Dolphins at Titans - 10/18/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Dolphins (1-3) at Tennessee Titans (1-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm (LP Field)
The Line: Tennessee Titans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans square off Sunday afternoon at Nissan Stadium.
The Miami Dolphins are coming off a bye and could use a win after a rocky 1-3 start to the year. Ryan Tannehill is completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 1,080 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Tannehill has two touchdown passes in each of his last three games. Rishard Matthews and Jarvis Landry have combined for 548 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jordan Cameron has 12 receptions. The Miami Dolphins ground game is averaging 69.3 yards per contest, and Lamar Miller leads the way with 131 yards on 37 carries. Defensively, Miami is allowing 25.3 points and 399.5 yards per game. Reshad Jones leads the Dolphins with 43 tackles, Brent Grimes has three pass deflections and Kelvin Sheppard has four tackles for loss. Branden Albert and Dion Sims are questionable.
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The Tennessee Titans are also in need of a victory in order to snap a three-game losing streak. Marcus Mariota is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,020 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Mariota has thrown three picks in his last two games. Kendall Wright and Delanie Walker have combined for 389 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Anthony Fasano has seven receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 118.8 yards per contest, and Bishop Sankey leads the way with 146 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 22.8 points and 283.5 yards per game. Avery Williamson leads the Titans with 25 tackles, Derrick Morgan has 4.5 sacks and Perrish Cox has two pass deflections. Delanie Walker, Sammie Hill and Chance Warmack are questionable.
The Dolphins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Titans are 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 17-35-4 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Dolphins have a new head coach and a new voice in the lockeroom. Reports are that Miami is fired up to turn its season around and finally ready to play to its potential. While I'm not 100 percent sold, the Titans aren't exactly the best team in the world and have a rookie QB who is far from a difference maker at this point in his young career. I'll take a stab with the more talented roster and the free points.