Titans vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Aug 06, 2019

Reports indicate Carson Wentz might not even see the field on Thursday, but with Nick Foles in Jacksonville, the young Quarterback is the center of attention in Philadelphia this season.

August 08, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +108
Over / Under o +37
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -129
Over / Under u +37

The Philadelphia Eagles are Carson Wentz’s team once again. The former Pro Bowl quarterback will have his first chance to win back the home fans when the Eagles host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Philly opened as a 3.5-point home favourite but the spread dropped to an even field goal. The total is holding steady at 37. The Titans finished 27th in points per game while the Eagles placed a disappointing 18th coming off their Super Bowl campaign.

The Titans enter their second season under head coach Mike Vrabel. Tennessee went 9-7 straight up and 7-9 against the spread during the regular season last year, but things weren’t as positive in August. The club went 0-4 SU and ATS last pre-season.

The Eagles are 7-5 against the number in exhibition games under Doug Peterson’s leadership. The Under has been the best bet in Philly pre-season games. The Under is 8-4 in 12 August contests since Peterson took over in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tennessee Titans

Vrabel hasn’t talked about how much playing time his starters will receive on Thursday, but based off his actions last summer bettors should expect to see the first teamers on the field for the first series. 

Marcus Mariota will lead the first team offence again this year and he’ll be backed up by Ryan Tannehill. The former Dolphins starting QB should see the majority of snaps in the first half on Thursday while Logan Woodside will finish off the game.

Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz was drafted to be the savior in Philadelphia. His early production led locals to believe he would live up to his top billing. He earned a 2017 Pro Bowl selection while leading the Eagles to a 11-2 start. 

But his backup Nick Foles was the one getting all the glory after the Eagles Super Bowl win over the Patriots. Wentz’s injury history has prevented him from playing in all five of Philly’s playoff games over the last two seasons.

But Foles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason and Wentz no longer has to worry about the fans clamouring for the QB with a history of clutch performances. 

Reports indicate Wentz might not even see the field on Thursday. Peterson is leaning toward going with Nate Sudfeld, Clayton Thorson and Cody Kessler. Sudfeld is expected to win the backup job to Wentz this season.