Titans vs. Dolphins NFL Betting Analysis & Expert Pick for Week 5.

Titans vs. Dolphins NFL Betting Analysis & Expert Pick for Week 5

Written by on October 5, 2017

The Tennessee Titans saw their good season in 2016 end on a sour note after losing QB Marcus Mariota to injury. Titans fans are almost certainly holding their breath this week as they wait for a status update on Mariota, who was taken out of the game last weekend. Because of this uncertainty, the NFL Betting odds for this game are off the board, but our expert analysis has everything you need to know despite the final call. Injuries are an inevitable part of life in football, but there are some injuries that are more devastating to a team than others like the one we just mentioned. You only need to look at what is happening in Indianapolis for a proof of that. You can also look at the situation in Miami, where the Dolphins lost starting QB Ryan Tannehill for the season before a game was even played. Rather than relying on their back-ups on the roster, Miami made the call to Jay Cutler, prying him from the announcer booth back onto the playing field in a move that has not yielded very good results.

Tennessee at Miami NFL Betting Analysis & Expert Pick for Week 5

  • When: Sunday, October 8 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 104.5 FM (Tennessee) / 99.9 FM (Miami)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Betting Odds: TBA

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 31°C/88°F
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Precipitation: 24%
  • Cloud Cover: 65%
  • Wind: 8 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Series tied 5-5
  • Score: Tennessee Titans 21.20 / Miami Dolphins 19.30
  • Rush Yards: Tennessee Titans 128 / Miami Dolphins 105.10
  • Pass Attempts: Tennessee Titans 30.70 / Miami Dolphins 32.20
  • Completion Percentage: Tennessee Titans 55.05 / Miami Dolphins 61.49
  • Passing Yards: Tennessee Titans 176.50 / Miami Dolphins  211.50
  • Total Yards: Tennessee Titans 304.5 / Miami Dolphins 316.6
  • Turnovers: Tennessee Titans 1.90 / Miami Dolphins 2.60

Why are the Titans a Good NFL Betting Pick?

It cannot be denied that the Tennessee Titans are a better team with Marcus Mariota on the field, but they are remaining tight-lipped as to whether or not he will start this week. Word out of camp is that Matt Cassel has been taking the snaps, and the Titans also went out and secured the services of Brandon Weeden, all of which suggests Mariota will be holding a clipboard this weekend. The final call may not come until minutes before game time, putting the betting status of this one up in the air. Tennessee has been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde team through the first 4 weeks of the season, looking great one week and awful the next. Their ugliest performance definitely came last weekend in a 57-14 loss to the Houston Texans in a game where DeShaun Watson had his NFL coming out party. The Titans started their road to improvement last season, but they are still just 7-18 SU in their last 25 road games and are also just 6-16 ATS in their last 22 away from home.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 25
  • Total Yards: 338.75
  • Rush Yards: 138.75
  • Passing Yards: 200
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 31.50
  • Total Yards: 368.75
  • Rush Yards: 112.50
  • Passing Yards: 274.25

Why are the Dolphins a Good NFL Betting Pick?

The Titans may have some QB issues ahead of this weekend, but it is nothing compared to what is going on in Miami. There were a lot of raised eyebrows when Jay Cutler got the job to replace Ryan Tannehill, mostly because the knock on Cutler during his career has been that he looks anything but interested in playing football. That issue has been raised again after Miami lost to the Saints last weekend and failed to put a point on the board. The Dolphins are not a safe NFL Betting Pick for Week 5. The Miami Dolphins have now just managed 6 points in their last 2 games, and are going to need to deal with potential fatigue this weekend after playing in London, England in Week 4. Miami has won 5 of their last 7 games at home, although it was Tannehill who was under center for most of those. They are also just 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 home games.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 8.33
  • Total Yards: 249
  • Rush Yards: 66.33
  • Passing Yards: 182.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 19
  • Total Yards: 350
  • Rush Yards: 77.67
  • Passing Yards: 272.33

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 5

  • Tennessee is 6-16 ATS in the last 22 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 7-18 SU in the last 25 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Miami is 10-5 SU in the last 15 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games at home
  • Tennessee is 3-6 SU in the last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee

Expert NFL Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

Even if Mariota is unable to go this weekend, this is a game that the Titans should still be able to win. The Dolphins have looked awful over the past 2 weeks, and also have the issue of trying to play a game so soon after a big round trip to London. Score: Tennessee Titans 24 – Miami Dolphins 10