Free NFL Picks: Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints

David Lawrence

Sunday, November 8, 2015 1:54 AM GMT

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 1:54 AM GMT

Tennessee has lost six in a row, their rookie starting QB is hobbling & head coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired. Now they head out as NFL odds road dogs to face the red-hot New Orleans Saints.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: Odds at Pinnacle
The NFL odds for this game took a while to open as the Titans have yet to announce Marcus Mariota's status. It looks like he’s going to play, though, so the Saints opened up as a 7.5-point favorite at Pinnacle. The Saints are rolling, especially offensively, and the rumors of Drew Brees' demise have been strongly exaggerated, and perhaps taken back at this point. Brees is eighth in QBR and is doing his best with a rag-tag group of weapons, and the Saints are going to be favored, it's just a matter of by how much. However, Tennessee is 14th in points allowed and has the ability to keep the Titans in games. However, the offense is terrible, hence the 1-6 record.

***Titans vs Saints ATS Pick Preview***

Titans vs. Saints Spread

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Titans vs. Saints Totals

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Titans vs. Saints Money Line

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Injuries
To be fair to Whisenhunt and the Titans, they have had some bad injuries this season. QB Mariota should be back from his knee injury, but WR Kendall Wright has a knee injury of his own and probably won't play. CB Parrish Cox should return from a wonky hamstring, and WR Harry Douglas should be back from sore ribs. However, Mariota is the key and the Titans have been very conservative in their offense with him; they might need to open it up, but how healthy is he?

RB Khiry Robinson is gone for the season with a leg injury, but the Saints are pretty healthy outside of that. They're firmly in the hunt for a wild card as Carolina and Atlanta are ruling the NFC South, but after what their offense did to the Giants, no one wants to see the Saints right now.

 

Trends

The Titans have managed to cover in three games this season, but they're 1-6 ATS in their last seven on the road. The Saints are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games, but just 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine at home.

The Saints are 1-3 SU and 1-2-1 ATS in four meetings with Tennessee since 199, and the Titans are 2-0 SU and 1-0-1 ATS in two trips to New Orleans.

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