  • KC Chiefs: +250
  • PIT Steelers: +900
  • BUF Bills: +1,000
  • NE Patriots: +1,100
  • TEN Titans: +1,200
  • IND Colts: +1,400

Titans Week 3 daily fantasy

Until sportsbooks go live in Tennessee, residents will not be able to partake in Tennessee Titans betting within the state’s borders. Nevertheless, residents still have the option of playing daily fantasy sports, which was legalized in the state in 2018.

DraftKings and FanDuel are two of the state’s most popular daily fantasy options. Each operator has a variety of NFL fantasy contests with millions of dollars’ worth of cash prizes at stake.

In Week 2, the Titans defense allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to running backs and seventh-most fantasy points to wide receivers.

Tannehill currently ranks at 23.1 fantasy points per game (FPPG) and has a salary of $5,900 on DraftKings. Derrick Henry sits at a salary of $7,800 and has a FPPG of 13.8 on DraftKings.

Titans wide receiver Corey Davis has had a strong start to the season, adding 101 receiving yards and a touchdown to his resume. He boasts an overall season grade of 80.4, putting him in 10th place among all receivers in the league. At a salary of $5,300, Davis could be a strong value pick this week.

Wide receiver A.J. Brown sat out of Week 2’s game due to a knee injury, and his health for Week 3 is still unknown. Brown’s health will determine the starting lineup for wide receivers this time around.

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