The Tennessee Titans were notoriously a horrible bet both for NFL Picks SU and ATS in 2014, but after drafting a new franchise quarterback, will things be any different this year, or will the best bet on the Titans once again be on their opponent?
2015 Titans and Lower Scoring Games
One place that you could have made some nice money in 2014 was betting the under with the Titans. Their offense was notoriously bad, and with the revolving door of quarterbacks they were faced with last season, it was one of the easier bets to make early in the season. Their first three games and last four games of 2014 went under the total, and on the year they were 10-6 cashing the under for your NFL picks.
This could be another area to look at when placing your NFL Picks this year. Even though we pretty much know who will be under center for the Titans for the whole year, Marcus Mariota might be a bit of a project for the Titans early on. Even if he isn’t and he picks up the offense quickly and plays well, he doesn’t have much help on the offensive side of the ball. The Titans do have some nice young talent like tight end, Delanie Walker, and newly acquired Harry Douglas, but along with Kendall Wright, these guys aren’t going to be enough to be anywhere close to a sustainable offense in 2015. On top of their lack of weapons at receiver, their running game is one of the bigger question marks of the team. Bishop Sankey showed flashes last season, but he also looked lost and slow at times as well. On top of all of this is the defense for Tennessee. The Titans defense was actually pretty good at times last season, and after spending the offseason improving it, it could be even better in 2015. That is only going to help the under backers this season for the Titans.
ATS Trends and Divisional Games
The Titans only won three games ATS last season, and even in one of the worst divisions in football, they were 0-6 ATS in the AFC South. That almost certainly has to change this season, but even if it doesn’t, but looking at their history ATS against their division, it leave much room for optimism. Since 2010, the Titans are only 7-21-2 ATS versus their division, so this hasn’t become a new trend. They did win one game SU in their division against the Jaguars, but they did not cover that one, as they were favored on the NFL odds.
One place they were better at was non-divisional games. However, they were still only 3-6-1 ATS in non-divisional games in 2014, including their SU win against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of 2014, as well as their ATS covers against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins, two games they barely lost SU. Fading the Titans in an improved AFC South might be the best way to make money off them this season, especially if they start slow on offense. Along with the under, you could be able to make nice profits off the boys in Nashville this season.