Every team in the NFL comes into the new season looking to get out to a fast start that will help them build some momentum in the race for playoff spots. While it is possible to recover from a slow start, it’s certainly not the ideal way to go into a new season. The Raiders and Titans meet up this weekend in a game that is very much a must win for both teams. They are both sitting at 0-2 on the season and know that falling into an 0-3 hole might prove too difficult to return from. The pressure is very much on, and the bookies see this one as being incredibly tight. They have the Raiders in as a 2-point road favorite, with the point total currently set at 45 ½. Let’s dig a little deeper into this matchup to see how it might play out so you can place your bets on NFL Odds.
NFL Week 3 Betting Preview for Las Vegas Raiders vs Tennessee Titans
Las Vegas versus Tennessee Game Info
- When: Sunday, Sept 25 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the Las Vegas Raiders
The big question coming into this weekend is how the Raiders will bounce back after a stunning loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. It was a game that the Raiders looked to have locked up in the 4th quarter before undergoing a mammoth collapse that allowed Arizona to come from behind to steal the win. With that loss, Las Vegas is now just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games, and while that may have you thinking you should bet against them, there are other trends to consider. Most notably that they are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 visits to Tennessee. Overall versus the Titans, they have covered in 8 of their last 12 meetings. As far as the point total goes, the Raiders have seen the UNDER hit in 5 of their last 7 games. 5 of their last 7 road games versus the AFC have also gone UNDER.
Why bet on the Tennessee Titans
Tennessee opened the season fully expecting to come away with the win against the New York Giants, but they ended up losing that one 21-20. Things went from bad to worse in Week 2 when they were totally blown out by the Buffalo Bills, a team that looks like a legit Super Bowl contender. It goes without saying that the Titans need a win here in the worst way possible, with the good news being that they are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matchups versus teams from the AFC West. Where things get a little less appealing is playing against the spread, with the Titans going just 2-6 in their last 8 games versus conference opposition. As for the point total, the UNDER has hit in 6 of their last 8 games overall.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think it’s fair to suggest that we are looking at a close game here, with the UNDER looking to be the best bet to go with. The pressure is very much on both teams here, but I think it will be the Titans who come out on top with the win.
NFL Week 3 Betting Pick: Las Vegas Raiders 20 Tennessee Titans 23