Titans vs. Raiders Preseason Pick
Will the Raiders beat the Titans in tonight's preseason matchup at 8:00PM ET in Oakland?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raiders are 3-point home favorites to beat the Titans tonight while the over/under currently sits at 42.5 points. While the point spread hasn't moved off the original number set by oddsmakers, the total dropped a full point from 43.5 down to 42.5.
The Titans beat the Chargers 27-10 as a 3-point home favorite in their preseason opener two weeks ago but fell 26-16 to the Panthers as a 1.5-point home underdog last week. In the loss, Marcus Mariota completed 9-of-10 passes for 1-4 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Rookie Derrick Henry also led the Titans in rushing by churning out 31 yards on just five carries.
The Raiders also split their first two preseason games of the year. They beat the Cardinals 31-10 as a 2.5-point road underdog in their exhibition opener but lost 20-12 as a 3-point road dog last week in Green Bay. In the loss to the Packers, Derek Carr was 9-of-13 passing for just 38 yards and an interception while rookie Connor Cook was 6-of-9 passing for 101 yards and a pick.
OUR PICK: The Raiders will be a playoff sleeper this season in the AFC West and with tonight being a dress rehearsal for both teams, look for Oakland to turn it up a notch in the first half. Preseason games are hard to predict with the amount of backups that get into the game in the second half, but go with the better team in a game where the starters will see extensive time.
2016 NFL PRESEASON PREDICTION: OAKLAND RAIDERS -3