On the first Sunday of the NFL season, the New York Giants are traveling to Tennessee for this AFC/NFC matchup against the Titans. The Tennessee Titans are coming off a year as the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but they have made many changes to their roster that could affect their chance to return to that top spot. The New York Giants are currently in the middle of a rebuild and it will be a big question to see if Daniel Jones can weather the storm and help the Giants return to the success they are used to as a franchise. Let’s dive into this game’s betting odds and predictions.
New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans Betting Odds
The Tennessee Titans are opening this game as -250 moneyline favorites and the spread is currently placed at -5.5 points. The over/under line is currently at 43.5. The Tennessee Titans are the favorites for many reasons based on last year’s record as well as injury issues for the Giants coming into this game with a lot of offensive injuries. The Titans are not the same team as they were last year however, without star Wide Receiver A.J. Brown. Ryan Tannehill needs to prove that he deserves to be the long term answer for the Titans at quarterback and it starts this year.
Daniel Jones needs to do the same in a contract year with the New York Giants. If he can’t prove he is the long term answer this year, it very well might be his last starting season with New York. Starting off on the right foot would be crucial for his reasoning as to why. Getting back star RB Saquan Barkley will definitely help the Giants offense if he can remain healthy. The New York Giants also start this season with new Head Coach Brian Daboll so it will be interesting to see if he can improve this team that has been mediocre the past couple years.
New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans Picks & Predictions
I think the Tennessee Titans are the better team but I am interested to see how they start their 2022-23 campaign without A.J. Brown. I am also interested to see if the Giants can steal some upsets early. I see this being a close game and the spread line of -5.5 is a little close for my taste. I would like the Titans ML but the value of (-250) doesn’t really make it worth it.
That being said, the under in this game is something I definitely have my eyes on. Both of their offenses ranked in the mid-to-bottom of points per game. The New York Giants ranked 31st in points per game while the Titans were 15th. I could see this game falling close to a 20-17 score to finish so the under at 43.5 would be a smart play in my eyes. If the Titans offense struggles through the air, it could keep this game close and more of a defensive matchup. If you want to pick a team the Titans are a favorite for a reason, but looking at betting trends I prefer the under game total as my pick.
My Pick: u43.5
The Giants are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as underdogs. The Titans are not much better as they’re 1-5 ATS in their last six week one games. Both teams are hot in hitting the under. The under is 5-1 in the Giants last six week one games. The under is 5-0 in the Titans last 5 home games and 6-1 in their last six games overall. In head-to-head the Giants are 1-4 ATS against the Titans in their last 5 meetings.
New York Giants: Tyrod Taylor, questionable, Leonard Williams, questionable, Kayvon Thibodeaux, questionable, Azeez Ojulari, questionable, Jihad Ward, questionable
Tennessee Titans: Harold Landry III, Injured Reserve
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Daniel Jones vs. Tennessee Titans Defense
A matchup that will be one to look out for is Daniel Jones against the Titans defense to see if the Titans can keep the New York Giants off the scoreboard. The Giants put up some of the worst offensive numbers in the league last season while the Titans D put up some of the better defensive numbers so it is possible. Averaging only 4.7 yards per game, Daniel Jones will need to get the ball slinging further if he wants to give his team a chance to stay in this game. Having wideouts like Kenny Golladay and Sterling Shephard should be
The Titans have a very strong defensive line with guys like Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry. If they are able to easily get to Jones with ease, it might be a poor day for the Giants offense. Harold Landry III on IR will hurt the Titans secondary which could help Jones have more luck getting the ball out early.