Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, 8/27/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 3
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
TV: NFL League Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Titans (-3)
The Arizona Cardinals (11-6 last year) are hitting the road to Nissan Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Tennessee Titans (12-5 last season). Arizona is 3-point dogs. The total has been set at 39.
The Arizona Cardinals finished the year holding a 11-6 mark. In their last contest of last season, the Cardinals faced the Rams and went home with a loss by a final score of 34-11. Chase Edmonds was the leader on the ground for the Cardinals with 8 carries for 28 yds (3.5 yds per carry). Christian Kirk had an average of 8.5 yards per catch by totaling 51 yards on 6 receptions. Kyler Murray went 19/34 with 137 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 40.9 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. In the running game, the Cardinals conceded 140 yds on 38 tries, which calculates to 3.7 yards per rush surrendered. Arizona surrendered 14 completions on 18 attempts for a total of 235 yds, and a completion percentage of 77.8%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 54 plays which totaled 183 yards. The Arizona Cardinals ended up running the ball 18 times and accounted for 61 yds, which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per tote.
The Cardinals had 6,352 total yards for the prior campaign. Arizona had 214 1st downs offensively, and they were flagged for 114 penalties for 990 yards. Arizona compiled 27 touchdowns through the air and 23 rushing touchdowns. They turned the football over 15 times (11 interceptions and 4 fumbles lost). Offensively they averaged 122.1 yds on the ground, giving them a rank of 10th in the National Football League. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Arizona Cardinals had an average of 26.4 PPG.
The Cardinals were ranked 11th in the National Football League concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 21.5 PPG. The opposition ran for an average of 4.6 yards per rush on the ground and 114.8 rushing yards per game for the prior year. Overall, they conceded 1,952 rushing yards through 17 contests. Concerning yards through the air, the Cardinals gave up 3,645 yards which had them ranked 7th in the league. During their 17 games played last year, they gave up 214.4 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 65.4%. They granted 329.2 yards per game putting them 11th in the NFL. They granted 30 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 10 rushing touchdowns.
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The Titans finished the season having earned a 12-5 record. When they last played last year, the Titans walked away with a loss by a score of 19-16 when they played the Bengals. Ryan Tannehill (1 TD) ended the contest with 220 yards on 15/24 passing while his QB rating was 66.7. He threw 3 picks and his avg yards per attempt was 9.17 yds. Julio Jones was one of the featured targets for the Titans, bringing in 6 balls for 62 yds (10.3 yds per catch). D'Onta Foreman carried the ball 4 times for 66 yds, walking away from the contest with 16.5 yds per attempt for Tennessee. The Titans finished the contest with a total of 353 yds while running 52 plays (6.8 yds per play). Tennessee ran the football for 5.2 yards per tote, finishing the game with 140 yds on 27 attempts. Tennessee allowed 18 rushing attempts for 65 yards (3.6 yards per carry). The Titans secondary allowed a completion rate of 75.7%, relinquishing 280 yds on 28 out of 37 passing.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Titans were ranked 15th in the league maintaining an average of 24.6 points per game. Last season, the Titans threw for 3,418 yards through the air in addition to an average of 201.1 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 24th out of all NFL teams. They maintained an average of 141.4 rushing yards per game and rushed for 2,404 yards for the year. The Tennessee Titans maintained an average of 342.5 yards/game which was good for 17th in the NFL. The Tennessee offense racked up 973 penalty yds on 103 infractions, which was good for 17th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They gave away 14 interceptions while conceding 11 fumbles and they tallied 194 first downs.
The Titans allowed 20.8 points per contest, which had them in 6th of all teams in the league. Tennessee gave up a total of 1,438 yards via the ground game (84.6 yards per game) in addition to 14 touchdowns via the rush last year. They gave up 24 touchdowns via the pass and 245.2 yards per outing, ranking them 25th in the league. The Titans defense took the field for 1,039 plays, ranking them 10th in football. Overall, they surrendered 354 total points. Their defense tallied 22 turnovers (6 fumbles recovered and 16 interceptions) over the course of last year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +3
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