Two teams that did last year NFL The playoffs enter this Week 3 matchup winless.
The Las Vegas Raiders head to Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at 1 pm ET at Nissan Stadium.
After going into halftime of their Week 2 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals up 20-0, the Raiders only scored 3 more points before losing, 29-23 in overtime. The addition of Davante Adams was supposed to put this team over the top, but Las Vegas still faces the same inconsistency, questionable clock-keeping and lapses in judgment. The Raiders must win this game to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competitive AFC West.
How quickly things change in a year. Last season, the Titans were the top seed in the AFC, this season, they clearly are not. After Monday night’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Titans are trying to recapture some of the mojo that served them well in 2021. Although they have some wiggle room in the AFC South, going 0-3 will test those limits. .
Here you’ll find everything you need from a betting perspective for the Raiders-Titans game, from point spread, money line, total over/under and expert selection (odds via FOX Bet):
RELATED: Week 3 lines, odds
raiders @ titans (1 p.m. ET, Sunday, FOX)
Point difference: Las Vegas -1.5 (Raiders are favorites to win by 1.5+ points, otherwise Titans cover)
money line: Las Vegas -125 favorites to win (bet $10 to win a total of $18); Tennessee +100 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $20 total)
Total score over/under: N/A
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FOX Sports Betting Analyst Pick Jason McIntyre:
Call me crazy, but this feels like an early elimination game in the AFC playoff race. Both teams made the playoffs last year, but both sit 0-2 after drowning road games in the fourth quarter: the Raiders at home against Arizona and the Titans at home against the Giants in Week 1.
Tennessee is an underdog at home with Mike Vrabel, which is usually a good bet, but can you take this defense to hold off Davante Adams and Darren Waller? Buffalo’s offense scored 34 points in 2 1/2 quarters Monday, and the starters didn’t play the quarter. The Raiders could have that kind of success. If Hunter Renfrow doesn’t turn the ball over in overtime on Sunday, the Raiders are probably 1-1, and this difference is -3.5.
When it comes to Las Vegas, the only thing to watch out for is fatigue. The Raiders were on the field for 78 snaps against the Cardinals and now travel across the country for a 1 pm kickoff.
The Titans were slashed in Week 1 by Saquon Barkley, so there’s a chance Josh Jacobs could cut loose for a big game. And I expect Adams to top his 2-catch, 12-yard performance from last week late in the first quarter.
Tennessee has been woefully inept in every phase of the game for two weeks, and I’m playing with the chalk here.
TO CHOOSE: Raiders (-2.5 on FOX Bet at time of pick) to win by more than 2.5 points
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