Bengals vs. Titans Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tennessee is favored at home in this race, as the Titans are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Bengals. The over/under total for the game has been set at 40.5 points. Cincinnati has won four of its last five meetings with the Titans and the Bengals have covered the spread in all four of the wins. The public betting in this one has Tennessee getting 58 percent of the wagers at home. Today’s game takes place from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will air live on FOX.
The Titans are coming off a 23-20 win at home over the Ravens for their third straight victory last week. Tennessee is now 5-3 on the season and 3-4-1 against the spread. The Titans are 2-1-1 ATS at home. Tennessee is putting up 22.6 points and 328 yards per game this season. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 1,519 yards with six touchdowns, but also has five interceptions. The Titans have a strong duo in the backfield, as DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry have combined for 748 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Rishard Matthews is the leading receiver on the team with 31 catches for 463 yards. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 24.1 points and 341.4 yards per game. The unit is being led by Kevin Byard, who has six interceptions and 45 tackles.
The Bengals are coming off a 23-7 loss at Jacksonville last week to fall to 3-5 on the season. Cincy is 3-5 against the spread as well, failing to cover in their last three games. The Bengals have struggled to move the ball this year, averaging just 16.1 points and 289.6 yards per game. Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,739 yards and 11 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also has been sacked 24 times. Joe Mixon has become the leading rusher with 284 yards while A.J. Green is the leading receiver with 578 yards on 39 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing just 19.8 points and 325 yards per contest. Geno Atkins has 27 tackles and five sacks to lead the unit.
The Titans have to feel like they have a shot at the AFC South this season given the QB injuries in Houston and Indy. Now the Titans just have to keep an eye out for the Jags. Jacksonville just took it to the Bengals and the Titans have to do the same. Cincinnati is struggling mightily on offense. That should allow the Titans to not have to do much themselves to win. Tennessee is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 at home and 4-0 ATS in their last four at home against a losing road team. I like the Titans to find a way to win and cover in an ugly football game.
NFL WEEK 10 PREDICTION: TENNESSEE TITANS -4.5