Sunday, September 20, 2015
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The Tennessee Titans take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The opening line for this matchup has the Browns as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5.
The Titans won their opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-14. #2 overall pick Marcus Mariotta outdueled #1 overall pick Jameis Winston. He threw for 209 yards with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. He was 13 for 16 and was sacked twice. Kendall Wright was his favorite target on the day, catching 4 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Delanie Walker, Harry Douglas, and Bishop Sankey all caught touchdown passes from Mariotta as well. Sankey also had 74 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. The Titans had 20 first downs and 309 yards from scrimmage.
Cleveland had a forgettable Week 1 loss to the New York Jets 31-10. Josh McCown left the game and opened the door for Johnny Manziel. Manziel didn't play bad, completing 13 of 24 passes for for 182 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw an interception and was sacked once. Travis Benjamin led the Browns in receiving with 3 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. Manziel led the Browns on the ground, running for 35 yards on 5 carries. The Browns finished the day with 15 first downs and 321 yards of total offense. Moving forward the Browns defense will need to do a better job of getting the offense on the field, as they allowed the Jets to march down the field almost at will in Week 1.
The Browns are 4-0-2 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game, and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, they are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September, and they are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss. The under is 6-0 in the Browns last 6 home games, is 8-0 in their last 8 games on grass, and is 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The under is also 6-0 in the Browns last 6 vs. a team with a winning record, is 9-1 in their last 10 vs. the AFC, and is 11-2 in their last 13 games overall.
The Titans are 16-33-4 ATS in their last 53 games overall, are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win, and are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS win. Tennessee is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a SU win of more than 14 points, they are 5-16-2 ATS in their last 23 games on grass, and they are 4-15-3 ATS in their last 22 vs. the AFC. The under is 5-1 in the Titans last 6 games following a SU win of more than 14 points, is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall, and is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The under is also 4-1 in the Titans last 5 games on grass, is 4-1 in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, and is 7-2 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
In head to head matchups, the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cleveland and the road team is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/15 TE Delanie Walker Hand "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/07/15 RB David Cobb Calf IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 10)
09/04/15 DB Brandon Harris Knee IR
09/04/15 CB Jason McCourty Groin out indefinitely
09/04/15 DT Sammie Hill Knee out indefinitely
09/04/15 LB Zaviar Gooden Hamstring out indefinitely
09/14/15 LB Scott Solomon Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/13/15 WR Dwayne Bowe Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/13/15 QB Josh McCown Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/13/15 CB Justin Gilbert Hip "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/13/15 DE Nate Orchard Back "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
09/11/15 RB Robert Turbin Ankle out indefinitely
09/07/15 CB Charles Gaines Hamstring IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 8)
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee
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