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

Payton Matthews | Updated Nov 02, 2021

With three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald already on the roster, the L.A. Rams bolstered their defence even further by also acquiring Pro Bowl pass-rusher Von Miller in a blockbuster trade earlier this week.

Tennessee
12-5
AT
November 07, 2021, 8:20 PM ET
SoFi Stadium
L.A. Rams
12-5
Pointspread +7.5 -117
Moneyline +295
Over / Under o +53

29%

Betting Action

71%

Pointspread -7.5 -103
Moneyline -376
Over / Under u +53

29%

Betting Action

71%

The Sunday night game in Week 9 between the Titans and Rams could have been a Super Bowl 56 preview, but it’s no longer likely because of a major injury.

Los Angeles is a 7.5-point favourite to win on the NFL odds with a total of 54.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Of course, both these teams used to be located in different cities: The Titans in Houston (as the Oilers) and the Rams in St. Louis. Including those games, the Rams lead the all-time series 8-5. They beat the Titans in one of the great Super Bowls in history following the 1999 season when Tennessee came up 1-yard short of potentially tying the game on the final play. The teams last played in the 2017 regular season and the Rams won 27-23 in Nashville.

There has been major news on both sides this week. Tennessee lost the best running back in football in Derrick Henry to a likely season-ending broken foot – that’s beyond devastating for that franchise because Henry is the most important non-QB offensive player to his team in the NFL. The Rams continued going all-in for Super Bowl 56 by trading for eight-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher Von Miller from the Denver Broncos.

The Titans are 4-0-1 against the spread in the past five in this series.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans rallied to beat the Colts 34-31 in overtime on Sunday to essentially all but wrap up a second straight AFC South title as Tennessee clinched the season tiebreaker with Indianapolis and has a three-game lead. Yes, the Titans should still win the division even with two-time NFL rushing king Derrick Henry likely done for the year. It’s possible he could return late in the regular season or in the playoffs but he also could risk long-term injury with that broken foot. Henry was well on his way to winning a third straight rushing title as he leads the NFL by a mile with 937 yards and also is first with 10 rushing TDs and 219 carries. The former Heisman winner is that offence.

Tennessee did sign another future Hall of Fame running back off the street in Adrian Peterson, but he’s way past his prime. The Titans’ only other running back on their roster is Jeremy McNichols, who is more of a third-down back. Top wideout Julio Jones missed the Colts game with a hamstring and is iffy for this one. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their past five as a road underdog.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are essentially pretending the 2022 NFL Draft doesn’t exist because they will barely have a pick in it after trading a second- and third-rounder to the Broncos for eight-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher Von Miller. L.A. previously had traded a handful of other 2022 picks, including its first-rounder for QB Matthew Stafford. Miller now teams with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald to give L.A. a truly frightening defensive group. Miller didn’t play in Week 8 but should debut Sunday night.

The Rams are tied for the NFC’s best record at 7-1 and it’s vital to get the top seed and first-round bye. They had no trouble winning this past Sunday at horrible Houston, 38-22. The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their past seven following a win.

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