Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins- 9/1/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Titans (3-13) at Miami Dolphins (6-10)
NFL Football: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami Dolphins -3.5 -- Over/Under: 40 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Titans look to extend their preseason winning streak after taking down the Oakland Raiders last week as they take to the road to face off with the Miami Dolphins.
The Titans are out to reverse their on field fortune after a tough season last year and while they may still be a few years away from getting back into the playoff picture, they certainly have the pieces in place to get there. Tennessee drafted Heisman Trophy winning running back Derrick Henry out of Alabama who will serve as a change of pace back to Demarco Murray and with emerging rookie Tajae Sharpe looking like a legitimate every down option through the air for Marcus Mariota who will be given plenty of time thanks to a stellar O-line this could be a pretty good Tennessee offense. The Titans have a ton of holes on the defensive side of things and they were really exposed when the Raiders played their first string offense last week and against the Dolphins we might see more of the same as they try to get their defense in regular season shape this week.
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The Dolphins meanwhile made some serious transactions over the last calendar year and will look to make some waves in the AFC East this season as this is quickly becoming a make or break type season for Ryan Tannehill. Miami is in the second season of the Ndamukong Suh experiment and while he was very strong last year I think the Phins are looking for more out of him and the defensive line this season, especially with the departure of Olivier Vernon who took the money and ran to New York. Miami is coming off a win last week and while they only put up 17 points they did more than enough in the defensive zone and they will be out for more of that this week.
Tennessee is 15-34-5 ATS in their last 54 games on grass, 12-34-5 ATS in their last 51 against the AFC, and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games while the Dolphins are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 against the AFC, and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games. Miami’s offense was woeful last week while the Tennessee defense was very opportunistic and I think we see more of that here.