NFL Week 3 Game Preview: Las Vegas Raiders at Tennessee Titans

Written By FairwayJay on September 23, 2022 - Last Updated on September 24, 2022
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The Las Vegas Raiders (0-2) visit the Tennessee Titans (0-2) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 25. The early kickoff shows the Raiders as spread favorites and on the moneyline. The point total in Raiders Titans odds is set at .

In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, weather and the best available NFL Week 3 odds. Click on the odds anywhere in this post to bet now.

Raiders at Titans Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under 

When using the odds table, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make.

Betting the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A plus sign in front of the spread denotes the underdog, and a minus sign indicates the favorite.

In this case, the Raiders would have to win by at least 2 points if you bet them to cover the point spread (-1.5). A spread bet on the Titans would win if they win the game or lose by 1 point.   

Betting the moneyline is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

The betting total is the number of combined points the two teams will score. Bettors can choose to bet the over or under on how many total points will be scored in the game. 

Raiders vs Titans Player Props

In the props tool search bar, type in a team or player and hit enter. You’ll see the various proposition bets offered by leading online sportsbooks. 

This is a valuable tool that allows bettors to compare odds and stats when considering a prop bet. Unlike bigger markets like moneylines and spreads that often reach a consensus number, shopping for prop bet lines can often reveal sizable differences in the numbers.

Raiders vs Titans Betting News & Angles

Use this rolling, updating list of news bites about each team to help your handicapping of Raiders Titans odds.

The Raiders had taken 70% of the spread bets and 78% of spread money at FanDuel Sportsbook, as of Thursday afternoon. In the over/under market, the handle is split 50/50.  This point spread was as high as Tennessee -1.5 on last week’s lookahead line before shooting the other way off the Titans’ 41-7 loss to the Bills on Monday Night Football. 

Raiders vs Titans Injury Report

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS      
PlayerPositionInjuryWedThuFriGame Status
Brandon BoldenRBHamstringLPLPFP(-)
Jermaine EluemunorOTHipLPFPFP(-)
Neil FarrellDEShoulderLPDNPLPQuestionable
Andre JamesCConcussionDNPLPLPQuestionable
Chandler JonesDENIR-restDNP(-)(-)(-)
Tre'von MoehrigFSHipDNPDNPLPQuestionable
Bilal NicholsDTShoulderDNPLPLPQuestionable
Denzel PerrymanMLBAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Hunter RenfrowWRConcussionDNPDNPDNPOut
Jakob JohnsonRBHamstring(-)LPLP(-)
Josh JacobsRBIllness(-)DNPDNPQuestionable
TENNESSEE TITANS
PlayerPositionInjuryWedThuFriGame Status
Ugo AmadiSAFAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Bud DupreeOLBHipDNPDNPDNPOut
Jamarco JonesOTTricepsDNPDNPDNPOut
Taylor LewanOTKneeDNPDNPDNPOut
Ola AdeniyiOLBNeckLPDNPDNPOut
Denico AutryDTNot Injury RelatedLPFPFP(-)
Treylon BurksWRAnkleLPFPFP(-)
Kristian FultonCBHamstringLPLPFP(-)
Dontrell HilliardRBHamstringLPLPFP(-)
Joe JonesLBHamstringLPLPFP(-)
Kyle PhilipsWRShoulderLPLPLPDoubtful
Zach CunninghamILBKnee(-)LPDNPQuestionable

Raiders vs Titans weather

As of 8pm on Thursday, Sept. 22, the forecast in Nashville calls for partly cloudy skies and low 80’s temperatures with West to Southwest winds about 10 mph at kickoff and throughout the game.  

Raiders Offense vs. Titans Defense

Raiders OStats (Rank)Titans D
21 (13)Points/Gm31 (30)
0.345 (11)Points/Play0.504 (30)
322 (23)Yards/Gm404 (25)
250 (11)Pass Yards/Gm234 (17)
72 (30)Rush Yards/Gm169 (31)
5.5 (12)Yards/Play6.6 (30)
7.2 (10)Yards/Pass7.7 (27)
4.2 (19)Yards/Rush6.1 (30)
50.0 (7)3rd Down %30.43 (7)
57.14 (16)Red Zone TD %62.5 (17)
2.0Turnovers/Gm1.0
8.43 (25)QB Sacked %8.96 (5)

Titans Offense vs. Raiders Defense

Titans OStats (Rank)Raiders D
13.5 (28)Points/Gm26.5 (24)
0.239 (27)Points/Play0.371 (27)
273 (27)Yards/Gm384 (23)
186 (25)Pass Yards/Gm274 (28)
86 (24)Rush Yards/Gm109 (16)
4.8 (25)Yards/Play5.4 (15)
6.8 (15)Yards/Pass6.6 (16)
3.3 (30)Yards/Rush3.7 (6)
50.43 (26)3rd Down %33.33 (8)
75 (7)Red Zone TD %71.43 (12)
2.5Turnovers/Gm0.5
5.0 (14)QB Sacked %1.19 (32)

Raiders at Titans Betting Insights

Why The Raiders Can Cover The Spread

Have you watched the terrible Titans the first two weeks? Tennessee has played the part of one of the worst teams to start the season with a dreadful offense and near the very bottom in rush offense and defense. The Raiders face some negative intangibles including early West to East road start, but the Titans are off a short week after getting blasted on Monday Night Football. More playmakers on offense for the Raiders and stronger chance for defensive improvement against the Titans impotent offense. The Raiders also rank No. 1 in Power Plays special teams rankings.   

