Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans - 9/25/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Nissan Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Titans -1.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Raiders take the trip down south to take on the Tennessee Titans in week 3 NFL action.
The Oakland Raiders dropped to 1-1 after a 35-28 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons. Derek Carr completed 34 of his 45 pass attempts for 299 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. The workload was split pretty evenly amongst the Oakland running backs, with LaTavius Murray racking up 57 yards and a touchdown on 8 carries and DeAndre Washington put up 46 yards on 7 carries of his own. Amari Cooper caught 5 passes for 71 yards but he also fumbled the ball while Michael Crabtree caught 4 passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders defense was turned into mincemeat for the 2nd consecutive week, allowing 527 yards of total offense along with the 35 points, leaving them in last and 2nd last overall in the respective categories after week 2.
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The Tennessee Titans stormed back from a 15-3 deficit to defeat the Detroit Lions 16-15 in week 2. Marcus Mariota had a good game, completing 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 238 yards, 2 scores and an interception. DeMarco Murray had his coming out party as a member of the Titans, racking up 56 receiving yards on 7 receptions and 89 rushing yards on 12 attempts, but it should also be noted that 67 of those yards came on a 2nd quarter scamper to start the drive. Derrick Henry also contributed out of the backfield with 9 carries for 40 yards. Delanie Walker led the way for the Titans receivers, with 6 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. The Titans defense came out strong, netting a pick and 4 sacks, to bring their total on the season to 5.0 sacks, good for a share of 7th in the league.
Oakland is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. the AFC while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 road games. Tennessee is 12-34-5 in their last 51 vs. the AFC and 15-33-3 ATS in their last 51 home games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 vs. the AFC. The favorite has covered the spread in 8 of the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
Oakland’s defense has been god-awful through the first two games, but I think they’ll be able to turn it around in week 3. Tennessee by no means are world beaters, even if they did stage a comeback last week. I think Oakland’s offense will overpower and overwhelm the Titans en route to another high scoring victory.
I think Oakland wins this outright, but I will take the points just to be safe.