Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions will look to hold down the fort at home against Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans when the two playoff hopefuls square off at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday. Now, let’s find out why this Week 2 matchup looks like a virtual lock in the NFL lines!
How to Bet on the Tennessee at Detroit Free Pick, Betting Spread & TV Info
Mariota says he’s moving on and not dwelling on Sunday’s loss: “You can’t turn one loss into two.” pic.twitter.com/yOezjzEt6K
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) September 14, 2016
Bet The Tennessee Titans at +5.5 Because
The Titans have nowhere to go but up! The Titans and quarter back Marcus Mariota were man-handled in their humbling 25-16 Week 1 loss against Minnesota. The Titans looked really solid in the first half but fell apart in the second against Minnesota’s stingy defense. Second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 25 of 41 pass attempts for 271 yards with two touchdowns and one interception but the Titans also lost two fumbles in the humbling loss. Veteran running back Demarco Murray was held to a team-high with 42 yards while rookie wide receiver Tajae Sharp caught a team-high seven passes.
Bet The Detroit Lions at -5.5 Because
The Lions are the far more explosive team offensively and have the edge in coaching as well. The Lions got a huge win in Week 1 by beating Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 39-35 to cash in as a 2.5-point road underdog in Week 1. Detroit put up a whopping 448 yards of offense in the affair and never turned the ball over. Stafford completed 31 of 39 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns while elusive running back Ameer Abdullah rushed for a team-high 63 yards in the win. Golden Tate caught seven passes while Eric Ebron added five catches and a touchdown. The Lions defense allowed 450 yards and 35 points and recorded two sacks but failed to force a turnover in the win.
My Free Pick & Final Score Prediction
For this Week 2 pairing, I’m going to urge you to back Stafford and the Lions to take down Tennessee as the Titans can neither, keep pace with Detroit’s often explosive offense nor keep the Lions off the scoreboard. With the Titans going 5-21- 3 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight up loss and the Lions going 4-0 ATS in their last four games and a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win, I say the Lions win and cover with room to spare.
My Pick: Detroit 31 Tennessee 24