Broncos vs. Titans: NFL Betting Preview – September 14, 2020

Written By Staff on September 9, 2020
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The Denver Broncos (0-0) take the field against the Tennessee Titans (0-0) on Monday, September 14 in a matchup set as a pick ’em. The over/under is set at 41 for the contest.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 8, 2020, 1:52 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.

Broncos vs Titans odds

Total Facts

  • The over/under for this game is 41 points, 3.6 more than the average points total for Broncos games a year ago.
  • In 2019, Denver and its opponents combined to score more than 41 in seven games (43.8% of matchups).
  • Tennessee’s games went over 41 on 10 occasions (62.5% of games).
  • The total for this matchup is 41 points, 1.7 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams for last season.
  • These teams allowed a combined 40.5 points per game a season ago, 0.5 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.

Broncos Betting Insights

  • Seven of Denver’s 14 games with a betting line last year did not go over the point total (50%).
  • Denver had an 8-6 record against the spread (ATS) last year.

Titans Betting Insights

  • Tennessee’s record ATS last season was 7-6-1.
  • Tennessee went over the point total nine times in 14 opportunities last season.
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Broncos vs Titans: Last Five Meetings

  • Denver has won three of the past five games against Tennessee.
  • Denver has tallied 117 points in the last five matchups while only allowing 78 to Tennessee

When the Broncos Have the Ball

  • The Broncos averaged 3.1 fewer points per game last season (17.6) than the Titans allowed (20.7).
  • Denver was 5-2 overall and 6-1 ATS when they scored at least 17.6 points last season.
  • Tennessee was 6-4 overall and 4-3-1 ATS last season in games where they allowed fewer than 20.7 points.
  • The Broncos averaged 61 yards less than the Titans defense allowed last season (298.6 to 359.6).
  • When Denver reached their 2019 average in offensive yardage, they were 4-5 overall and 5-2 ATS.
  • When the Tennessee defense allowed less than their 2019 season average for total yards, they were 2-3 ATS and 3-4 overall.
  • The Titans defense gave up an average of 104.5 rushing yards per game last season. That total is about the same as the rushing output per game for the Broncos (103.9).
  • When Denver combined for at least 103.9 rushing yards last season, they were 3-3 overall and 5-1 ATS.
  • When Tennessee held opposing teams to 104.5 rushing yards or fewer last year, they were 4-3-1 ATS and 6-3 overall.
  • The Titans forced 1.4 of turnovers per game compared to the Broncos offense, which committed one per game.
  • Denver was 6-8 overall and 7-5 ATS last season when they turned the football over one time or fewer.
  • When they forced more than 1.4 turnovers in a game last season, Tennessee was 2-1 ATS and 3-2 overall.

When the Titans Have the Ball

  • The Titans put up 25.1 points per game last year, 5.3 more than the Broncos allowed per outing (19.8).
  • When Tennessee scored at least 25.1 points last season, they went 6-1 ATS.
  • Denver had a 6-1 record ATS and a 5-2 record overall in games which they allowed 17.6 points or less last season.
  • The Titans collected 362.8 yards per game in 2019, 25.8 more yards than the Broncos allowed per contest (337).
  • When the Denver offense reached their average in yardage, they were 4-5 overall and 5-2 ATS last season.
  • In games Denver limited its opponents to 337 or fewer yards, it had a 5-2 record ATS.
  • Last season, the Titans rushed for 27.5 more yards per game (138.9) than the Broncos allowed per game (111.4).
  • Last year, Tennessee put together a 5-2 ATS record and a 5-2 overall record in games the team ran for at least 138.9 yards.
  • Denver finished 5-4 ATS and 5-5 overall when holding opponents to 111.4 rushing yards or less last season.
  • The Titans turned the ball over 1.1 times per game last year, equal to the 1.1 the Broncos forced on average.
  • In 2019, Tennessee had a 5-4-1 record ATS and a 7-5 record overall when it turned the ball 1.1 or fewer times.
  • Last season, Denver put together a 5-0 record ATS and a 4-1 record overall when it forced at least 1.1 turnovers.

Broncos Players to Watch

  • Last year, Drew Lock totaled 1,020 passing yards (204.0 yards per game) while going 100-for-156 (64.1%) and throwing seven touchdowns and three interceptions in five games. He tacked on 72 rushing yards on 18 carries.
  • Phillip Lindsay took 224 carries for 1,011 rushing yards a season ago (63.2 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns in 16 games.
  • Melvin Gordon totaled 612 rushing yards on 162 carries (51.0 yards per game), with eight touchdowns on the ground over the course of 12 games with the Chargers. He also caught 42 passes for 296 yards (24.7 per game) and one touchdown.
  • In his rookie year last season, Courtland Sutton hauled in 72 passes (on 126 targets) for 1,112 yards (69.5 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns in 16 games.
  • Rookie Noah Fant chipped in with 562 yards on 40 grabs with three touchdowns. He was targeted 67 times and put up 35.1 receiving yards per game over the course of 16 matchups last year.
  • DaeSean Hamilton caught 28 passes on 52 targets for 297 yards and one touchdown, averaging 18.6 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019.
  • In 15 games over the course of his 2019 campaign, linebacker Alexander Johnson racked up 97 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Last season, safety Justin Simmons grabbed four interceptions and added 90 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and defended 15 passes in 16 games.

Titans Players to Watch

  • Ryan Tannehill passed for 2,742 yards (228.5 yards per game), 22 touchdowns and six interceptions with a 70.3% completion percentage last year (201-of-286) in 12 games. He also added 185 rushing yards on 43 carries with four touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per game.
  • Derrick Henry led the league with 1,539 yards on 303 carries (102.6 yards per game) while scoring 16 touchdowns in 15 games a season ago.
  • In 16 games last season, rookie A.J. Brown was targeted 84 times and notched 52 catches for 1,051 yards (65.7 ypg) with eight touchdowns.
  • Corey Davis also contributed with 601 yards on 43 catches with two touchdowns. He was targeted 69 times and averaged 40.1 receiving yards per game in 15 matchups last year.
  • Tight end Jonnu Smith caught 35 passes on 45 targets for 439 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 27.4 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019.
  • Last season, linebacker Harold Landry totaled nine sacks, 12.0 TFL, 69 tackles, and one interception in 16 games.
  • Linebacker Rashaan Evans totaled 111 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in 16 games over the course of his 2019 campaign.
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