Free NFL Prediction: Titans vs Lions Odds
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(0-1) Tennessee Titans vs. Detroit Lions (1-0)
Date: Sunday September 18th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field- Detroit, Michigan
ATS Betting Lines: Lions -5.5
NFL Betting Total: 47
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The Tennessee Titans travel to Detroit, Michigan to take on the Detroit Lions for a week two matchup.
This is an important game for the Titans considering they are coming off a tough loss against Minnesota in week one.
This is also a big game for Detroit who can begin the season 2-0 after an 0-5 start in 2015.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET with QB Marcus Mariota getting the start for the Titans with Matthew Stafford opposing him.
Matthew Stafford was terrific in Sunday’s 39-35 win against the Indianapolis Colts. Stafford went for 340 passing yards and three touchdowns.
While many believed the quarterback’s play was going to dip as he will be without Calvin Johnson who retired unexpectedly. On Sunday afternoon it appeared that he was as good as ever.
The concern for the Lions is their defense and ground game. The Lions defense was truly exposed giving up 450 total yards against the Colts. Last season Detroit was 23rd in the league in points allowed (25 ppg).
If Detroit can move into the middle of the league and allow around 20-21 points they will surely be a threat to win a Wild Card spot.
Detroit has a poor ground game. The Lions are led by Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick two unproven running backs. Abdullah was highly touted coming out of Nebraska last year, but he struggled as a rookie at times.
The 23-year-old rushed for 597 yards as a rookie last season.
Tennessee is looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2008. In order for that to happen a few things must happen.
The first is that Mariota will have to play like he did at Oregon which seems nearly impossible considering how he dominated in college.
As a rookie last season Mariota was solid going for 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
The second key is that the defense must be on point.
The defense can’t play the way they did against Minnesota in their 25-16 loss. Minnesota won’t light up any scoreboard especially with Teddy Bridgewater out.
If the Titans can do these two things, they will have a shot at making the postseason but odds are they won’t shut anyone down.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The Titans are 15-36-4 ATS in their last 55 games overall.
- The Titans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
- The Titans are 5-21-3 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight up loss.
- The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- The Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf.
- The Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Detroit
The Lions have the capability of being an explosive offense even without a strong running back. Stafford is capable of putting up some big numbers, numbers that the Titans won’t be able to match.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 27 Tennessee 14
Take the Lions in a stress-free win as Stafford will light it up.
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