Titans vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 9 Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Nov 02, 2018

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The Dallas Cowboys are hoping Amari Cooper will help Dak Presott ignite the passing game against the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee
9-7
AT
November 05, 2018, 8:15 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Dallas
10-6
Pointspread +6 -110
Moneyline +220
Over / Under o +40.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

Pointspread -6 -110
Moneyline -270
Over / Under u +40.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

Two struggling offences lock horns in this Monday night encounter. The Cowboys are glad to be at home, where they are perfect this season, while the Titans need a win to keep pace with the AFC South leading Houston Texans.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Titans have won two of their three trips to Dallas since the team moved to Tennessee in 1999. They also have five wins in the past six Monday night appearances, and are 6-0 against the spread in those six games. The Cowboys have fared well on Monday nights as well, winning their last three games, but have not played well against the Titans. The Cowboys are 1-4 against the spread in the last five games versus the Titans. Dating back to last season, the total has gone under in nine of the last 11 games for the Cowboys.

Tennessee Titans

After a 3-1 start to the season the Titans have tanked, losing three games in a row, including the last two at home. They’ve been outscored by 23 points during this streak. A major reason for the tumble has been the play of their 30th ranked scoring offence, only managing 15.1 points per game. Suspect No. 1 is quarterback Marcus Mariota. Mariota was hit with the injury bug at the start of the season and has only appeared in five games, which have not been productive games. He’s passed for only three touchdowns and has thrown five interceptions. It’s not all on Mariota, as the running game has been brutal. Derrick Henry is ranked 38th in the NFL in rushing with 284 yards on 84 carries with only one touchdown. Last season in a part-time appearance, he was much more effective.

Finally, the Titans only have one receiver with over 30 receptions this season – Corey Davis has 30 for 395 yards. The Titans were looking for a receiver, but couldn’t make a deal to help there, unlike the Cowboys. A key matchup to watch on Monday night is the Titans 19th-ranked run defence that averages 112.3 yards against per game versus the second best running back in football, Ezekiel Elliott.

Dallas Cowboys

The good news for the Dallas Cowboys is this game is on Monday night. The Cowboys have been polar opposites between home and away games. At home they are 3-0, with wins against the Giants, Lions, and Jaguars, on the road they are 0-4 with losses against the Panthers, Seahawks, Texans, and Redskins. They have not lost back-to-back games all season. Their offence ranks 26th in scoring 20 per game and they have surpassed 200 yards passing just twice this season, averaging 183.1 yards per game (29th in the league). Cole Beasley has a team-high 33 receptions for 350, while newcomer Allen Hurns has only caught 13 passes. Third-round pick Michael Gallup has not found his way with this offence, managing just 10 catches.

So, it’s no wonder why the Cowboys spent a first round pick to acquire Amari Cooper from the Raiders. Cooper will make his debut as a member of the Dallas Cowboys Monday night. He struggled in Oakland this year with just 22 receptions for 280 yards. Perhaps a fresh new start for this former first rounder is just what the doctor ordered.

Titans vs. Cowboys Prediction

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