Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Titans (-3)
The Tennessee Titans (1-1) welcome the Indianapolis Colts (0-2) at Nissan Stadium on Sunday. Tennessee opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
The Indianapolis Colts come into this game with a record of 0-2 for this year. In their last game, the Colts went up against the Rams and took a loss by a final of 27-24. Carson Wentz connected on 20/31 with 247 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 86.4 and finished the game with 1 pick. Michael Pittman Jr. had an average of 15.4 yds per catch by accumulating 123 yds on 8 receptions. Jonathan Taylor was the best rusher for the Colts with 15 carries for 51 yards (3.4 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they ran 65 plays which gave them 354 yds. The Indianapolis Colts ended up running the ball 26 different times and accumulated 109 yds, which came out to an average of 4.2 yds per carry. Against the run, the Colts conceded 101 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 3.5 yards per rush surrendered. Indianapolis surrendered 19 pass completions on 30 tries for 270 yds, and a completion rate of 63.3%.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Indianapolis Colts are averaging 20.0 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 111.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 16th in the league. The Colts have racked up 690 total yards for the season. Indianapolis has accounted for 27 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 5 infractions for 41 yards. They have surrendered the football 3 different times (2 picks and 1 fumble lost).
Regarding yards through the air, the Colts have surrendered 511 yards which ranks them 17th in the NFL. They are giving up 255.5 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 69.8%. Overall, they are allowing 376.0 yards per contest which puts them 18th in the NFL. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 120.5 rushing yards per game for the year. For the year, they have given up 241 running yards through 2 contests. The Colts are ranked 24th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 27.5 points per game.
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The Titans come into this game with a record of 1-1 this season. In their last game, the Titans got the victory with a final of 33-30 when they faced the Seahawks. Ryan Tannehill ended the contest with 347 yards on 27/40 through the air while his quarterback rate was 94.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his longest pass completion went for 51 yds. Julio Jones was featured in the passing game for the Titans, bringing in 6 balls for 128 yards (21.3 yds per catch). Derrick Henry carried the ball 35 times for 182 yards, finishing the contest with 5.2 yards per attempt for Tennessee. The Titans finished with 532 yards while they ran 83 plays (6.4 yds per play). Tennessee ran the football for 5.3 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 212 yards on 40 carries. Tennessee conceded 18 running attempts for 77 yards (4.3 yards per carry). The Titans secondary gave up a completion rate of 71.0%, surrendering 320 yds on 22 for 31 passing.
In relation to how much they score, the Titans rank 17th in football with an average of 23.0 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Titans have compiled 482 yards via the pass as well as an average of 241.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They have an average of 149.0 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 298 yards for the year. The Tennessee Titans have an average of 390.0 yards per outing which ranks them 10th in football. The Tennessee offense has compiled 102 penalty yards on 12 infractions, ranking them 23rd in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 1 pick while allowing opponents to recover 3 fumbles and they have been able to earn 28 1st downs.
The Titans are giving up 34.0 points per game, which has them ranked 29th in football. Tennessee has conceded a total of 213 yards rushing (106.5 yards/game) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush for the 2020 season. They have allowed the opposition 6 touchdowns through the air and 300.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 28th in the league. The Titans defense has been on the field for 119 plays, which has them sitting 9th in the NFL. Overall, they have surrendered 68 total points. Their defense has tallied 1 takeaway (1 pick) on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Titans -3
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