NFL Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) are 7.5-point underdogs in a home AFC South matchup against the Tennessee Titans (1-0) on Sunday, September 20, 2020 Nissan Stadium. The point total is set at 44.0 for the outing.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 20, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: CBS Location: Nashville, TN Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Titans Players to WatchLast year, Ryan Tannehill put up 2,742 passing yards (228.5 yards per game) while going 201-for-286 (70.3% completion percentage) and throwing 22 touchdowns and six interceptions in 12 games. He tacked on 185 rushing yards on 43 carries with four touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per game. Derrick Henry ran for 1,539 yards on 303 carries (102.6 yards per game) while scoring 16 touchdowns in 15 games a season ago. A.J. Brown grabbed 52 passes for 1,051 yards last season while scoring eight touchdowns. He was targeted 84 times and averaged 65.7 yards per game over 16 outings. Corey Davis also tacked on 601 yards on 43 catches with two touchdowns. He was targeted 69 times and averaged 40.1 receiving yards per game in 15 matchups last year. Jonnu Smith caught 35 passes on 45 targets for 439 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 27.4 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019. Last season, Harold Landry totaled nine sacks, 12.0 TFL, 69 tackles, and one interception in 16 games. Rashaan Evans racked up 111 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in 16 games over his 2019 campaign. Last season, Kevin Byard hauled in five interceptions and added 80 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and eight passes defended in 16 games.
Jaguars Players to WatchLast year, Gardner Minshew recorded 3,271 passing yards (233.6 yards per game) while going 285-for-470 (60.6% completion percentage) and throwing 21 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games. He added 344 rushing yards on 67 carries, averaging 24.6 yards per game. Minshew took 67 attempts for 344 rushing yards a season ago (24.6 yards per game) while scoring zero touchdowns in 14 games. D.J. Chark reeled in 73 passes for 1,008 yards last season while scoring eight touchdowns. He was targeted 117 times and averaged 67.2 yards per game over 15 outings. Chris Conley contributed with 775 yards on 47 grabs with five touchdowns. He was targeted 91 times and put up 48.4 receiving yards per game over 16 matchups last year. Dede Westbrook caught 66 passes on 101 targets for 660 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 44.0 yards per game in 15 contests in 2019. Last season, Josh Allen collected 10.5 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 45 tackles in 16 games. Joe Schobert collected 135 tackles, 7.0 TFL, two sacks, and four interceptions in 16 games over the course of his 2019 campaign.
Titans vs Jaguars: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Tennessee holds a 4-1 record against Jacksonville. Tennessee has outpaced Jacksonville 103 points to 65 in the past five contests.
Titans vs Jaguars: Last Five Meetings
When the Titans have the ball...The Titans averaged points scored last season (25.1) and the Jaguars points allowed (24.8) were within 0.3 points of each other. In games where Tennessee scored at least 25.1 points last season, they put together a record of 7-1. Jacksonville was 6-3 last season in games where they allowed fewer than 24.8 points. The Titans offense averaged 362.8 total yards per game last season, within 12.6 yards of the 375.4 the Jaguars defense allowed. Tennessee's record last season when they racked up at least their season average in total yards: 6-3. Jacksonville was 6-3 last season when their defense allowed fewer yards than their season average. The Titans averaged 138.9 yards per game on the ground last season, just 0.4 yards fewer than the Jaguars allowed to opposing rushing attacks (139.3). When Tennessee rushers gained at least a combined 138.9 yards, they had a record of 5-2 last season. Last season, when the Jacksonville defense allowed opponents to pick up less than 139.3 yards on the ground, they were 6-5. Last season, the Jaguars forced an average of 1.2 turnovers per game compared to the 1.1 times Titans turned the football over in each contest. In games where they turned the football over 1.1 times or fewer, Tennessee was 7-5 last season. Jacksonville's record last season when they forced more than 1.2 turnovers: 3-3
When the Jaguars have the ball...The Jaguars averaged 18.8 points per game last year, comparable to the 20.7 per outing the Titans allowed. Jacksonville finished 6-3 overall a season ago when the team recorded at least 18.8 points. Last season, Tennessee had a 7-1 record in games when it held opponents to 25.1 or fewer points. In 2019, the Jaguars collected just 17.8 fewer yards per game (341.8), than the Titans gave up per contest (359.6). Tennessee's record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 6-3. Tennessee had a 3-4 record last year when holding its opponents to 359.6 yards or less. The Jaguars rushed for 106.8 yards per game last season, just 2.3 more yards per game than the 104.5 the Titans allowed per contest. Last year, Jacksonville put together a 3-3 record in games the team ran for at least 106.8 yards. Last season, Tennessee finished 6-3 when holding opponents to no more than 104.5 yards on the ground. The Jaguars turned the ball over 1.2 times per game last year, just 0.2 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Titans forced on average. In 2019, Jacksonville finished 6-6 when it turned the ball over 1.2 times or less. Tennessee put together a 3-2 record when it forced at least 1.4 turnovers last season.
