NFL Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos
Oddsmakers give the Tennessee Titans (0-0) the advantage on Monday, September 14, 2020 against the Denver Broncos (0-0). Tennessee is favored by 3.0 points. The contest has a point total of 41.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Monday, September 14, 2020 Game Time: 10:10 PM TV Channel: ESPN Location: Denver, CO Stadium: Empower Field at Mile High
Titans Players to WatchLast year, Ryan Tannehill racked 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 attempts (102.6 yards per game) while scoring 16 touchdowns in 15 games a season ago. Last season, A.J. Brown reeled in 52 passes (on 84 targets) for 1,051 yards (65.7 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns in 16 games. Corey Davis' statline last year showed 43 catches for 601 yards and two touchdowns over the course of 15 games. He put up 40.1 receiving yards per game and was targeted 69 times. Over 16 games in 2019, Jonnu Smith caught 35 passes on 45 targets for 439 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 27.4 receiving yards per game. Harold Landry showed out with an impressive statline of nine sacks, 12.0 TFL, 69 tackles, and one interception over 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 grabbed five interceptions and added 80 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and eight passes defended in 16 games.
Broncos Players to WatchDrew Lock racked up 1,020 passing yards (204.0 yards per game) with a 64.1% completion percentage last year (100-of-156), while throwing seven touchdowns and three interceptions in five games. He also tacked on 72 rushing yards on 18 carries, averaging 14.4 yards per game. Phillip Lindsay rushed for 1,011 yards on 224 carries (63.2 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns in 16 games a season ago. Last season, Courtland Sutton reeled in 72 passes (on 126 targets) for 1,112 yards (69.5 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns in 16 games. Noah Fant also added 562 yards on 40 grabs with three touchdowns. He was targeted 67 times and averaged 35.1 receiving yards per game over the course of 16 matchups last year. Over 16 games in 2019, DaeSean Hamilton caught 28 passes on 52 targets for 297 yards and one touchdown, averaging 18.6 receiving yards per game. Von Miller put together a solid body of work a year ago, collecting 8.0 sacks, 10.0 TFL and 46 tackles over 15 games. In 15 games over the course of his 2019 campaign, Alexander Johnson racked up 97 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception. Justin Simmons picked off four passes and tacked on 90 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 15 passes defended in 16 games last season.
Titans vs Broncos: Last 5 MeetingsDenver has won against Tennessee three times in the past five matchups. Denver has tallied 117 points in the last five meetings while only giving up 78 to Tennessee
Titans vs Broncos: Last Five Meetings
Titans Team DataThe Titans put an average of 25.1 points per game on the scoreboard last season, 5.3 more than the 19.8 the Broncos surrendered in each contest. In games where Tennessee scored at least 25.1 points last season, they put together a record of 7-1. When the Denver defense allowed 19.8 points or fewer last year, the Broncos put together a 5-2 record. The Titans held a 25.8-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Broncos defense last season (362.8 to 337). Tennessee's record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 6-3. When the Denver defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 3-5. The Titans averaged 138.9 yards per game on the ground last season, 27.5 yards more than the Broncos allowed to opposing rushing attacks (111.4). Tennessee was 5-2 last season when they ran for at least their season average. When Denver limited opposing teams to 111.4 rushing yards or fewer they were 5-5 last year. Last season, the Broncos forced an average of 1.1 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. Denver was 4-1 last season when they forced at least 1.1 turnovers in a game.
Broncos Team DataThe Broncos racked up 3.1 fewer points per game last year (17.6) than the Titans gave up (20.7). Denver went 5-2 in games when it scored at least 17.6 points last season. When Tennessee allowed opponents to score no more than 25.1 points last season, it compiled a 7-1 record. The Broncos collected 61 fewer yards per game in 2019 (298.6), than the Titans allowed per contest (359.6). Tennessee's record last season when they racked up at least their season average in total yards: 6-3. Tennessee put together a 3-4 record last year when holding its opponents to 359.6 yards or less. Last season, the Broncos racked up 103.9 yards per game on the ground, just 0.6 fewer yards per game than the Titans allowed per contest (104.5). Last year, Denver put together a 3-3 record in games the team ran for at least 103.9 yards. When Tennessee limited its opponents to 104.5 rushing yards or less last season, it finished 6-3. The Broncos turned the ball over one time per game last year, only 0.4 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Titans forced on average. In games in 2019, Denver had a 6-8 record when it turned the ball over 1 time or less. When it forced 1.4 or more turnovers last season, Tennessee put together a 3-2 record.
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 recorded 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 was the 165th-ranked fantasy player -- and the 64th-ranked wide receiver -- in 2019 with 72.1 fantasy points. He averaged 4.8 fantasy points per game.
Broncos Fantasy LeadersLindsay's productive 2019 fantasy season earned him the No. 58 spot overall and the No. 19 spot among RBs. He scored 162.7 fantasy points on the year (10.2 per game). Sutton collected 150.4 fantasy points (9.4 per game) last year to be the 67th-ranked player overall and the 17th-ranked wide receiver. Melvin Gordon III was the 25th-best running back and the 78th-best fantasy player overall with 138.8 fantasy points last season, averaging 11.6 per game. Royce Freeman's 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 125 player overall and the No. 40 running back after he scored 99.2 fantasy points (6.2 per game).
Titans vs Broncos Betting Information
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Titans Betting InsightsTennessee had a losing 7-6-1 record against the spread last year. Last season, the Titans went 3-1-1 ATS when favored by 3.0 points or more. In 2019, the majority of Tennessee's games with a betting line -- five out of 14 opportunities -- went over the point total (35.7%).
Titans Road TrendsTennessee finished 4-3 against the spread in away games last year, and went 5-3 overall on the road. The Titans put together a 2-0 ATS record when favored by at least 3.0 points in away games last season. Tennessee hit the over four times in eight opportunities on the road last year (50%). Last season, Titans away games averaged 42.9 points, 1.9 more than this contest's over/under (41.0).
Broncos Betting InsightsDenver went 8-6 against the spread last year. The Broncos had a losing ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 3.0-point underdogs last season. Denver's games went under 41.0 points in seven out of 14 opportunities last season (50%).
Broncos Home TrendsDenver hit the over four times in eight opportunities at home last year (50%). Broncos home games last season averaged 36.6 total points, 4.4 fewer than this contest's over/under (41.0). Denver's record against the spread in home games last year was 4-3, and its record at home overall was 5-3. The Broncos had just a 1-2 ATS record when playing as at least a 3.0-point underdog in home games last season.
Additional InfoThe average total in Titans matchups last season was 45.8, 4.8 more points than the over/under for this game. Broncos contests last year had a 37.4-point average over/under, 3.6 fewer points than this game's total. 10 of Tennessee's games went over 41.0 points last season (62.5% of matchups). Last year, Denver played seven games that finished with a point total higher than 41.0 (43.8% of matchups). The two teams combined to score 42.7 points per game last season, 1.7 more points than this matchup's total. These two teams gave up a combined 40.5 points per game last year, 0.5 fewer points than the over/under for this contest.
Jamil Douglas: Out (Hand),
Adoree' Jackson: Out (Knee),
Corey Davis: Questionable (Hamstring),
Derick Roberson: Out (Knee),
Vic Beasley Jr.: Out (Knee),
Darrynton Evans: Out (Hamstring)
Courtland Sutton: Questionable (Shoulder),
KJ Hamler: Questionable (Hamstring),
Von Miller: Out (Ankle),
Mark Barron: Out (Hamstring)