Bet Tennessee Vs Minnesota NFL Week 1 SpreadNoah Williams
The Minnesota Vikings will begin life without Teddy Bridgewater when they visit Marcus Mariota and a Tennessee Titans team that is both, looking to build on its fine preseason while taking another step toward reaching the playoffs.
Bet The Tennessee Titans Vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 1 Spread
The NFL week 1 betting spread favors Minnesota by 2-points to beat Tennessee. If you are betting the game straight-up then the moneyline pays $100 on $130 if you back the Vikings and the Titans pay $110 on $100. The over/under is 41.
What: Minnesota Vikings (0-0) at Tennessee Titans (0-0)
When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Nashville, TN
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Spread: Vikings -2
Moneyline: Minnesota -130 vs Tennessee +110
Game Total: 41
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Tennessee vs Minnesota
Bet Minnesota -2 Points Because
Minnesota (11-6 SU, 14-3 ATS) went a perfect 4-0 in the preseason but lost Teddy Bridgewater for the entire 2016 regular season when he tore his ACL during non-contract drills a week ago. Now, with veteran Sam Bradford set to take over, the Vikings still have high payoff hopes. Week 1 will be Bradford’s first test. Can he lead Minnesota to a victory while covering the 2-point NFL Week 1 betting spread of 2-points?
Minnesota ranked 16th in scoring in 2015 (22.8 ppg) last season and will lean heavily on veteran running back Adrian Peterson after losing Bridgewater. The ageless Peterson rushed for 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Minnesota added gifted wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to help improve their passing attack
The Vikings ranked a stellar fifth in points allowed (18.9 ppg) and added talented cornerback Mackensie Alexander to give their secondary even more depth.
Bet Tennessee +2 Points Because…
Tennessee went 3-1 in the preseason while outscoring their opponents by an average of just over 10 points per game in their three victories. More importantly, with gifted quarterback Marcus Mariota playing for an experienced head coach in Mike Mularkey, the Titans look like they have a real plan to build consistent winner. Can they cover the NFL week 1 betting spread?
The Titans ranked a dismal 28th in scoring last season (18.7 ppg) but brought in veteran running back DeMarco Murray and drafted bruising back Derrick Henry to give their offense more balance in 2016 while drafting tackle Jack Conklin with the eighth overall pick in the draft in order to protect their prized second-year signal-caller.
Defensively, Tennessee ranked an uninspiring 27th in points allowed (26.4 ppg) but added defensive end Kevin Dodd and defensive tackle Austin Johnson to help shore up their underachieving unit.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I really like the way Tennessee looked during the preseason, but there’s no way I can bring myself to back the Titans, even with Teddy Bridgewater out for Minnesota.
Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games and a blistering 9-4 SU in its last 13 games while Tennessee has gone 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games and just 3-22 SU in its last 25 games. The Vikings will win and narrowly cover the NFL betting line.