The Tennessee Titans visit the Washington Commanders in Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season. The Titans are coming off a game where they were just more physical against the Colts. The Commanders, on the other hand, are coming off a lackluster showing against the Dallas Cowboys. This matchup should be an interesting one. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for the game!
Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Commanders Betting Odds
The Titans are 2.5-point road favorites against the Commanders and are at -140 on the money line. The over/under is at 42.5 too. The point spread seems a bit low, considering how good the Titans looked this past week against the Colts, and how bad Washington has looked to start the year overall, not just this past week. The over/under, however, does make sense. The Titans have leaned on their defense up to this point, and their offense has finally found some rhythm too. The Commanders have been inconsistent at best when it comes to scoring, so this total makes sense too.
Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Commanders Prediction
The pick: Titans -2.5
The Titans are back to .500 and just seem to find different ways to win games week in and week out. This past week was a great example of that. They have just become very consistent with Mike Vrabel as their head coach. Ryan Tannehill being their starting quarterback is still worrisome because of the lack of consistency he’s shown when running their offense, but they might have the most reliable running back in the NFL in Derrick Henry. Last game was Henry’s best of the year up to this point. He started out slow in Week 1 and Week 2, but seems to be back to his normal self now.
The Titans defense has also stepped up, which makes them a scary matchup for anyone going forward. The Commanders seem like they are in disarray. They won in Week 1 against the Jaguars, but haven’t looked great since. The offense has played poorly, with Carson Wentz leading the way, and the defense hasn’t been able to put up much of a fight. Take the Titans here, they’re more consistent.
- Titans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in October
- Commanders are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 games following a straight up loss
- Over is 6-0 in Titans last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record
- Under is 6-1 in Commanders last 7 home games
Tennessee Titans Injuries: WR Treylon Burks (Toe) O, OLB Bud Dupree (Hip) Q, OT Taylor Lewan (Knee) O
Washington Commanders Injuries: WR Jahan Dotson (Hamstring) Q, DE Chase Young (Knee) O, S Percy Butler (Quad) Q
Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Tennessee Titans vs Washington Commanders below.
The Commanders Offensive Line vs the Titans Defensive Front Seven
The Commanders have really struggled to protect Carson Wentz this year. Through four games, he’s been sacked 17 times, which is a huge amount. He got sacked 9 of those 17 times against the Eagles alone two weeks ago. That’s contributed a lot to the Titans only averaging around 258 passing yards. The Commanders also need to be better in run-blocking too. The good news is that Brian Robinson will be back at running back soon, but he will need to work a lot harder with how bad the offensive line has been. They have averaged 100.5 rushing yards up to this point, which is decent, but they still have not been great between the tackles. The offensive line needs to be better against Tennessee, which has one of the best front seven’s in the entire NFL.
Derrick Henry vs the Commanders Front Seven
Derrick Henry had his first 100-yard rushing game last week, when he hit 114 yards rushing against the Colts. He seems like he is finally back on the scene after starting the year relatively slow by his standards. The Commanders might be a great matchup for him to get over a hundred yards again. The Commanders rushing defense is giving up an average of 112 yards so far on the year. Henry could be in store for another big game if the Commanders can’t get their defense settled. This is the key for the Commanders to have any chance in this game, they must contain Henry.