Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans - 10/13/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans (2-3) at Denver Broncos (1-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm (Broncos Stadium at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos -2.5 -- Over/Under: 38.5
The Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos meet Sunday in NFL action at Empower Field at Mile High.
The Tennessee Titans need a big road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Tennessee Titans have split their last eight road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,116 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mariota has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 14 games. A.J. Brown and Corey Davis have combined for 451 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Delanie Walker has 18 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 115.6 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 388 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 15.2 points and 332.2 yards per game. Jayon Brown leads the Tennessee Titans with 36 tackles, Harold Landry III has four sacks and Logan Ryan has two interceptions.
The Denver Broncos look for another victory to rebound from a rough 1-4 start to the season. The Denver Broncos have lost each of their last four home games. Joe Flacco is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,258 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Flacco has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 708 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Phillip Lindsay has 17 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 118.6 yards per contest, and Lindsay leads the way with 327 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 21.2 points and 328.6 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Denver Broncos with 27 tackles, Von Miller has two sacks and Justin Simmons has one interception.
The Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 17-35-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Broncos are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Titans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 20-7-1 in Broncos last 28 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Titans last 4 games overall.
The Tennessee Titans have covered six of their last nine games as a road underdog. The Denver Broncos are 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games as home favorite. The Titans are one of the tougher teams in the league to figure out, as one week they're beating up on a talented team and look like an AFC playoff contender, the next week they can't move the ball and are getting controlled at home by Buffalo. The Denver Broncos have been in close games all season long and finally closed the deal last week on the road against the Chargers. It's the type of win that could turn things around for these Broncos and lead to a run, especially with three of their next four games taking place at home. Because of the inconsistent play of the Titans and Denver being a tough place to play, I'll lay the small chalk with the Broncos.