Tennessee Titans vs Carolina Panthers Week 9 NFL Expert Predictions / Football Picks
The Tennessee Titans will travel to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday afternoon for a Week 9 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
Odds Analysis: The Panthers, who are 4-1 with Kyle Allen, only have the customary 3-point boost to the spread as a home team, as they opened as 3.5-point favorites. With both teams relying heavily on the running game, and the Titans with one of the league’s better defenses, the total opened at just 41 points
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|Tennessee Titans||Lines||Carolina Panthers|
|+3.5 (-110)||Spread||-3.5 (-110)|
|Over 42 (-110)||Total||Under 42 (-110)|
|Tennessee Titans||Concensus||Carolina Panthers|
|Over 61%||Total||Under 39%|
|Tennessee Titans||Score and stat||Carolina Panthers|
|4-4 (4-4 ATS)||Stats/Additional||4-3 (4-3 ATS)|
|Tennessee Titans +3.5|
In their last game the Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-23 at home. Tannehill was 21 of 33 passing for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns. Running back Derrick Henry was shut down most of the day against a tough Tampa Bay defense but was able to carry the ball 16 times for 75 yards.
Tannehill threw touchdown passes to Jonnu Smith, Tajae Sharpe and A.J. Brown. Defensively the Titans are heading into the game with 16.9 points a game allowed. The defense for the Titans is giving up 354 yards a game, 257 in the air and 97 on the ground.
Tannehill has been efficient with the football, completing 70.9 percent of his passes, while throwing for five touchdowns and only one interception over his last two starts. He’s led the Titans on game-winning fourth-quarter touchdown drives in each of the past two weeks and is fresh off of throwing three touchdowns in last week’s 27-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Titans have won six straight games vs. NFC teams and second-year coach Mike Vrabel has yet to lose to an NFC team. Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Titans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 9. Titans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games after.
|M. Mariota Tennessee Titans Quarterback|
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|Carolina Panthers -3.5|
Carolina won four straight with Kyle Allen under center before being crushed 51-13 at San Francisco last week. The Panthers are trying not to slip too far behind NFC South leader New Orleans, whom they’ll face twice in the final six weeks of the season.
Undrafted sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen has been one of the biggest stories in the first half of the NFL season. Thrust into the starting role when Cam Newton went down with an injury, he won his first four games, throwing for seven touchdowns and no interceptions and being sacked just 10 times.
Running back Christian McCaffrey had a decent day carrying the football 14 times for 117 yards and 1 touchdown. With the ineffectiveness of Kyle Allen against the 49ers defense the wide receiving coure struggled, the lead receiver for the Panthers on the day was Curtis Samuel who caught 4 passes for just 46 yards.
Newton is apparently still “in the middle” of his rehab and appears to be more than a week away from returning under center. While Newton won’t be returning against the Titans, don’t expect any changes under center this week. Carolina faces a Tennessee team that has won two straight to get back to .500 under quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Panthers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. Panthers are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game. Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than.
|K. Allen Carolina Panthers Quarterback|
|Carolina has four rushing touchdowns longer than 40 yards, the most in the NFL and the most in a season in franchise history.|
|Tennessee TE Jonnu Smith led the team in receptions (six) and receiving yards (78) and caught a touchdown pass last week while filling in for Delanie Walker (doubtful, ankle).|
|Henry and McCaffrey are two of three players (Todd Gurley) with at least 1,500 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns since the start of last season.|
|The Pick: Carolina Panthers -3.5, Over 42|