Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/9/2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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The Tennessee Titans travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 35. The Titans had an ATS record of 9-8-1 last season while their over/under record was 10-8-0. The Packers had an over/under record of 11-5-0 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread.
Valuable Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans were 10-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Tennessee Titans were 9-8-1 against the spread last year
Important Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 11-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Tennessee Titans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/01/18 LB Jake Ryan Knee is out for season
07/07/18 RB Aaron Jones Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs Washington)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans were 19th in the NFL in points scored with 334 last season. They ran 974 plays last year for 5,024 yards, which ranked them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Titans averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 17th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee ran for 1,833 yards as a team, which ranked 15th in the NFL. They ran 443 times last year, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Titans were penalized on offense 85 times for 785 yards last season, which had them 31st in the league in penalties. Marcus Mariota threw for 3,232 yards last season. He completed 281 passes on 453 attempts for a completion percentage of 62%. His quarterback rating last year was 79.3. He averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
Tennessee was 17th in the league in points allowed on defense with 356 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,248 yards on D, which was 13th in the NFL. The Titans were ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 12th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 369 passes on 605 attempts against the Tennessee Titans defense last season, placing them 29th and 32nd in the National Football League. The Tennessee pass defense also gave up a total of 3,828 yards through the air, which was 25th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 398 attempts for 1,420 yards last year, putting them in 4th place in the league against the run. The Titans committed 119 penalties for 942 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 22nd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 37.3% of possessions on defense, which was 26th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee was ranked 12th in the league in punt returns last season with 36. They accumulated 305 punt return yards and averaged 8.5 yards per return, which was 16th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 46 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 618 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Titans averaged 22.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 57 yards last year. They were 27th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,150. The Tennessee Titans attempted 42 field goals last season and made 35, which was 6th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Tennessee Titans kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 31 for 33 last year. Their punters totaled 3,729 yards on 75 punts, averaging 49.7 yards per punt. That placed them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers ran for 1,724 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 17th in the league. They ran 386 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 96 times for 789 yards last season, which had them 25th in the NFL in penalties. They were 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 320. They ran 999 plays last year for 4,891 yards, which ranked them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Packers averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 25th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 307 1st downs last season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Aaron Rodgers completed 154 throws while attempting 238 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7% last year. He passed for 1,675 yards. He averaged 10.9 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 97.2.
The Packers rush defense gave up 464 attempts for 1,793 yards last season, putting them in 17th place in the NFL against the run. They had 94 penalties for 832 yards on defense last year. That placed them 6th in the league. They allowed a score on 40.2% of possessions on defense, which was 31st in the NFL. Green Bay was 26th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 384. They gave up a total of 5,582 yards on D, which was 22nd in the league. The Packers were 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 29th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 348 throws on 513 attempts against the Green Bay defense last season, ranking them 21st and 6th in the league. The Green Bay Packers pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,789 yards in the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers tried 19 field goals last season and made 15, which was 32nd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 78.9%. Green Bay kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,155 yards on 71 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That ranked them 20th in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay was 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 27 last year. They totaled 289 punt return yards and averaged 10.7 yards per return, which was 2nd in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 65 yards. They returned 35 kicks for 761 yards on special teams, placing them 10th in kick return yardage. The Packers averaged 21.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 34 yards last season. They were 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,306.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Titans +1
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