Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks: Preview and Pick
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The Tennessee Titans have had a surprising start to the season but enter this game off a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the first game without Jake Locker, the Titans were unable to beat the Chiefs and will get another difficult assignment this week when they go up against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are off a loss and will play at home where they have one of the best home field advantages in the game today.
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Seahawks as double digit favorites as they are giving (-13.5) in this game. As can be expected, the public is all over the home team in this game as over 70 percent of the early wagering is on Seattle. This line will be changing leading up to kickoff so make sure to check out the lines at all of the top rated sportsbooks.
Despite the loss to the Colts, the quarterbacks have played very well. Russell Wilson is just the fifth player in NFL history to pass for 200 yards and rush for 100 more in a losing effort. The same cannot be said for the Titans play at quarterback.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was 0-for-8 with an interception on passes traveling 15 or more yards downfield Sunday. The eight attempts on such throws is the most a quarterback has had in a game this season without a completion. Coming into the game, the Chiefs had allowed opponents to complete 34.3% of their deep passes, sixth best in the NFL. Fitzpatrick will have another big problem this weekend when he heads North West to take on a very difficult Seattle defense. Chris Johnson will have to run the rock and keep the pressure off the quarterback and the ball away from the Seahawks.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some very interesting trends for this game. The total has gone over in 16 of Seattle's last 24 games at home, over in 5 of Tennessee's last 7 games but under in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing Seattle. Tennessee is 1-5 straight up in its last 6 games when playing Seattle and is 4-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games on the road. Seattle is 5-0 in its last 5 games at home and will be ready for the Titans.
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks Pick
With plenty of time to go before kickoff of this week, I will wait to announce my pick when we get closer to game day. Check back the day of the event for my pick on this great game.