Tennessee Titans vs Minnesota Vikings News & Picks
Tennessee Titans vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
|Tennessee Titans||-2½ -120||50 -110 O||-145|
|Minnesota Vikings||+2½ Ev||50 -110 U||+125|
**Odds as of 09/25**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Titans were one win away from representing the AFC in last season’s Super Bowl. Now, following their 2-0 start, Tennessee is looking to build an early lead in the AFC South. In Week 2, the Titans managed to pick up the No. 1 spot in the division with a close 33-30 win over the Jaguars. Although the game was closer than expected, Tennessee showed it is capable of winning tough contests. The same cannot be said about Minnesota.
The Vikings opened the season with a 43-34 loss to the Packers in a game in which they were the favored team. The following week, the Vikings had an opportunity to rebound against the Indianapolis Colts. However, Kirk Cousins failed to lead his team to a win, finishing the day with a whopping 3 interceptions that gave way to a 28-11 loss to the Colts. There’s no real reason to expect Minnesota to turn things around. Cousins hasn’t looked good and the running game hasn’t been strong enough to pick up the slack. Stick with Tennesee.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Vikings (0-2) have their backs against the wall, but at least that wall is located in U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota has an opportunity to get in the win column, essentially saving their season, by beating Tennessee in Week 3.
The Vikings are 2 ½-point underdogs vs the Titans and have posted a 13-4 record ATS as home dogs since the 2012-13 campaign. Minnesota is also 5-1 against the spread vs Tennessee over their last six meetings. We all realize that the Vikings are underperforming, and we know that it won’t go on forever. Week 3 Minnesota will use Tennessee as a tourniquet.
The Titans are 2-0 by the skin of their teeth, winning both games by a total of five points. If not for the clutch kicking of future Hall of Famer Stephen Gostkowski, Tennessee might be 0-2. The Titans are 9-16-1 against the spread as road favorites dating back to 2008-09. Look for Tennessee to hit a speed bump in Minnesota on Sunday.
It’s Raining Ducketts: Free Pick ATS, Minnesota Vikings +2.5
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Just when we thought that all the Tennessee Titans offensive power was provided by Derrick Henry, QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 239 yards and 4 touchdowns in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans average 24.5 points per game and are becoming a double-threat team.
The Minnesota Vikings were a disaster in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, especially Kirk Cousins who only completed 11 passes for 113 yards and 3 interceptions.
The good news is that you can’t play worse than that and last season after a poor game and being called out by Adam Thielen, Cousins improved a lot. The Vikings average 22.5 points per game.
The total has gone over in five of Minnesota’s last six games against an opponent from the AFC. Go over in a close one.