NFL Oakland Vs Tennessee Week 3 Matchup Expert Picks

Posted by Eric Williams on September 23, 2016 in

The Tennessee Titans will look to record consecutive victories while the Oakland Raiders look to bounce back from their Week 2 loss when the blossoming teams square off in an intriguing Week 3 showdown on Sunday.

Now, let’s find out where the value in this online betting matchup lies.

Here’s a Closer Look At The NFL Raiders Vs Titans Week 3 Matchup Expert Picks

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Nissan Stadium
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NFL Odds: Tennessee Titans -1.5 / Over/Under: 47



Bet The Oakland Raiders at +1.5 Because…

The Oakland Raiders have a ton of talent on offense and a no-nonsense head coach. Oakland was on the wrong end of a crushing 35-28 loss against Atlanta in Week 2 despite seeing quarterback Derek Carr completed 34 of 45 passes for 299 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Running back Latavious Murray rushed eight times for 57 yards and one touchdown while wide receiver Amari Cooper caught five passes for 71 yards. Unfortunately, the Raiders allowed Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan to pass for 396 yards with three TD passes. Oakland’s defense has been almost non-existent in allowing 34.5 points and 517.5 yards per game.

Bet The Tennessee Titans at -1.5 Because…

The Titans have tons of blossoming talent and are playing at home! The Titans are coming off a thrilling 16-15 comeback win over Detroit in Week 2 that saw quarterback Marcus Mariota toss two TD passes including one late in regulation that lifted Tennessee to victory.

Veteran running back DeMarco Murray rushed 12 times for 89 yards while wide receiver Delanie Walker caught five passes for 83 yards and one score. Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson caught the game-winning nine-yard touchdown pass with less than two minutes remaining. For the season, Mariota has completed 67.6 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Defensively, the Titans are limiting their opponents to just 20 points and 338 yards per game.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

While a lot of football experts and fans picked Oakland to make big improvements this season while challenging for a spot in the playoffs, I’m not real fond of the way the Raiders are playing defense this season. With that said, I genuinely believe the Tennessee Titans are the pick to win and cover the NFL betting line as a slight 1.5-point home favorite in this matchup because of Oakland’s porous defense.

I know Oakland has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 6-2 ATS in their L/8 games against their AFC conference rivals, but I’m backing the Titans to get the win and narrow ATS cover.

My Pick: Tennessee 31 Oakland 28