NFL Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Tennessee Titans (2-0) are favored by just 2.5 points against the Minnesota Vikings (0-2) on Sunday, September 27, 2020. An over/under of 50.5 is set for the game.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 27, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: CBS Location: Minneapolis, MN Stadium: U.S. Bank 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 added 185 rushing yards on 43 carries with four touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per game. Derrick Henry took 303 carries for 1,539 rushing yards a season ago (102.6 yards per game) while scoring 16 touchdowns in 15 games. Last season, A.J. Brown grabbed 52 passes (on 84 targets) for 1,051 yards (65.7 yards per game) with eight touchdowns in 16 games. 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. 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. Last season, Harold Landry collected nine sacks, 12.0 TFL, 69 tackles, and one interception in 16 games. Rashaan Evans' 2019 campaign saw him total 111 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks over 16 games. Last season, Kevin Byard reeled in five interceptions and added 80 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and eight passes defended in 16 games.
Vikings Players to WatchLast year, Kirk Cousins collected 3,602 passing yards (240.1 yards per game) while going 307-for-444 (69.1% completion percentage) and throwing 26 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 games. Dalvin Cook took 250 carries for 1,135 rushing yards a season ago (81.1 yards per game) while scoring 13 touchdowns in 14 games. He also caught 53 passes for 519 yards (37.1 receiving yards per game). Cook grabbed 53 passes for 519 yards last season with zero touchdowns. He was targeted 63 times and averaged 37.1 yards per game over 14 outings. Adam Thielen's statline last year showed 30 catches for 418 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games. He put up 41.8 receiving yards per game and was targeted 48 times. Kyle Rudolph caught 39 passes on 49 targets for 367 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 22.9 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019. Yannick Ngakoue put together an impressive statline of eight sacks, 13.0 TFL, 41 tackles, and one interception over 15 games. Todd Davis racked up 137 tackles and 6.0 TFL in 14 games over the course of his 2019 campaign. Anthony Harris picked off six passes and tacked on 60 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended in 14 games last season.
Titans vs Vikings: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Minnesota holds a 4-1 record against Tennessee. Minnesota has outpaced Tennessee 134 points to 80 in the past five games.
Titans vs Vikings: Last Five Meetings
When the Titans have the ball...The average points per game output for the Titans last season, 25.1, was 6.2 greater than the 18.9 the Vikings gave up in each contest. When they met or went over their scoring average last season, Tennessee was 7-1. Minnesota was 6-1 last season in games where they allowed fewer than 18.9 points. The Vikings defense surrendered an average of 341.6 yards per game last season, 21.2 yards fewer than the 362.8-yard average from the Titans offense. When the Tennessee offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 6-3 last season. When the Minnesota defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 4-3. The Titans averaged 138.9 yards per game on the ground last season, 30.9 yards more than the Vikings allowed to opposing rushing attacks (108). Tennessee was 5-2 last season when they ran for at least their season average. When Minnesota limited opposing teams to 108 rushing yards or fewer they were 9-1 last year. Last season, the Vikings forced an average of 1.9 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. Minnesota was 5-3 last season when they forced at least 1.9 turnovers in a game.
When the Vikings have the ball...The Vikings racked up 4.7 more points per game last year (25.4) than the Titans surrendered (20.7). Minnesota finished 8-1 overall a season ago when the team scored at least 25.4 points. When Tennessee surrendered no more than 25.1 points last season, it compiled a 7-1 record. The Vikings racked up 353.4 yards per game in 2019, only 6.2 fewer than the 359.6 the Titans gave up per matchup. In contests where the Tennessee offense totaled at least their average yard output last season, they were 6-3. In games Tennessee held its opponents to 359.6 or fewer yards last year, it recorded a 3-4 record. Last season, the Vikings averaged 133.3 rushing yards per game, 28.8 more per game than the Titans allowed per outing (104.5). Last year, Minnesota had a 7-2 record in games the team rushed for at least 133.3 yards. When Tennessee kept its opponents to 104.5 rushing yards or less last season, it finished 6-3. The Vikings 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. Minnesota went 8-2 in 2019 when it turned the ball over 1.2 times or less. When it forced 1.4 or more turnovers last season, Tennessee compiled a 3-2 record.
Titans Fantasy LeadersHenry finished 11th overall among all players and second among all RBs in 2019 with 276.5 fantasy points (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's 165.1 total fantasy points made him the No. 55 fantasy player and No. 9 wide receiver. He averaged 10.3 fantasy points per game. Corey 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.
Vikings Fantasy LeadersCousins' productive 2019 fantasy season gave him the No. 20 spot overall and the No. 16 spot among QBs. He totaled 244.4 fantasy points on the year (16.3 per game). Cook put up 239.4 fantasy points (17.1 per game) last year to be the 22nd-ranked player overall and the fifth-ranked running back. Thielen was the No. 56 wide receiver and the No. 145 fantasy player overall with 84.4 total points last season (8.4 per game). Rudolph's 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 160 player overall and the No. 14 tight end after he scored 74.7 fantasy points (4.7 per game).
Titans vs Vikings Betting Information
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Titans Betting InsightsIn 2019, Tennessee's games went over the point total in nine out of 14 opportunities. Tennessee had a 7-6-1 record against the spread last year. Last season, the Titans went 3-2-1 ATS when favored by 2.5 points or more.
Titans Road TrendsTennessee finished 4-3 against the spread in away games last year, and went 5-3 overall on the road. The Titans finished 2-0 ATS on the road last season when favored by at least 2.5 points. Tennessee hit the over four times in eight opportunities on the road last year (50%). Titans away games last season averaged 42.9 total points, 7.6 fewer than this outing's over/under (50.5).
Vikings Betting InsightsMinnesota's games went over the point total nine times in 14 contests last season (64.3%). Minnesota went 8-6 against the spread last year. The Vikings went 5-4 ATS last season when an underdog by at least 2.5 points.
Vikings Home TrendsMinnesota's record against the spread in home games last year was 4-3, and its record at home overall was 6-2. Last season, the Vikings finished an even 3-3 ATS in home games when playing as at least a 2.5-point underdog. Minnesota hit the over four times in eight opportunities at home last year (50%). Vikings home games last season averaged 40.5 total points, 10.0 fewer than this outing's over/under (50.5).
Additional InfoThe Titans had an average total of 45.8 in their matchups last season, 4.7 fewer points than this game's over/under. Vikings matchups last year had a 44.4-point average over/under, 6.1 fewer points than this game's total. Last season, Tennessee played in four games that ended with a point total higher than 50.5 (25% of matchups). Minnesota's games went over 50.5 points four times last year (25% of matchups). The teams combined to score 50.5 points per game last season, which equals the point total for this matchup. Combined, these teams allowed 39.6 points per contest last year, 10.9 fewer points than the total for this game.
Derick Roberson: Out (Illness),
Chris Jackson: Out (Hamstring),
A.J. Brown: Out (Knee)
Cameron Dantzler: Out (Rib),
Mike Boone: Questionable (Concussion),
Kris Boyd: Questionable (Hamstring),
Mike Hughes: Out (Neck)
Last Updated on 2020-9-27 2:45 a.m. EDT