Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans: Free Week 8 Betting Pick

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3) are traveling north to face the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to FOX.

Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In this Sunday game, Tennessee is projected as the favorite and the team’s currently giving up 3 points. The Buccaneers are also receiving +120 moneyline odds while the Titans are -140. If one side can create a bunch of points in the early stages it’ll result in a nice betting opportunity in-game. Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 47 points.

The Buccaneers are 2-4 against the spread (ATS) and have recorded 0.1 units so far. The team’s posted an O/U mark of 4-2.

The Titans are down 1.4 units this season. The team is 2-4-1 ATS and has an O/U record of 2-5.

The Buccaneers have gone 2-4 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Titans are 3-4 SU.

The Bucs hope to get back on track after a 37-26 defeat to Carolina on October 13. Jameis Winston completed only 30 passes on 54 attempts for 400 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions. Peyton Barber (28 yards on eight rush attempts) provided the running attack while Chris Godwin (10 receptions, 151 yards) and Mike Evans (nine catches, 96 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.

Tennessee is coming off of a 23-20 win over the Chargers in Week 7. Ryan Tannehill completed 23-of-29 passes for 312 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Derrick Henry (90 rushing yards on 22 attempts, one TD) led the running game while A.J. Brown (six receptions, 64 yards) and Corey Davis (six catches, 80 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching attack in the win.

Tampa Bay’s run the ball on 41.3 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Tennessee has an overall rush percentage of 48 percent. The Buccaneers have produced 98.2 rush yards/game and have six scores on the ground this year. The Titans are putting up 102 rushing yards per game and have five total rush TDs.

The Bucs offense has logged 295.2 yards per game through the air overall and has 12 passing TDs so far. The Titans have put up 235.1 pass yards per game and have nine total pass scores.

Defensively, Tampa Bay has allowed 68 rush yards and 320.7 pass yards per game. The Tennessee D has allowed 251 yards per game to opposing passers and 95.1 yards per game on the ground. The Titans are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.86 to opposing QBs, while the Buccaneers have given up a 6.93 ANY/A.

Offensively, Winston has put up 1,567 passing yards on the year, and has connected on 117-of-193 attempts with 10 passing scores and 10 interceptions. He’s got a 5.70 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 3.81 over the last two outings.

Ryan Tannehill has connected on 23-of-29 passes for 312 yards, two TDs and one INT for Tennessee. His ANY/A stands at 9.35 for the season and 6.94 over his last two games.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans Free NFL Pick

SU Winner: Titans, ATS Winner: Titans, O/U: Under

Betting Trends

  • The Tennessee defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 19 times this season. Tampa Bay has recorded just 13 sacks.
  • The Tennessee offense has lost one fumble this season while Tampa Bay has let three get away.
  • The Buccaneers offense has produced five pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Titans have put up six such plays.
  • The Tampa Bay defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Tennessee has given up three such plays.
  • The Tampa Bay offense has created two rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Tennessee has created one such runs.
  • The Buccaneers defense has allowed zero rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Titans have given up three such runs.
  • Tampa Bay has lost four of its last five games SU, with a 15-point win over Los Angeles on September 29th representing the only victory over that span.
  • As a team, Tampa Bay has averaged 3.4 yards per carry across its past three games and 3.8 over its last two.
  • Tennessee has averaged 3.1 yards per carry over its last three contests and 2.7 over its last two.