Minnesota Vs Tennessee NFL Week 1 OddsJosh Bailey
After a nightmare preseason for the Minnesota Vikings, who lost starting QB Teddy Bridgewater to a devastating season ending injury, they face the new-look Tennessee Titans. This kicks-off on FOX this Sunday, September 11, 2016, at 1:00 PM ET from the Nissan Stadium, in Nashville, Tennessee.
How To Bet The Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans NFL Week 1 Odds & My Free Pick
The NFL week 1 betting odds favor Minnesota by 2-points to beat Tennessee. If you are betting the game straight up, the Vikings pay $100 on 135 while the Titans pay $115 on 100. The game total is 41 points.
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: Minn -2
Moneyline: Minn -135 vs Tenn +115
Game Total: 41
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Minnesota vs Tennessee
Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings to beat the Titans
The Vikings had seven months to agonize about how they left the Seattle Seahawks off the hook in the playoff wildcard game this past season. They are eager to get back on the field.
Minnesota’s bread and butter is Adrian Peterson. They hand the rock off to the 31 year old rusher and everybody else tries not to get in the way. Last season, Peterson once again led the NFL in rushing yards with 1485 yards and 11 TDs. He doesn’t get older; he just gets better.
Peterson rushing against a weak Titans defense is a mismatch. Tennessee allowed and average of 112.3 rushing yards (18th) per game in 2015. Slowing down AP will be a huge challenge to open the 2016 season.
In efforts to improve their passing game, Minnesota added WR stud Laquon Treadwell in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Treadwell and WR Stefon Diggs, who led the team with 720 yards and 4 TDs last season, will give QBs Shaun Hill & newly acquired Sam Bradford great options down the field.
Don’t forget the Vikings are 7-0 ATS in their last seven road games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0 points and 37-17 ATS in their last 54 games overall.
Why Bet on the Tennessee Titans to beat the Vikings
It may be trust a team that has been awful for the past few years, but there are signs of change in Tennessee. The team is putting together an exciting roster, especially on the offensive side.
The additions of former league leading rusher DeMarco Murray and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry may be the most talented backfield in a league focused on passing. Both will play behind second year QB Marcus Mariota, who had several highlights in 2015 despite a porous offensive line and nonexistent run game.
Mariota has stated he won’t be against handing the ball off 40 times a game if they win.
If the Titans do decide to pass, he has a few talented targets to toss to. TE Delaine Walker is a stud through the middle after recording 1088 yards and 6 TDs in 2015. The arrival of WR Rishard Matthews will balance out opposing defenses. He had 662 receiving yards, and four touchdowns with the Miami Dolphins in 2015. The front office also added veteran WR Andre Johnson who was wasted in Indy last season after being the top dog in Houston for years.
The Titans have won the last three opening games of the season, beating the Steelers, Chiefs, and Buccaneers.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Vikings are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
- Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite of 0.5-3.0.
- Titans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 1.
- Titans are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games as a home underdog.
My NFL Week 1 Pick
These might be the two best running teams in 2016. Both offenses will look for the early lead in an attempt to run the clock out after.
Bet the UNDER.
My final score prediction is Minnesota 13, Tennessee 20.