Titans vs. Raiders Week 14 Prediction
The Titans visit the Raiders this afternoon and are laying a field goal in a matchup with AFC playoff implications. Can Tennessee keep rolling or will Oakland rebound after hitting a major speedbump over the past two weeks?
155 Tennessee Titans (-3) at 156 Oakland Raiders (+3); O/U 47
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 8
Allegiant Stadium, Oakland, CA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Titans are receiving 58% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Tennessee Titans Fantasy Spin
Derrick Henry (hamstring) was removed from the Week 14 injury report. Henry was cleared after getting in a full practice Friday. He'll see his full workload for Sunday's matchup with a Raiders defense that's allowing 135 scrimmage yards to running backs. Henry is in a great spot to extend his touchdown streak to five games this week.
Oakland Raiders Fantasy Spin
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Josh Jacobs (questionable, shoulder) is a "true game-time decision" for Week 14 against the Titans. Jacobs returned to what the Raiders deemed as a "limited" practice on Friday after sitting out both Wednesday and Thursday, though coach Jon Gruden admitted the rookie "didn't do much." Playing through a broken shoulder that has reportedly bothered him since Week 7, it's a coin flip whether Jacobs sees the field Sunday for the Raiders' 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Already over 1,000 yards rushing for the year, Jacobs has been an immediate difference-maker for Oakland and his loss would be felt in both real life and fantasy. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would form an uninspiring committee against the Titans if Jacobs can't go.
NFL Betting Trends
The Titans are just 7-15-2 against the spread in their last 24 games as a road favorite but are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall.
The Raiders are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games and have covered six of seven as a home underdog.
While their 34-3 loss to the Jets two weeks ago in New Jersey was surprising based on how lopsided the final score was, there’s nothing fluky about the Raiders’ play over the last two weeks. There were troubling signs three weeks ago when they managed only 17 points in a home win over a bad Cincinnati team and those problems have only intensified over the past two weeks. Simply put, this isn’t a very good team. Meanwhile, the Titans are steamrolling towards a playoff berth in the AFC thanks to the running combination of Derrick Henry and vastly improved quarterback play from Ryan Tannehill. I’ll gladly lay the field goal in order to get the better team.
NFL Week 14 Prediction: Tennessee Titans -3