The Cleveland Browns are one of four teams to never play in a Super Bowl. Could that change this year? The Browns have a ton of buzz entering the season and will debut Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday as solid home favorites on the NFL Lines against the visiting Tennessee Titans.
How to Bet Titans vs Browns 2019 NFL Week 1 Odds & Game Info
- When: Sunday, 1 PM ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 1 Odds: Cleveland Browns -5.5 (Total 45.5)
In Week 7 of the 2017 season, Cleveland lost 12-9 at home in overtime to the Titans – but remember that Browns team finished 0-16 and didn’t yet have Baker Mayfield or Odell Beckham Jr. Ryan Succop won it for Tennessee on a 47-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime. Zane Gonzalez had forced overtime by kicking a season-long 54-yard field goal with 47 seconds left in regulation to tie it 9-9.
- Mostly Cloudy: 21°C/70°F
- Humidity: 67%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 72%
- Wind: 10 mph NNE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on Tennessee?
The Titans appear to have a quarterback problem as Marcus Mariota isn’t the answer and offseason addition Ryan Tannehill couldn’t even make it with the Miami Dolphins. The Titans made a strong push to improve their offense this offseason. The two biggest free-agent moves included agreeing to a four-year, $44 million contract with left guard Rodger Saffold and a four-year, $36 million contract for wideout Adam Humphries. Tennessee also used a second-round pick on receiver A.J. Brown and a third-round pick on guard Nate Davis. GM Jon Robinson wants to get a clear evaluation of Mariota, who is playing under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract.
The team will have top running back Derrick Henry ready for Week 1. A calf injury cost Henry all of training camp, but he’s been practicing the past two weeks and expects to occupy his usual bell-cow role come Week 1. “I’m back to feeling good, being able to practice these last couple weeks,” said the former Heisman winner. “It’s game week, so I’m ready to go.” Henry spent a portion of last year in a timeshare with pass-catcher Dion Lewis before separating himself with a late-season explosion.
Receiver Kalif Raymond, defensive lineman Isaiah Mack, running back Dalyn Dawkins and offensive linemen David Quessenberry and Jamil Douglas are among those who’ve made the team’s initial 53-man roster. Raymond led the Titans in the preseason with 13 catches for 204 yards, while Dawkins ended the preseason in style with a 117-yard, two touchdown game against the Bears.
The contest marks the second season opener in franchise history against the Browns. The only other time it happened was a Browns win in Cleveland in 1971.
The Titans are 30-29 all-time on Kickoff Weekend, including a 10-10 mark in the Titans era, which began in 1999. They won three consecutive openers on the road from 2013–2015 before suffering Week 1 losses the past three years, including last season’s seven-hour affair at Miami due to a pair of weather stoppages.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 25.20
- Rush Yards: 136.20
- Pass Attempts: 28.10
- Completion Percentage: 59.07
- Passing Yards: 217.60
- Total Yards: 353.8
- Turnovers: 1.20
Why Bet on Cleveland?
After finishing 2018 with a 7-8-1 record and a third-place finish in the AFC North, the Browns are launching a new era in 2019 with Freddie Kitchens as their head coach. Cleveland is a chic Super Bowl pick with Baker Mayfield playing so well as a rookie last year. Mayfield set the NFL rookie record with 27 passing touchdowns, throwing at least one in each of his 13 starts.
The Browns got Mayfield one of the top receivers in the league in former Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. The three-time Pro Bowl selection was acquired in a trade after collecting 390 receptions for 5,476 yards (14.0 avg.) and 44 touchdowns in five seasons in New York. Throughout the past two offseasons, general manager John Dorsey has done a tremendous job building a competitive roster and there’s a real belief that this team can compete for the AFC North title.
ESPN did 20,000 season-long simulations and played out the entire 267-game NFL season. When all was done and dusted, the simulation had the Browns finishing the season with a 10-6 record, good enough for the division title and the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs.
Over the weekend, the Browns acquired WR Taywan Taylor from the Titans in exchange for a 2020 undisclosed draft pick. Taylor is 5-11, 205 pounds and entering his third NFL season out of Western Kentucky. Taylor has appeared in 29 games with nine starts. He has 53 career receptions for 697 yards with two touchdowns. Last year, he registered 37 receptions for 466 yards and one touchdown in 13 contests.
Rookies Austin Seibert and Jamie Gillan outlasted veterans Greg Joseph and Britton Colquitt in training camp battles for the kicking and punting jobs, launching a youth movement and new beginning at the positions. Undrafted out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Gillan isn’t as polished as Colquitt, but he has a powerful leg and also displayed some tackling skills.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 22.10
- Rush Yards: 92.60
- Pass Attempts: 38.70
- Completion Percentage: 61.50
- Passing Yards: 256.20
- Total Yards: 348.8
- Turnovers: 1.60
Titans vs Browns 2019 NFL Week 1 Betting Trends
- Titans are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games against Cleveland
- Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in September
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games on the road
- Browns are 5-14-1 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
- Browns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the AFC South division
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cleveland’s last 20 games at home
Expert Final Score Prediction for Titans vs Browns
Tennessee Titans 17 – Cleveland Browns 24