The 2020 Tennessee Titans were hoping to repeat their 2019 magic on the back of a talented roster. Derrick Henry became the eighth player in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards and Ryan Tannehill played up to his contract extension. The Titans secured their first AFC South crown since 2008 (third ever) and found themselves in the AFC Playoffs. Unfortunately, the defense became a liability and the Titans were eliminated in the Wild Card round.
What is majorly considered a success may be overshadowed by the early playoff exit to begin the offseason, but the foundational pieces for a great team are in place in Tennessee. Henry and Tannehill are here to stay and key players like A.J. Brown is also here to stay. Defense was the top priority in free agency and the Titans made a splash, signing stars like Bud Dupree and Denico Autry. The defense train could continue rolling into the NFL draft, where the Titans hold the 22nd overall pick. Expect them back in contention next season under Mike Vrabel.
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Titans prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. The array of weapons for the Titans including Tannehill, Henry, Brown, and Davis dominated prop betting for the team. For example, Henry’s projected rushing total against the Texans was 106.5 yards in Week 17. That game, he rushed for 250 yards, giving bettors who took the over on his rushing prop a win.
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Titans futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL OPOY
- Patrick Mahomes -110
- Christian McCaffrey +250
- Lamar Jackson +275
- Derrick Henry +700
This line for the Offensive Player of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Henry opened with odds of +700 to win the OPOY; his odds shifted as the season developed and he eventually won the award.
Titans Super Bowl LVI odds
The Tennessee Titans opened with +2800 odds to win Super Bowl LVI. Those odds are tied for best in the AFC South (Colts) and are sixth-best in the AFC.
Titans AFC South odds
The Tennessee Titans secured the 2020 AFC South crown and are expected to compete for the division again in 2021.
Titans win totals
9.5 wins (+120 over)/(-150 under)
The Titans lost their offensive coordinator and secondary pass catcher to other teams. However, they brought in a trio of defensive starters (Bud Dupree, Denico Autry, Janoris Jenkins), which was their Achilles heel in 2020.
Tennessee Titans 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Titans 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
How to bet on the Tennessee Titans
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Titans -145
- Chargers +210
The Titans are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -145), requiring a $145 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Chargers are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $310 total for a $100 bet ($210 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Titans -2.5 (-110)
- Seahawks +2.5 (-110)
In this example, Tennessee is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Titans win the game 34-31, the Titans (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Seahawks keep the game within three and lose 21-19, the Seahawks (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Titans’ Week 12 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts had a projected point total of 53. The Titans won the matchup 45-26, giving the game a point total of 71. Those who bet the over in the game would have cashed out.
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Titans (-225) were heavily favored against the Lions (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Titans to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Titans fell to a big 24-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Lions, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Titans to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Tennessee (+130) at halftime and the Titans pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Lions (+190) in that game, but Tennessee jumps out to a 13-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Tennessee (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Titans 2020 recap
Record ATS: 7-9
Over/under record: 12-3-1
It was another strong season for Mike Vrabel’s squad and their first division title since 2008. The Titans were able to pull off some convincing wins including a 42-16 decimation of the Buffalo Bills early in the season. However, the season was plagued by blowouts at the hands of the Browns and Packers as well as an upset loss to the Bengals. Ultimately, the Titans were carried by Derrick Henry but that wasn’t enough in the playoffs.
Due to the reliance on the run game, the Titans often found themselves in closer games than point spreads seemed to imply. Their first three contests resulted in an 0-3 record against the spread and the 4-12 Texans played Tennessee to a one-score game in both outings (even taking them to overtime once). However, the Titans routinely exceeded point totals, putting together a league-best 12-3-1 record against the point total this year.
Titans 2021 offseason moves
Key re-signings: LB Jayon Brown (one year, $5.3 million)
Key free agent losses: TE Jonnu Smith (to Patriots), WR Corey Davis (to Jets), CB Desmond King (to Texans)
Key free agent signings: LB Bud Dupree (five years, $82.5 million), DT Denico Autry (three years, $21 million), CB Janoris Jenkins
Draft pick position needs: CB, WR, OT, S