Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals: 11/1/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1) vs Tennessee Titans (5-1)
Game Info: Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bengals +5.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tennessee Titans will travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Tennessee Titans lost their first game of the season and dropped to 5-1 on the year after being defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-24, this past Sunday. Tennessee fought back after trailing by a 27-7 margin early in the 3rd quarter to make it a 27-24 game on a 1-yard TD run by Derrick Henry with 10:13 left in the 4th quarter, however, the Titans couldn’t force OT after Stephen Gostkowski missed a 45-yard FG with just :19 seconds remaining. Tennessee was outgained by Pittsburgh by a 362-292 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Titans was WR A.J. Brown who had 153 receiving yards & 1 TD on six receptions.
On the season, Tennessee is averaging 31.3 ppg on 410.2 total yards per game (265.0 passing yds/g; 145.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tennessee has been led by RB Derrick Henry who has 663 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 143 carries. QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 68.5% of his passes for 1,590 passing yards (278.7 passing yds/g), 15 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Titans have been A.J. Brown (23 rec, 332 yards, 4 TD), Jonnu Smith (20 rec, 243 yards, 5 TD), Corey Davis (21 rec, 241 yards, 2 TD), and Adam Humphries (22 rec, 219 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Tennessee is allowing their opponents to average 25.5 ppg on 412.2 total yards per game (282.3 passing yds/g; 129.8 rushing yds/g).
The Cincinnati Bengals lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 1-5 on the season after being defeated by the Cleveland Browns, 37-34, this past Sunday. Cincinnati offense had plenty of success agianst the Browns and it looked like the Bengals were going to pick up their 2nd win after a Giovani Bernard 3-yard TD reception gave Cincinnati a 34-31 lead with just 1:06 left in the 4th, however, Baker Mayfield was able to drive the Browns quickly down the field and win it for the Browns on a 24-yard TD pass with just :11 seconds left in the game. Cincinnati outgained Cleveland by a 468-398 margin however, lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bengals was QB Joe Burrow who completed 35 of 47 passes for 406 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 23.3 ppg on 390.1 total yards per game (291.3 passing yds/g; 98.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Cincinnati has been led by QB Joe Burrow who has completed 66.6% of his passes for 2,023 yards, 9 TD, & 5 INT. Burrow also has 121 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 32 carries. The top receiving targets for Burrow and the Bengals have been Tyler Boyd (48 rec, 517 yards, 2 TD), Tee Higgins (27 rec, 410 yards 3 TD), A.J. Green (29 rec, 297 yards), and Drew Sample (19 rec, 174 yards). Giovani Bernard (25 att, 81 yards, TD; 21 rec, 174 yards TD) is leading the Cincinnati backfield while Joe Mixon (119 att, 428 yards, 3 TD) is out due to a foot injury. Currently, Mixon is week-to-week for the injury and is currently questionable for this matchup.
Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing their opponents to average 27.7 ppg on 400.9 total yards per game (267.1 passing yds/g; 133.7 rushing yds/g).
The Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Cincinnati has to be happy with their early results from Joe Burrow who looked outstanding over the first 6 games of his NFL career, however, despite his success, the Bengals are just not a great overall team and have really struggled defensive. Tennessee is one of the better teams in the AFC and between the fact that it doesn’t look like the Bengals will have Joe Mixon and that I think Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry will have plenty of success on the offensive end, I think the play here is to take the Titans as the road favorite here. Good Luck!