Why The Titans Can Cover The Spread

Tannehill doesn’t have the mobility like the Raiders struggled with last week against Kyler Murray. The Titans QB may be under less pressure and Tennessee still has RB Derrick Henry to pound the ground and work off play-action. Las Vegas has a 1.2% sack rate (32nd) and the Raiders have just 2 sacks plus takeaways through two weeks, the fewest in the league, giving the Titans greater optimism to make more plays without forced turnovers.   

Reasons To Bet The Over

Desperation may lead to more big play shots, and both teams defenses are susceptible against the pass with the Titans definitely more vulnerable and now allowing 7.7 yards per pass to rank near the bottom of the league. The Titans defense is on a short week and banged up, and Tennessee is allowing a league-high 0.72 passing points per attempt through two weeks.

Reasons To Bet The Under

The Titans offense is out of sync and dreadful thus far. Tennessee ranks last in the NFL in expected points added per play (-0.17). The Raiders (2-of-10) and Titans (1-of-13) have combined to score a touchdown on three of their 23 drives in the second half through two weeks. Monitoring the injury reports on both sides suggests significant concerns for the Titans with OT Taylor Lewan perhaps lost for the season following a knee injury last week. The Raiders offense may turn to more ball control and rushing, especially if leading in the second half after going away from RB Josh Jacobs in last week’s second half meltdown. The total is down, but an accurate reflection of the Titans lack of offense. 

Raiders at Titans props: matchups to watch for

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs vs Titans run defense

Jacobs strengthened his body during the offseason and he’s running extremely hard after dealing with nagging injuries last year. Through two games, Jacobs has been solid with 126 rushing yard on 29 carries including 14 in the first half last week against Arizona. Las Vegas ranks second-to-last in the NFL in running the ball on only 29 percent of its plays. That should change this week against a Titans run defense allowing 169 rushing yards per game to rank No. 31 in the league and also at the bottom allowing 6.1 yards per rush. That includes 238 rushing yards to the Giants in Week 1 at home. Jacobs has a solid shot to go over his rushing yards prop of 61.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook.  

  • Jacobs included in Ian Hartitz’s six favorite Week 3 props

Raiders WR Davante Adams vs Titans secondary

While Jacobs figures to get more work in the running game, QB Derek Carr will certainly be targeting his former college receiver more this week after WR Davante Adams caught just 2 passes for 12 yards last week. Against the Titans Monday, Bills WR Stefon Diggs caught 12 passes for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns. Adams was targeted 17 times and caught 10 passes for 141 yards and 1 TD in Week 1 against a much stronger Chargers defense and secondary. Adams props to watch and consider are over/under 80.5 yards, 6.5 receptions, 24.5 longest reception and +119 anytime touchdown.   

  • Adams receiving yards: O/U / ()

Titans RB Derrick Henry vs Raiders run defense 

If you prefer betting Derrick Henry under his rushing yards prop of 80.5 yards, you may want to bet under 92.5 rushing/receiving yards as Henry has yet to catch a pass this season. With offensive tackle Taylor Lewan out, Henry may struggle for yards like last week when he was limited to 13 carries for 25 yards at Buffalo. The Raiders run defense has at least been a strength thus far. It’s also worth noting and monitoring that Titans rookie RB Hassan Haskins earned his first carries of the season last week in the blowout loss with 9 for 37 yards. His development and increased playing time could factor into more shared carries and to limit wear and tear on Henry. 

  • Henry rushing yards: O/U / ()

Final thoughts

These two teams entered the season with high hopes after making the playoffs last season. But now desperation has set in before the end of September with both teams 0-2 and the loser facing a steep climb to make the NFL playoffs. Since 1981, only six teams have made the playoffs after starting 0-3. The additional 17th game on the schedule provides a bit more hope for slow starting teams but the AFC is tougher, the Raiders division in the AFC West is loaded and it makes their road to recovery more challenging.  

Capable NFL teams often bounce back after bad losses like the Titans suffered last week, or unimaginable losses like the Raiders suffered last week after building a 20-0 halftime lead and 23-7 fourth quarter advantage. The Titans appear less capable at this point, and the betting line has moved sharply in the Raiders favor. The Silver and Black have more offensive playmakers and a better chance to rebound with the Titans also on a short week off the Monday night blowout loss.  

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