Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins - 10/8/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Titans (2-2) at Miami Dolphins (1-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami Dolphins +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Titans and the Miami Dolphins square off in week 5 NFL action from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.
The Tennessee Titans will look to rebound after being routed in week 4 by a final score of 57-14 at the hands of the Houston Texans. Marcus Mariota completed 6 of his 10 pass attempts for 96 yards and a pair of interceptions before leaving due to injury, and his replacement, Matt Cassel, didn’t fare much better, going just 4 for 10 for 21 yards and a pair of picks of his own. Mariota did however lead the Titans with4 carries for 39 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while DeMarco Murray used his team-high 7 carries to rack up 31 yards. Delanie Walker led the team with 51 yards on 3 receptions, while Rishard Matthews caught 3 passes of his own for 49 yards in the loss. Defensively, the Titans combined for a pair of sacks and an interception as Houston carved up Tennessee’s defense to the tune of the 57 points and 445 yards of total offense while the Titans were dominated in the time of possession battle, with Houston holding the rock for just under 40 minutes of the game.
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The Miami Marlins will look to bounce back after being shut out by the New Orleans Saints in week 4 by a final score of 20-0 to fall to 1-2 this season. Jay Cutler threw for 164 yards and a touchdown on 20 of 28 passing, while Jay Ajayi led the team with 12 carries for 46 yards. DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry shared the team lead with 6 receptions with Parker putting up 69 yards to Landry’s 40. Defensively, a Cameron Wake sack was the lone highlight as the Saints put up 347 yards of total offense on the Miami D, while holding onto the rock for over 34 minutes in the Dolphins’ loss.
Tennessee is 16-38-3 ATS in their last 57 games overall and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Miami is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 against the AFC. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
To me, this game all boils down to if Marcus Mariota suits up for Tennessee. Mariota is a game changer for this Titans offense, and if he can’t go, I’m not sure how much I trust Matt Cassel to lead an offense. Part of me wants to chalk up Miami’s loss in week 3 to their having to travel to London, but the Dolphins haven’t looked good at all this season. All in all, I’ll lay the point with the Titans, but I’d either tread lightly or stay away from this one completely.