Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina Panthers – Week 9 Free Pick

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The Panthers (-4) are set to welcome the Tennessee Titans to Carolina. This key early afternoon game starts at 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS is in line to have the TV rights.

Week 9 Betting Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Tennessee Titans

Tennessee is the road underdog in this game and is currently being given 4 points. The Titans are also receiving +140 moneyline odds while the Panthers are -160. Vegas has placed the over/under (O/U) at 41.5 points. There could be multiple decent live betting opportunities in this game.

This line originally opened at -5 while the total was initially 40, so early action appears to be swayed to both the Titans and the over.

The Titans have lost 0.3 units so far and are 3-4-1 against the spread (ATS). They’ve been a decent under bet and have posted an O/U record of 3-5.

The Panthers have gained 0.3 units this season. The team is 4-3 ATS and the over’s hit in five of its games.

The Titans are 4-4 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Panthers are 4-3 SU.

The Titans made it two in a row after a 27-23 win over Tampa Bay in Week 8. Ryan Tannehill completed 21 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Derrick Henry (75 yards on 16 rush attempts) mounted the running attack. Jonnu Smith (six receptions, 78 yards, one TD) and Anthony Firkser (three catches, 43 yards) shared the receiving duties in the win.

In Week 8, San Francisco knocked off this Carolina team by a score of 51-13. The Panthers defensive unit allowed the 49ers to kill the clock by running for 232 yards on 38 rush attempts, including five rush TDs. Tevin Coleman put up a solid showing in the win for San Francisco, accounting for 105 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 11 attempts, along with 13 yards on two catches. For Carolina, Kyle Allen completed 19-of-37 passes for 158 yards and three interceptions. Christian McCaffrey (117 rushing yards on 14 attempts, one TD) spearheaded the running game while DJ Moore (five receptions, 38 yards) and Curtis Samuel (four catches, 46 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.

Tennessee’s run the ball on 46.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Carolina has an overall rush percentage of 41.4 percent. The Titans have produced 98.3 rush yards per game and have five touchdowns on the ground this year. The Panthers are logging 129.6 rush yards per game and have 11 total rushing TDs.

If 2019 results can translate to this game, then the Panthers ought to hold an edge along both the offensive and defensive fronts, as their offensive line has given up only 23 sacks while the D-line has logged 30 sacks. The Titans O-line has given up 34 sacks and their defense has sacked opposing QBs on just 22 occasions.

The Titans offensive scheme has logged 229.9 yards/contest in the air overall and has 12 passing scores so far. The Panthers have recorded 233 pass yards per game and have seven total pass TDs.

Tennessee has allowed opponents to run for an average of 96.5 yards and pass for 257.3 yards per game. The Carolina defense has allowed 239.4 yards per game to opposing passers and 135.1 yards per game on the ground. The Panthers are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.25 to opponents, while the Titans have allowed a 5.75 ANY/A.

Tannehill likely has the edge over Allen in this matchup, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 5.32for the season (and 7.82 over the past two outings). Allen’s ANY/A is 4.70 for the year and 2.74 over his past two games.

Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina Panthers Betting Prediction

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

Team Betting Notes

  • Tennessee, as a team, has rushed for 2.9 yards per attempt over its past three outings and 3.4 over its last two.
  • Carolina has averaged 6.3 yards per carry over its last three contests and 3.9 over its past two.
  • Carolina has lost eight fumbles this season while Tennessee has lost two.
  • The Titans offense has produced six pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Panthers have put up four such plays.
  • The Tennessee defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Carolina has given up one such play.
  • The Tennessee offense has created two rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Carolina has created six such runs.
  • The Titans defense has allowed four rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Panthers have given up 10 such runs.
  • The Carolina defense has tallied 30 sacks on the year while Tennessee has just 22.