Patriots vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Aug 12, 2019

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Tennessee is coming off an impressive 27-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 but how will they look against the New England Patriots on Saturday?

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August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Tennessee
9-7
Pointspread +2.5 -107
Moneyline -127
Over / Under o +42.5
Pointspread -2.5 -112
Moneyline +105
Over / Under u +42.5

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots took care of business against one of his former coordinator’s with a 31-3 win over Matt Patricia’s Detroit Lions in Week 1. Now Belichick and company will look to produce a similar result against another former pupil in Week 2. This time it’s Mike Vrabel’s Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans

Pointspread
  • Tennessee Titans -112 -2
  • New England Patriots -107 +2

A year ago, the Patriots went 3-1 in the preseason to set the tone for another Super Bowl winning season. As the defending champions, New England is on track for another strong run in exhibition play with games against the Titans, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants to close out the slate. Belichick is 44-35 all-time in preseason action, including 4-1 in his last five exhibition contests. It’s worth noting Week 1 is his best week, though, as his teams are 14-7 in Week 1, 11-8 in Week 2, 9-9 in Week 3 and 8-11 in Week 4.

Mike Vrabel was 0-4 in the preseason last year but got off to a good start this time around. They thumped the Eagles 27-10 and with a good rotation at key positions, they could be in line for another win this weekend.

New England Patriots

The biggest thing that stood out on tape from last week’s win over Detroit was the stout play of the defense. Jamie Collins, Derek Rivers and rookie Chase Winovich combined for 4.5 of New England’s nine total sacks. The Patriots secondary had no problem containing Tom Savage and David Fales in a blowout.

Even though Tom Brady didn’t play in the opener, Brian Hoyer and rookie Jared Stidham combined for 326 yards and three touchdowns with zero turnovers against the Lions. That rotation looks very strong.

Tennessee Titans

While they didn’t dominate in the same fashion as the Patriots did against Detroit, the Titans defense did look good in their 27-10 win over the Eagles. Tennessee held Philadelphia to 37 rushing yards on 17 carries in the victory. They also held the Eagles’ quarterbacks to just 190 yards on 15-of-33 passing. The Titans will face a much more difficult challenge against New England this week so it will be interesting to see how they respond.

The Tennessee offense remains a work in progress with quarterback Marcus Mariota set to see more snaps this week. Mariota went 4-of-8 for 24 yards in the exhibition opener. Tennessee’s backups looked really good versus Philadelphia with Ryan Tannehill and Logan Woodside combining to go 27-of-36 for 168 yards and four touchdowns in Week 1. This is a very good rotation at the position for preseason action.

The Titans also have depth at running back as Dion Lewis saw carries last week. However, the trio of first and second year runners (Jeremy McNichols, Dalyn Dawkins and Alex Barnes) ran well last week, combining for 93 yards on 28 carries.

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