Titans vs. Bengals: NFL Betting Preview – November 1, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 27, 2020 - Last Updated on October 30, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1) are six-point underdogs as they look to break a three-game skid in a matchup against the Tennessee Titans (5-1) on Sunday, November 1, at Paul Brown Stadium. The point total is set at 54.5 for the outing.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 30. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Tennessee and its opponents have combined to score more than 54.5 in four games.
  • Cincinnati’s contests have gone over 54.5 points on four occasions.
  • The total for this matchup is 0.1 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams (54.4).
  • The over/under for this game is 1.3 points higher than the two teams’ opponents scoring average (53.2).
  • The points total average for Titans games this season is 56.8– 2.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Bengals games average 51 total points– 3.5 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Titans are the fourth-highest scoring team in the league this year. The Bengals have scored the 23rd-most points.
  • This outing features the NFL’s 21st-ranked (Cincinnati) and 16th-ranked (Tennessee) scoring defenses.
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Titans Betting Insights

  • Tennessee has put together a losing 2-4 record against the spread this season.
  • The Titans are just 0-1 ATS when playing as at least six-point favorites.
  • Most of Tennessee’s games this year– five out of six– have gone over the point total.

Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati has put together a 5-2 record against the spread this season.
  • Four Cincinnati’s seven games this year have gone over the point total.

When the Titans Have the Ball

  • The Titans score 3.6 more points per game this season (31.3) than the Bengals allow (27.7).
  • In games where Tennessee score at least 31.3 points this season, they are 3-0 overall and 2-1 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows 27.7 points or fewer this year, the Bengals have put together a 1-2-1 overall record and a 2-2 record against the spread.
  • The Titans offense has averaged 400.3 total yards per game this season– 5.2 yards more the 395.1 the Bengals defense has allowed.
  • On average, the Titans pick up 6 yards per play and the Bengals give up 6.1.
  • When the Tennessee offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 2-0 overall and 1-1 against the spread this season.
  • When Cincinnati allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 1-2 against the spread and 0-2-1 overall this season.
  • The Titans have averaged 145.2 yards per game on the ground this season– 11.5 yards more than the Bengals have allowed to opposing rushing attacks (133.7).
  • When Tennessee rushes for 145.2 or more yards this season, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Cincinnati defense allows opponents to pick up less than 133.7 yards on the ground, they are 3-0 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • The Titans have turned the ball over 0.5 times per game this season, while the Bengals have averaged 1.1 takeaways per contest.
  • When Tennessee doesn’t turn the football over this season, they are 3-1 overall and 1-3 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati’s record this season when they force more than 1.1 turnovers: 2-0 ATS, 0-1-1 overall

When the Bengals Have the Ball

  • The Bengals average 23.3 points per game, 2.2 points less than the 25.5 per matchup the Titans allow.
  • When Cincinnati scores at least 23.3 points, it is 4-0 against the spread and 1-3 overall.
  • Tennessee has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall in games when it gives up 31.3 points or less.
  • The Bengals average 40.7 fewer yards per game (361.1), than the Titans allow per matchup (401.8). On average, the Bengals pick up 5 yards per play, while the Titans allow 6 per play.
  • Tennessee has a 1-2 record ATS and a 2-1 record overall when holding its opponents to 401.8 yards or less.
  • This season, the Bengals average 98.9 yards per game on the ground– 30.9 fewer per game than the Titans allow per outing (129.8).
  • Cincinnati has a 1-1 ATS record and a 1-1 overall record when the team rushes for at least 98.9 yards.
  • Tennessee is 2-2 against the spread and 3-1 overall when holding opponents to 129.8 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Bengals turn the ball over 1.4 times per game– 0.6 fewer turnovers per game than the two the Titans force on average.
  • Cincinnati is 4-0 against the spread and 1-2-1 overall when it turns the ball over 1.4 or fewer times.
  • When it forces 2 or more turnovers, Tennessee has a 1-3 record against the spread and a 3-1 record overall.

Titans Players to Watch

  • Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 1,588 yards, 15 touchdowns, and two picks while completing 68.5% of his passes this year (264.7 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 17 times for 82 yards and one touchdown, averaging 13.7 yards per game.
  • Derrick Henry leads the NFL with 663 yards on 143 carries (110.5 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns in six games.
  • Jeremy McNichols has 88 yards on 17 carries (14.7 ypg) in six games.
  • A.J. Brown has grabbed 23 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns. He has been targeted 32 times and averages 82.5 yards per game over four outings.
  • Jonnu Smith has added 243 yards on 20 catches and five touchdowns. He has been targeted 33 times and puts up 40.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Corey Davis has caught 21 passes on 29 targets for 241 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 40.2 yards per game.
  • Jeffrey Simmons has notched two sacks, three TFL, and 21 tackles over six games.
  • Jayon Brown has collected 42 tackles, three TFL, and one interception this season.
  • Malcom Butler has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 41 tackles, one TFL, and seven passes defended.

Bengals Players to Watch

  • Rookie Joe Burrow has thrown for 2,023 yards while completing 66.6% of his passes (195-of-293), with nine touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games this year (289 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 32 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 17.3 yards per game.
  • Giovanni Bernard has 81 yards on 25 carries (11.6 ypg), with one rushing touchdown over the course of seven games. He also has 21 catches for 174 yards (24.9 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • This season, Tyler Boyd has 48 catches (61 targets) to lead the team with 517 yards (73.9 per game) with two touchdowns in seven games.
  • Rookie Tee Higgins has also chipped in with 27 catches for 410 yards and three touchdowns. He has been targeted 43 times and averages 58.6 receiving yards per game.
  • A.J. Green has totaled 297 yards on 29 passes so far, averaging 42.4 yards per game on 58 targets.
  • Carl Lawson has 3.5 sacks, two TFL, and 18 tackles over seven games.
  • Vonn Bell has totaled 52 tackles to lead the team so far this season.

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