Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans NFL Tips 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts are headed to Nissan Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Tennessee Titans. Indianapolis opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 44. The Colts are 0-1-0 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Titans are 1-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-0-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Indianapolis Colts took on the Los Angeles Chargers and were beaten 30-24. Leading the way at QB for the Colts was Jacoby Brissett who went 21/27 with 190 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Marlon Mack paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 63 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 174 yards by way of 25 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per tote. T.Y. Hilton was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 87 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 10.9 yards per catch for the game.
The Colts head into this game 0-1 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 24 points per game, ranking them 18th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 203 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the AFC. For total yards, they rank 8th in the AFC and 15th in the league with 376 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Colts currently have a total of 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the division and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Colts have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 30 points per contest which has them at 11th in the AFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Colts have allowed 310 yards. Teams are completing 73.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.2 yards per try. They have allowed 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. When it comes to yards on the ground, Indianapolis is allowing 125 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the division and 23rd among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6 yards per rush putting them 14th among AFC teams and 28th among NFL teams overall. In total, they have conceded 203 rushing yards through 1 game.
In the last game they played, the Tennessee Titans played the Cleveland Browns and earned the win by a score of 43-13. Leading the way at QB for the Titans was Marcus Mariota who went 14/24 with 248 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Derrick Henry led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he tallied 1 TD in the game. He scurried for 84 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per run. A.J. Brown was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 100 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 33.3 yards per reception for that game.
The Titans step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Titans have one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Titans are currently ranked 1st in the division and 2nd out of all the teams in the league with an average of 43 points per game. Tennessee needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 123 rushing yards per contest, putting them 11th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 123 rushing yards through 1 game, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Titans average 339 yards per game overall ranking them 23rd in the NFL and 13th in the AFC.
The Titans are conceding 13 points per contest ranking them 1st in the AFC South and 6th in the league. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 13 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 102 yards per game which puts them at 16th in the NFL and 1st in the division. This season, they have allowed 102 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units among NFL teams. They are allowing 244 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Titans currently sit at 7th among AFC teams. They have allowed 1 passing TD for this year.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans -2.5
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