Las Vegas Raiders at Tennessee Titans (9/25/22): Odds, Predictions, and Depth Charts
The 0-2 Las Vegas Raiders will travel to Nissan stadium this week to battle it out against the 0-2 Tennessee Titans. While the Titans got obliterated by the Buffalo Bills 41-7 on Monday night football last week, the Raiders lost 29-23 in a heart-breaker that saw them squander a 20-point lead to the Cardinals at home. With the season essentially on the line, this game has perhaps the biggest playoff implications of the season this week as only a handful (6) of teams have made it to the postseason after starting 0-3. Let’s look at the odds, trends, and overall prediction for this Raiders vs Titans Sunday matchup.
Las Vegas Raiders Vs. Tennessee Titans Betting Odds
The Las Vegas Raiders are -2 to -2.5 point favorites over the Tennessee Titans this week, despite the Titans playing at home. The over/under is set at 45.5.
Las Vegas Raiders Vs. Tennessee Titans Prediction
It was a tough time to be a Raiders’ fan last week, but it was an even tougher time to be a Titans’ fan. Getting dismantled by the Bills in primetime on Monday Night football is never fun, but it’s even worse considering the team lost to the New York Giants the week before. After all, this is the same team that was the number one seed in the AFC last season, led by head coach of the year award winner Mike Vrabrel. Now, the Titans looks like a team coached by a first-year head coach with a mediocre game-manager under center at quarterback. The root of the problem: Derrick Henry’s lack of Derrick Henrying. Last game, Henry finished with 13 carries for 25 yards, his lowest rushing total since 2018. Turns out, you can’t win many games with Ryan Tannehill as your quarterback if Henry isn’t himself.
Over to the Raiders…don’t be fooled: the team looked great in the first half of their matchup against the Cardinals. Derek Carr came out slinging-it last week and was finding early-success with his plethora of weapons around the field. Head coach Josh McDaniels finally seemed to have found his bearings as his offense was rolling, then came the second half. After the break, a different Raiders’ offense came out of the tunnel and gave the game away. While a lot can be said about the Raiders’ defense giving the Cardinals free yards on over four 4th-downs, the Raiders’ offense played scared and Carr evaporated under Cardinals pressure. Scoring just three points in any-given half is not reminiscent of a good offense, especially one that paid so much money for one of the best receivers in the league.
Despite fooling bettors the last two weeks, I believe the Raiders’ will finally get their first-win of the season against the Titans. While both teams will come out motivated after dismal losses, the Raiders were a fumble away from putting down the Cardinals’ comeback efforts and Arizona is a far better team than Tennessee. Raiders’ defensive star Maxx Crosby is too much for the Titans’ offensive line to handle, especially if their best OT in Taylor Lewan remains out for this game. If Henry can’t get going early, the Raiders’ better-than-expected corners will surely take advantage of QB Ryan Tannehill throwing the ball.
Prediction: Raiders 27 | Titans 16
- Raiders are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall
- Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
– C Andre James (Questionable)
– WR Hunter Renfrow (Questionable)
– DT Bilal Nichols (Questionable)
– LB Denzel Perryman (Questionable)
– S Tre’von Moehrig (Questionable)
-OLD Bud Dupree (Questionable)
-OT Taylor Lewan (Questionable)
-OL Jamarco Jones (Questionable)
-CB Ugo Amadi (Questionable)
-WR Treylon Burks (Questionable)
Check out the key matchups and mismatches for away team vs home team below.
Raiders’ Defensive Line vs Titans Offensive Line
After allowing 2 sacks and 8 tackles for loss last week, the banged-up Titans offensive line will look to have a better performance against a defensive front led by Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones. Because Tannehill isn’t as great a runner as Kyler Murray, expect the Raiders’ front to inflict more damage than the one sack and one tackle-for-loss performance they had a week ago. The Titans just have too many injuries for there to be any confidence in their line this week.
Derek Henry vs the Raiders’ defense
Giving up 143 rush yards on 28 carries last week, the Raiders’ defensive line and overall defense is going to have to bring their A-game for Derrick Henry. Despite Henry’s slow start, if he ends up finding his groove then he’ll single-handedly open up the Titans offense into something worthy of the AFC’s one seed. Well, maybe in 2021.
Las Vegas Raiders Depth Chart
QB: Derek Carr
RB1: Josh Johnson
RB2: Brandon Bolden
LWR: Devante Adams
RWR: Hunter Renfrow
SWR: Mack Hollinss
TE1: Darren Waller
Tennessee Titans Depth Chart
QB: Ryan Tannehill
RB1: Derrick Henry
RB2: Dontrell Hilliard
LWR: Robert Woods
RWR: Treylon Burks
SWR: Nick Westbrook-Inhine
TE1: Austin Hooper