With football being absent for so long, it is always very tempting to start wagering as soon as the preseason games roll around. It can be a tricky venture, though, especially in the opening week of preseason, as you rarely see any of the starters taking to the field for any length of time. It is also why you see the odds, particularly the point spread, look so tight. These preseason games tend to be as unpredictable as it gets, so it is worth reminding you all that you should wager with caution. After all, you don’t want to blow your bankroll before we get to the start of the season. That said, dropping a little money on these games makes them that much more interesting. This Friday, we will see Tennessee and Atlanta play their opening preseason games, with the Titans in as a 1-point road favorite. The point total for this one is set at 38. Let’s take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this matchup so you can get ready to bet against their NFL Preseason odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Tennessee Titans vs Atlanta Falcons On Aug. 13th
Titans vs Falcons NFL Preseason Game Betting Analysis
- When: Friday, August 13 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Why bet on the Tennessee Titans
Over the last couple of seasons, the Titans have looked like a team that is on the brink of something very special. They made a run to the AFC Championship game a couple of years back, although they went out of the playoffs early last season. This, though, is a team that has to be considered a threat to do some damage in the conference. This will be a good chance to see what their depth chart looks like, and they will head to Atlanta knowing that they have won 11 of their last 16 meetings with the Falcons. They are not particularly great in August games, going 2-8 ATS in the last 10 and just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Titans have been trending OVER, but 4 of their last 5 in Atlanta have gone UNDER.
Why bet on the Atlanta Falcons
A new coaching staff is on board in the ATL, and while we all thought that we had seen the last of Matt Ryan in a Falcons jersey, he will still be in town, although not likely showing up in this game. The big change was Julio Jones moving on, which leaves a massive hole in the Falcons offense. The competition for jobs under a new head coach is sure to be fierce, so it would not be a surprise to see the Falcons play hard in the preseason. The Falcons went 0-5 SU in their last 5 and are just 2-6 SU in their last 8 at home. They are even worse than Tennessee in August games, going 1-13 ATS in their last 14. Overall, 8 of their last 9 games versus Tennessee have gone UNDER,
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Both teams have been absolutely horrible in preseason against the spread, so I might be inclined to skip that bet altogether. The trend that really jumps out with these two is the UNDER, which is where my money would be going.
Pick: Tennessee Titans 21 Atlanta Falcons 14