Titans Fantasy LeadersHenry was the No. 11 fantasy player overall and the No. 2 fantasy running back in 2019 with 276.5 points (averaging 18.4 per game). Tannehill racked up total 224.2 fantasy points last season (18.7 per game), which made him the 28th-ranked player overall and the 22nd-ranked quarterback. Last year, Brown averaged 10.3 fantasy points per game on the way to 165.1 total fantasy points. That made him the 55th-ranked fantasy player overall and the ninth-ranked wide receiver. Davis put together the 165th-ranked fantasy season (64th among wide receivers) in 2019 with 72.1 fantasy points, averaging 4.8 per game.
Jaguars Fantasy LeadersMinshew's productive 2019 fantasy season gave him the No. 24 spot overall and the No. 19 spot among QBs. He put up 229.2 fantasy points on the year (16.4 per game). Chark put up 152.8 fantasy points (10.2 per game) last year to be the 65th-ranked player overall and the 16th-ranked wide receiver. Conley was the No. 39 wide receiver and the No. 110 fantasy player overall with 109.5 total points last season (6.8 per game). Westbrook's 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 130 player overall and the No. 50 wide receiver after he put up 90.7 fantasy points (6.0 per game).
Titans vs Jaguars Betting Information
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Titans Betting InsightsTennessee had a 7-6-1 record against the spread last year. Last season, the Titans went 1-0 ATS when favored by 7.5 points or more. In 2019, Tennessee's games went over the point total in nine out of 14 opportunities.
Titans Home TrendsTennessee hit the over in just five out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (62.5%). Last season, Titans home games averaged 48.8 points, 4.8 more than this outing's over/under (44.0). Tennessee put together an even 3-3-1 record against the spread at home last year, and went 4-4 overall in home games.
Jaguars Betting InsightsJacksonville compiled a losing 6-8 record against the spread last year. Jacksonville's games went over the point total seven times in 14 contests last season (50%).
Jaguars Road TrendsJacksonville hit the over in 50% of its away games last year (four of eight opportunities). Last season, Jaguars away games averaged 45 points, 1.0 more than this outing's over/under (44.0). Jacksonville put together just a 3-4 record against the spread on the road last year, and went 3-5 overall in away games.
Additional InfoNine of Tennessee's games went over 44.0 points last season (56.2% of matchups). Jacksonville's games went over 44.0 points eight times last year (50% of matchups). The teams combined to score 43.9 points per contest last season, 0.1 fewer points than this game's total. These teams gave up a combined 45.5 points per game last year, 1.5 more points than the total for this matchup. The Titans had an average point total of 45.8 in their contests last season, 1.8 more points than the over/under for this game. The average over/under for Jaguars contests last year was 43.6, 0.4 fewer points than this game's point total.
Vic Beasley Jr.: Questionable (Knee),
A.J. Brown: Out (Knee),
Darrynton Evans: Out (Hamstring),
Jamil Douglas: Questionable (Hand),
Derick Roberson: Questionable (Knee),
Malcolm Butler: Questionable (Quadricep)
Tyler Davis: Out (Knee)
Last Updated on 2020-9-20 2:15 a.m. EDT