The Tennessee Titans play the Carolina Panthers in a battle between promoted back-up quarterbacks on November 3, 2019, at the Bank of America Stadium. Let’s get ready for this game by taking look at both teams, so we can place your NFL bets.
Offense Has Been Working
After their offense struggled for six games under Marcus Mariota, the Tennessee Titans handed over the keys to his back-up Ryan Tannehill in Week 7 and since then the offense has been working. Tennessee has won back to back games and in his last outing, Tannehill threw for three touchdowns without an interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tannehill has thrown for 649 passing yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions in two starts. He hasn’t produced monster numbers but his production has helped open up the field for Derrick Henry’s rushing game. Henry has rushed for 581 yards with five touchdowns on the season.
The Titans rank 20th in the league in passing at 200.8 yards per game while also ranking 20th on the ground with 98.3 rushing yards per contest. Tennessee is 26th in the NFL in scoring at 18.5 points per game and they are allowing their opponents to score 16.9 points per outing this season.
Odds were taken from TitanBet as of 10/31/19
A Big Surprise
Like the Titans, the Panthers lost their starting quarterback to injury. Thrust into the spotlight when Cam Newton got hurt, Kyle Allen has been a big surprise as he has been 4-1 SU in his five starts. Allen threw for seven touchdowns with no interceptions while winning his first four starts. Last week though, Allen bumped into the 49ers defense and his team were blasted 13-51.
Allen struggled on 19-37 passing for only 158 yards with no touchdown and three interceptions against San Francisco. MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey 735 rushing yards with 8 rushing touchdowns on 141 carries. McCaffrey also has caught 39 passes with two touchdowns this season. D.J. Moore has 463 receiving yards with 38 catches on the season.
The Panthers are ranked 10th in rushing at 129.6 yards per game and they are also 25th in passing at only 205.9 yards per contest. Carolina is scoring an average of 25.6 points per game but they are also allowing their foes to score an average of 26.3 points per game this season. The Panthers head to this contest as the NFL betting favorites to beat the Titans.
The Titans are 3-2 SU in their last five games played. Tennessee is 2-2 SU in their four road games played this season and 6-0 SU in their last six opponents against the NFC Conference. The Panthers are 4-1 SU in their last five games played. Carolina is 1-5 SU in their last five games played at home and 9-2 SU in their last 11 games against the AFC Conference. Head to head, the Titan are 3-2 SU in their last five games played against the Panthers.
This is one of the more interesting matchups in Week 9. The Titans head to this game with a two-game winning streak. But remember that the Panthers won four in a row before they ran into the 49ers. Carolina is looking for a bounce-back win and playing at home gives them the perfect venue to do so. Carolina doesn’t have that New England defense but they should have enough to contain Ryan Tannehill. Tennessee’s defense is going to keep this game close but the Panthers have the better overall team and should win this one at home. I’m picking the Carolina Panthers to beat the Tennessee Titans on 11/3/19.
Prediction: Carolina Panthers
Other Bets to Make
The Titans are 4-4 ATS in eight games played this season and they are 2-2 ATS in their four road games played. Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the NFC South Division and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games played in November. The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games played and 1-2 ATS in three home games this season. Carolina is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games played against the AFC Division and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games played in Week 9.
Odds from TitanBet as of 10/31/19
Tennessee has outscored Carolina by 3.6 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 7.67 points per game in their last three games played. Tennessee has played good defense this season but it’s not like they are the 49ers or the Patriots. Allen will be looking to have a bounce-back game and because they are playing at home, they will likely get a win here. It’s going to be close but I think the Panthers are going to cover the spread. Tennessee is 7-17 in their last 24 games played against teams with a winning record. Carolina is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after playing consecutive road games. I like the Panthers to win a close game and cover the spread.
Prediction: Panthers -4
The total has gone under in five out of the last seven games played by the Titans. Tennessee has seen the total go under in four out of their last five games played on the road. The total has gone over in four out of the last five games played by the Panthers. The over is 2-1 in the last three games played by Carolina and the over is also 5-1 in their last six November games. Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams.
Odds from TitanBet as of 10/31/19
These teams have combined to score 37.6 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 32.33 points per game in their last three games played. Carolina has gone over that total in four out of their last five games played. The Titans rank 4th in the NFL in points allowed per game at just 16.9 points this season and they are 7th from the bottom in offense with an average of 18.5 points per game. They have gone over 41 total points in only two games this season. The under is 3-0 in their last three meetings and the average score in those three games was 32.33 points per game. These are two teams who rely more on their running game than their passing. I think the Titans hold the Panthers down to their pace in this game.
Prediction: Under 41.5