Okay BetUS sportsbook betting enthusiasts, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in with a potentially winning wager when Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings host Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans in their intriguing Week 3 inter-conference clash on Sunday.
After dropping their first two games of the 2020 NFL regular season, Minnesota is desperate and will be looking to cover the spread as a slight home underdog while Tennessee looks to keep their unblemished record intact. With both teams going all-out for the win in this matchup, let’s find out where the best NFL online betting value lies in this Week 3 affair.
Game: Tennessee (2-0) at Minnesota (0-2)
Location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Time: Sunday 2020 at 1 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
Moneyline: Vikings +125| Titans -145
Tennessee took out Denver 16-14 in its regular-season opener and got past Jacksonville 33-30 in a high-scoring affair against its AFC South division rivals in Week 2. The Vikings topped the 30-point plateau in their regular season opener, but still managed to fall to Green Bay 43-34 in Week 1, while suffering an embarrassing 28-11 loss against Indianapolis in Week 2.
Minnesota has gone 1-5 SU in their last six games. However, the Vikings have gone a stellar 17-6 SU in their last 23 games while going 6-1 SU in their last seven games against Tennessee. The Titans are 5-1 SU in their last six games and an even more impressive 6-1 SU in their last seven road games.
Pick: Tennessee To Win
Point Spread: Tennessee -2½
While the Titans are off to a 2-0 start heading into Week 3, Tennessee has failed to cover the spread in its first two games. Still, the Titans have gone 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite. Not only that, but Tennessee is also 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Minnesota has also failed to cover the NFL betting line in its first two games while going 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in its last five games in the month of September. While Tennessee has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings against Minnesota, the favorite in this inter-conference rivalry has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
Pick: Titans to Cover
Over/Under: 50 points
The Under is 4-1 in Tennessee’s last 5 games in the month of September and an identical 4-1 in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record.
The Over is 7-2 in the Titans last 9 games as a favorite and 11-4 in their last 15 games overall.
The Under is 4-0 in Minnesota’s last 4 home games against a team with a winning road record and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home underdog. The Under is also 18-7 in the Vikings last 25 games as an underdog and 9-4 in their last 13 games following a straight up loss.
Pick: Under 50 Total Points
Props Talk for Titans-Vikings
Total TDs in the Game
Over 5½ +115
Under 5½ -145
Tennessee put two touchdowns on the board against Denver in Week 1 while putting four touchdowns on the board against Jacksonville last weekend. Minnesota scored four touchdowns in Week 1 against Green Bay, but could only manage to reach the end zone once in the dismal Week 2 loss at Indianapolis. Six touchdowns look like a bit too much for these teams.
Team To Score The Longest Touchdown
The Falcons scored four consecutive times against the Cowboys in Week 2 and the Bears put three straight scores on the board against Detroit in their regular-season opener. This time around though, I don’t see the Bears putting three straight scores on the board because I still don’t trust Mitchell Trubisky despite his hot start and I expect Chicago’s stout defense to keep Atlanta’s potent offense from scoring three straight times as well.
I was expecting Minnesota to be a lot better out of the gate than the Vikings have been through two weeks, but after watching their struggles on both sides of the ball, I just don’t see them being able to keep pace with a Tennessee Titans team that has a steady quarterback in Ryan Tannehill and a consistent rushing attack that is led by the powerful Derrick Henry.
The Titans are one of seven teams with a successful road passing rate of at least 60%. Tennessee has gone, 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven games as a favorite and has the slight statistical edge in scoring (24.5 ppg-22.5 ppg) and a much bigger advantage in fewest points allowed (22.0 ppg-35.5 ppg). Even at home, I don’t see Minnesota getting it done in Week 3!
Final Score: Tennessee 27 Minnesota 23