Week 12 NFL Picks Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans

David Lawrence

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:26 PM GMT

Oakland is now 4-6 and have lost three in a row. They'll attempt to stop the bleeding in Tennessee, where the 2-8 Titans haven't played in 10 days.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -2 -105 at Pinnacle
The Raiders opened up this NFL odds as 2-point favorites before falling to -1.5 on the road, and Oakland's spiral has been tough to figure out. It might simply be a matter of expectations as the media was crowning them as their new darlings when they were 4-3, and the Raiders might have bought into their own hype. The offense has struggled with 27 points in their last two games and they're facing a feisty Tennessee defense that is 18th in points allowed, but sixth in yards allowed. The Titans' big problem is an offense that is 30th in points scored and while rookie QB Marcus Mariota has been decent, Tennessee hasn't given him much help as their skill-position players have either been hurt, or they're just not very good.

Oakland Raiders vs Tennessee Titans Spread

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Oakland Raiders vs Tennessee Titans Totals

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Oakland Raiders vs Tennessee Titans Money Line

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Injuries
For the Raiders, RB Taiwan Jones and C Rodney Hudson had to leave their loss to Detroit with knee and ankle injuries, respectively. Those players will have to be watched later in the week when they get back to practice. Hudson would be a big loss for the Raiders, who can't afford to lose any more ground in the AFC.

The Titans might be getting WR Kendall Wright back from a knee injury and that is great news for Tennessee, specifically Mariota. Wright is arguably the most talented receiver that the Titans have, but he has been out since November 1st, so he would hopefully provide a boost in the passing game. 

 

Trends
The Raiders are 5-5 ATS so far this season and they're 3-2 ATS on the road, while Tennessee is 4-6 ATS overall and 2-3 ATS at home. The total opened at 45, which is where it sits as of Wednesday, and the Raiders have gone over six times, along with a push. The Titans have gone over five times.

The Titans are 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in 10 meetings with the Raiders since 1999, including 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS since moving to Tennessee.

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