Free NFL Prediction: Titans vs Buccaneers
Week 1 NFL betting sees the Tennessee Titans taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday September 13th at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Tennessee Titans (0-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0)
Date: Sunday September 13th
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida
ATS Betting Lines: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: Buccaneers -170
NFL Betting Total: 41.5
This is the game that all eyes will be on as it is the debut of the #1 overall pick vs the #2 overall pick. Jameis Winston hosts Marcus Mariota and the Titans to get the football season started down in Florida.
Kickoff is slated for 4:25 PM ET, and the spotlight couldn’t be any brighter for these two young QBs. With preseason performances that were on both sides of the spectrum, fans and bettors alike want to see these kids in a real situation.
The Titans said goodbye to their former “team savior” QB Jake Locker this offseason as they drafted Marcus Mariota into the same role.
This is a team that seems to have been perpetually rebuilding ever since their Super Bowl run in 1999. I don’t know how well this team will do this year, but I do know that Mariota and Bishop Sankey are no Steve McNair and Eddie George.
Rebuilds tend to take time, so I don’t really see this team making a playoff push anytime soon, but I do think they can handle the Buccaneers in Week 1.
The Titans do have some players with potential this year in LB Brian Orakpo, WR Kendall Wright and WR Justin Hunter, so there is a good foundation for Coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As the preseason showed, the Bucs have a lot of work to do to get their offensive line capable of protecting their new star. Winston was rushed, knocked down, chased and sacked more than Coach Lovie Smith would’ve liked in those four games.
It may be a long season this year for fans in Tampa, but if they can get through year one without a major injury to Winston, it will be looked at as a solid win for this organization.
A healthy Doug Martin could help keep the pressure off of Winston, who has some good targets in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.
All in all though, I think it’s a safe bet to not bet on the Bucs very often this year. Maybe you can get some favorable spread options, but the over/under is all I would touch in this game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Titans are 15-33-4 ATS in their last 52 games overall
- Titans are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games
- Buccaneers are 2-8 all time against the Titans
- Buccaneers last made the playoffs in 2007
- TEN are 4-16-2 ATS in their last 22 games on grass.
- TEN are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 1.
- TEN are 15-33-4 ATS in their last 52 games overall.
- Under is 9-1 in TB last 10 games overall.
- Under is 13-3 in TB last 16 games on grass.
- TB are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 1.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Under 41.5
This is the safest bet here for me. Neither team is that good, and I don’t see a lot of scoring going on here.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Tennessee 10 – Tampa Bay 7
It will be a fun game to watch, mainly because of the top two players in the draft. If you just can’t leave this one alone, take the under on this one.
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