Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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The Oakland Raiders travel to LP Field to take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53. The Raiders had an ATS record of 10-7-0 last season while their over/under record was 12-5-0. The Titans had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders were 12-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Oakland Raiders were 10-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Tennessee Titans were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
08/28/17 CB David Amerson Head "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
08/28/17 FB Jamize Olawale Leg "?" Sunday vs. Tennessee
08/28/17 DB Keith McGill Foot out indefinitely
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Titans Injuries
08/28/17 WR Corey Davis Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
08/28/17 WR Eric Decker Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
07/30/17 WR Tajae Sharpe Foot PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders were 7th in the NFL in points scored with 416 last season. They ran 1,048 plays last year for 5,973 yards, which ranked them 6th in the league in total offense. The Raiders averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 10th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 333 1st downs last year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland ran for 1,922 yards as a team, which ranked 6th in the NFL. They ran 434 times last year, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders were penalized on offense 147 times for 1,247 yards last season, which had them 1st in the league in penalties. Derek Carr threw for 3,937 yards last season. He completed 357 passes on 560 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8%. His QBR last year was 62.1 while is quarterback rating was 96.7. He averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion.
Oakland was 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 385 last year. They surrendered a total of 6,001 yards on D, which was 26th in the NFL. The Raiders were ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense gave up 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 328 passes on 541 attempts against the Oakland Raiders defense last season, placing them 5th and 6th in the National Football League. The Oakland pass defense also gave up a total of 4,120 yards through the air, which was 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 421 attempts for 1,881 yards last year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. The Raiders committed 115 penalties for 1062 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 30th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.3% of possessions on defense, which was 17th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland was ranked 4th in the league in punt returns last season with 41. They accumulated 380 punt return yards and averaged 9.3 yards per return, which was 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 47 yards. They returned 26 kicks for 534 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Raiders averaged 20.5 yards per kick return and had a long of 50 yards last year. They were 12th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,973. The Oakland Raiders attempted 35 field goals last season and made 29, which was 10th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 82.9%. Oakland Raiders kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 last year. Their punters totaled 3,938 yards on 81 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That placed them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans ran for 2,187 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 3rd in the league. They ran 476 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Titans were penalized on offense 110 times for 1,012 yards last season, which had them 11th in the NFL in penalties. They were 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 381. They ran 1,008 plays last year for 5,728 yards, which ranked them 11th in the NFL in total offense. The Titans averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 9th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 322 1st downs last season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Marcus Mariota completed 276 throws while attempting 451 passes for a completion percentage of 61.2% last year. He passed for 3,426 yards. He averaged 12.4 yards per completion and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 95.6 and his QBR was 64.9.
The Titans rush defense gave up 356 attempts for 1,413 yards last season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. They had 137 penalties for 1,191 yards on defense last year. That placed them 32nd in the league. They allowed a score on 35% of possessions on defense, which was 14th in the NFL. Tennessee was 17th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 378. They gave up a total of 5,720 yards on D, which was 20th in the league. The Titans were 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 388 throws on 635 attempts against the Tennessee defense last season, ranking them 28th and 31st in the league. The Tennessee Titans pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,307 yards in the air, which was 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Titans tried 24 field goals last season and made 22, which was 23rd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 91.7%. Tennessee kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 41 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,402 yards on 77 punts, averaging 30 yards per punt. That ranked them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Tennessee was 16th in the NFL in punt returns with 30 last year. They totaled 236 punt return yards and averaged 7.9 yards per return, which was 20th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 18 yards. They returned 33 kicks for 629 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Titans averaged 19.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 37 yards last season. They were 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,772.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders +1
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