Raiders Vs Titans Line, Pick & TV InfoNoah Williams
The Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans are both on the hunt for their second win of the season. The NFL week 3 line favors the Titans by a single point to do just that. This game kicks-off this Sunday, September 25th, at 1 PM ET from the Nissan Stadium, in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Next, let’s find out if you should bet on Oakland or Tennessee to win this matchup. Happy hunting!
Oakland Raiders Vs Tennesssee Titans Line, Pick & TV Info
What: Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-1)
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Nashville, TN
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Spread: Titans -1
Game Total: 48
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oakland vs Tennessee
Why Bet The Oakland Raiders To Beat The Titans
The Raiders can score points, and the Titans not so much. Oakland owns the third best scoring offense in the NFL by averaging 31.5 points per game. They averaged 309.6 passing yards per game in the first two weeks, sixth best. And they average 161.0 rushing yards per game, second best. Add all of that up and the Raiders sound like a smart NFL week 3 betting line pick.
QB Derek Carr has completed 69.9 percent of his passes with 4 touchdowns and an interception. Latavious Murray is the Raiders top rusher with 116 yards and Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree each have 11 receptions.
"The O-line opened holes and him being physical with his running. Yeah, I think it’s a really good start. The first couple weeks, I think the way he’s run the ball in there with authority has been a good thing for us" head coach Jack Del Río said about RB Latavis Murray’s first two games performances.
Their offense is a balanced unit that can put together quick scoring drives. They don’t get rattled when they get behind as they showed against the New Orleans Saints in week one.
Why Bet The Tennessee Titans To Beat The Raiders
The Titans are a team that is quietly a year or two from being a contender. Their offense is serviceable, but QB Marcus Mariota and RB DeMarco Murray need a deep ball threat.
The Titans offense is averaging 16 points and 339.5 yards per game and they have a minus 3 turnover ratio. Mariota has completed 67.6 percent of his passes with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Murray is the Titans top rusher with 131 yards and he also has 12 receptions and a couple TDs while Tajae Sharpe has 11 receptions and Delanie Walker has 9 catches.
So why are the Titans favored against the Raiders on the NFL week 3 betting line?
Tennessee’s defense held Detroit to 15 points after the Lions scored 39 on the Colts the week before. Need further convincing? The Vikings offense scored just one touchdown in their week one tilt in Tennessee. It was three offensive turnovers by the Titans that cost them that game.
“Just like the loss (to Minnesota), we’ve already moved on from that game,” head coach Mike Mularkey told in the press conference. “There’s some good things to take from that game, and there’s some good things to take from every game. But we need to move forward. We need to start winning at home. And so we are already on the Raiders. We had a very good meeting this afternoon about the Raiders.”
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Oakland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Tennessee is 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games
- Tennessee is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
- Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Raiders are the better team and the road team has covered the point spread in 4 of the last 5 meetings of these two teams. Bet the Raiders.
My final score prediction is Oakland 28, Tennessee 27.