Los Angeles Chargers vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, 9/17/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Titans (+3.5)
Nissan Stadium is the location where the Tennessee Titans (0-1) will try to beat the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) on Sunday. Tennessee opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total is set at 46.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Chargers played against the Dolphins and took a loss by a score of 36-34. Justin Herbert went 23/33 with 228 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 99.1 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Austin Ekeler led the offense in rushing for the Chargers with 16 carries for 117 yds (7.3 yards per carry). Keenan Allen had an average of 12.7 yds per catch by earning 76 yds on 6 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up rushing 40 times and accrued 234 yards, earning them an average of 5.9 yds per carry. On the day, they tallied 76 plays which converted into 433 yds. Los Angeles relinquished 28 pass completions on 45 tries for a total of 466 yds, and a completion rate of 62.2%. When it came to stopping the run, the Chargers conceded 70 yards on 20 attempts, which is an average of 3.5 yds per rush surrendered.
The Chargers have earned 433 total yards for this campaign. Los Angeles has recorded 10 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 6 penalties for 70 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Los Angeles has totaled 1 touchdown in the air and 3 touchdowns on the ground. They haven't turned the ball over yet. As a team they maintain an average of 234.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 1st in the NFL. Regarding putting points on the board, the Los Angeles Chargers have an average of 34.0 points per outing.
Regarding passing yards, the Chargers have surrendered 466 yards which has them sitting in 32nd in the NFL. They are allowing 466.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.2%. Overall, they have allowed 536.0 yards per outing putting them at 32nd in the NFL. They are giving up 3.5 yards per rushing attempt and 70.0 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Overall, they have allowed 70 running yards through 1 game. The Chargers are ranked 30th in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 36.0 points per contest.
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The Titans head into this game 0-1 for this year. In their last game, the Titans went home defeated by a final of 16-15 against the Saints. Ryan Tannehill ended the game with 198 yards on 16/34 through the air while his quarterback rating was 28.8. He tossed 3 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.8 yards. Derrick Henry carried the ball 15 times for 63 yds, ending the game with 4.2 yards per attempt for Tennessee. DeAndre Hopkins was one of the featured targets for the Titans, bringing in 7 footballs for 65 yds (9.3 yds per reception). Tennessee ran for 4.7 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 104 yds on 22 attempts. The Titans finished the contest with a total of 285 yards while they ran 59 plays (4.8 yards per play). The Titans pass defense gave up a completion rate of 69.7%, relinquishing 282 yards on 23 for 33 passing. Tennessee allowed 27 attempts on the ground for 69 yards (2.6 yds per carry).
In terms of how much they score, the Titans rank 26th in the league by scoring 15.0 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Titans have compiled 181 yards via the pass. They hold an average of 104.0 yards per game via the rush. The Tennessee Titans are averaging 285.0 yards per outing which is good for 16th in football. The Tennessee offense has accrued 45 penalty yards on 6 violations, ranking them 19th in the league in terms of giving up free yards.
They have allowed the opposition 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 282.0 yards/outing, which has them in 28th in the league. Tennessee has allowed a total of 69 yards rushing. Their defense has totaled 2 turnovers (1 fumble and 1 interception) over the course of the season. The Titans defense has been on the field for 64 plays, which is good for 16th in football. The Titans are relinquishing 16.0 PPG, which has them ranked 10th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans +3.5
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