Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 9/14/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos
Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -3
Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos host the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High on Monday, September 14, 2020. Tennessee opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 42.
The Titans finished the season holding a 9-7 record. They racked up 5,805 total yards over the course of last season. As a unit they had an average of 138.9 yds via the ground game, ranking this team 3rd in the National Football League. Tennessee compiled 29 touchdowns through the air and 21 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Tennessee Titans were sitting at 25.1 points per outing. When it comes to yards through the air, the Titans conceded 4,080 yards which had them sitting in 24th in the league. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.0 yards per running attempt and 104.5 rushing yards per game for the prior season. They allowed 25 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 running touchdowns. For the season, they gave up 1,672 rushing yards through 16 contests. They allowed 359.5 yards/contest putting them 21st in the league. The Titans were ranked 12th in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, conceding 20.7 PPG.
Ryan Tannehill has thrown 145 touchdowns while giving up 81 picks and the longest pass of his career went for 91 yards. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 4.5% and his interception rate is 2.5%. He's been driven back 2,097 yards while being the victim of a QB sack 279 different times. He is averaging 231.8 yards per game through the air with a 117.5 quarterback rating. In the 100 contests in his career, Tannehill has completed 2,030 of 3,197 attempts for 23,176 yards. Up to this point in his career, Derrick Henry has stepped onto the gridiron in 62 games and has gained 3,833 yards on the ground. He's been handed the ball 804 different times to the tune of 4.8 yards per carry. He is rushing for 61.8 yds per game and has scored 38 different times while carrying the ball. Henry has fumbled the ball 7 times in his career and his longest run is 75 yds.
The Broncos finished last year holding a 7-9 record. They averaged 103.9 yards per game via the ground game and ran for 1,662 yards overall. Last season, the Broncos compiled 3,115 passing yards along with an average of 194.7 passing yards per game, putting them at 28th in the NFL. The Denver Broncos averaged 298.6 yards per contest which was good for 28th out of all teams in the league. In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Broncos were ranked 28th in the league scoring 17.6 points per outing. Denver gave up a total of 1,783 yards on the ground (111.4 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns by ground during the 2019 season. In total, they conceded 316 points in total. They surrendered 19 touchdowns through the air and gave up 225.6 yards/contest, which put them in 11th in the NFL. The Broncos surrendered 19.8 points per contest, which had them in 10th in the NFL.
For his career, Lock has passed for 1,020 yds with 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Since he's been in the NFL, he's been sacked 5 different times for a total of 26 yds lost. He has a QB rating of 89.7 with a touchdown percentage of 4.5% and an interception percentage of 1.9%. His longest completion during his time in the NFL was for 48 yds and he's passing for 204.0 yards per outing. Drew Lock has completed 100 of his career 156 tosses for a completion percentage of 64.1%. Melvin Gordon has rushed for 4,240 yds carrying the ball in 67 games played in his career. His average when carrying the ball is 4.0 and he's carried it 1,059 total times. He has rushed for 36 TD's with the longest carry being for 66 yards. Gordon averages 63.3 yards on the ground per game thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Titans +3
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