Raiders vs. Titans Prediction
Will Marcus Mariota and the Titans pick up a huge home win in Week 1 when they host the Raiders at 1:00PM ET?
Who: Raiders (0-0) vs. Titans (0-0)
When: 1:00PM ET, Sunday, September 10
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Titans are 3-point home favorites to knock off the Raiders in Week 1. As for the total, the number hit the board at 52 but has been bet down to 50.5.
Tennessee opened as a 1.5-point home underdog before the line jumped the fence. The Titans are now favored by a field goal at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 52 before dropping to 50.5.
Public Betting Information
Public bettors are jumping at the chance to take the road underdog in this matchup. As of this writing, 62% of public bettors are on the Raiders with the three points.
OUR PREDICTION: The Raiders were a chic pick to win the Super Bowl in pre-season but they have a ton of defensive issues. They'll start fifth-round pick Marquel Lee and second-year player Tyrell Adams at linebacker today, plus first-round pick Gareon Conley will see a lot of playing time despite being sidelined since June. That's three players on Oakland's defense that have yet to play a down in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Titans were sluggish this preseason but the expectation should be that they win the AFC South. Maroita is a breakout candidate and their new weapons in the passing game (Eric Decker, Corey Davis) should feast on the Raiders' secondary.
NFL WEEK 1 PICK: TENNESSEE TITANS -3