Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans: 10/13/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
Tennessee Titans (3-0) vs Buffalo Bills (4-0)
Game Info: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Nissan Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tennessee Titans +3.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Buffalo Bills will travel to Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Buffalo Bills stayed perfect on the season, improving to 4-0 on the year, after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders, 30-23, this past Sunday. Buffalo led by just a 17-16 margin heading into the 4th quarter, however, the Bills were able to score 14-unanswered points, capped off by a 2-yard TD run by Devin Singletary, to pull away in the 4th quarter for the victory. Buffalo was outgained by Las Vegas by a 383-336 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bills was Josh Allen who completed 24 of 34 passes for 288 yards & 2 TD’s.
On the season, Buffalo is averaging 30.8 ppg on 424.8 total yards per game (331.5 passing yds/g; 93.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Buffalo has been led by QB Josh Allen who has completed 70.9% of his passes for 1,326 yards (352.3 passing yds/g), 12 TD, and an INT. Allen has also continued to damage with his legs as he currently has 3 rushing TD’s on the season. The top receiving threats for the Bills and Allen have been Stefon Diggs (26 rec, 403 yards, 2 TD), Cole Beasley (18 rec, 260 yards, TD), John Brown (14 rec, 194 yards, 2 TD), and Gabriel Davis (8 rec, 129 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Bills backfield has been Devin Singletary who has 212 rushing yards & a TD on 50 carries. Singletary also has 16 receptions for 114 yards.
Defensively, Buffalo is allowing their opponents to average 25.0 ppg on 394.8 total yards per game (293.8 passing yds/g; 101.0 rushing yds/g).
The Tennessee Titans come into this game with a perfect 3-0 record, however, had to miss time last week due to a COVID-19 outbreak that saw multiples players and staff get affected. Prior to the outbreak, Titans stayed perfect by defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 31-30, in Week 3. Tennessee trailed early in the 4th quarter, however, was able to pull off the victory after back-to-back FG’s of 54 & 55 yards by Stephen Gostkowski over the final 6:31 of regulation gave the Titans the victory. Leading the way for the Titans was Derrick Henry who had 119 rushing yards & 2 TD’s in the victory.
On the season, Tennessee is averaging 26.7 ppg on 398.7 total yards per game (269.7 passing yds/g; 129.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tennessee has been led by Derrick Henry who has 319 yards & 2 TD’s on 82 carries. QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 67.3% of his passes for 809 yards (281.3 passing yds/g), 6 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving targets for the Titans have been Corey Davis (15 rec, 206 yards, TD), Jonnu Smith (13 rec, 181 yards, 3 TD), and Adam Humphries (15 rec, 136 yards, TD). Tennessee has been without A.J. Brown (5 rec, 39 yards) since Week 1 due to injury, however, he is expected to be ready to play against the Bills.
Defensively, Tennessee is allowing their opponents to average 24.7 ppg on 434.7 total yards per game (268.7 passing yds/g; 166.0 rushing yds/g).
The Bills are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road, however, are just 2-4 ATS in their last six October games. The Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and just 7-13 ATS in their last 20 October games.
This will be a solid matchup as we have a battle of undefeated teams, however, it is going to be hard not to side with the Bills although they are favored on the road. Tennessee is a solid team, but I can’t say I’ve been overly impressed by the Titans this season as they won by just an average of 2.0 ppg agianst three very bad teams in Denver, Jacksonville, & Minnesota who are a combined just 3-9 on the season. Buffalo has been solid agianst the run which should limit Derrick Henry’s damage as Josh Allen has been playing like an MVP to start the season, I think the play here it to take Buffalo to cover. Good Luck!
Update (10/12) - The Titans didn't have any new test positive for COVID-19 yesterday so as of right now, this game is still on track to be played tomorrow night. As of right now the line is +3.5 Tennessee, and I'm still feeling that Buffalo is the play here as I'm just worried that the Titans come out a bit flat and rusty after having their last two weeks interrupted due to COVID-19. Good Luck!
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Brett’s Pick Buffalo Bills -3.5
AUTHOR: Brett Nault
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