The Tennessee Titans will travel to MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take on the New York Jets in a Week 4 matchup.
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The Titans are currently 2-1 this season as they are coming off a 25-16 home win over the Indianapolis Colts, where Ryan Tannehill had a good game going 18-of-27 for 197 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
The Jets are currently 0-3 and are coming off a 26-0 road loss against the Denver Broncos, where rookie quarterback Zach Wilson finished 19-of-35 for 160 yards with a pair of interceptions.
These teams seem to be a little bit closer than you would expect, according to the betting lines, so it will be interesting to see how both franchises attack this game here.
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According to BetUS Sportsbook, Tennessee Titans are coming into the match as favorites, priced at -280 to win, while New York Jets are at +240 to take the W. Bovada Sportsbook has the same moneyline betting odds for the Titans, but their Jets odds are a little different as they offer +230.
The King and I
The Tennessee Titans are built to run the football effectively, and that’s exactly what they are doing with running back Derrick Henry. So far this season, he has 80 carries for 353 yards (4.4 yards per rush) with three rushing touchdowns while also being a factor in the passing game with 12 catches for 105 yards.
In his last game against the Indianapolis Colts, Henry finished with 28 carries for 113 yards (4.0 yards per attempt) and three catches for 31 yards. But failed to find the end zone. With both Julio Jones and AJ Brown ruled out, a lot of focus will be on Henry’s ability to take over games.
The Tennessee Titans are not known as a great defensive team as they are currently giving up 28 points per game. Looking at their last game against the Indianapolis Colts, they allowed 16 points on 265 total yards of offense (178 passing, 87 rushing).
They were solid on third down as they forced the Colts to go just 3-of-12 on third down, but they converted both fourth down attempts.
They need to improve on stopping the run as they allowed 4.8 yards per rushing attempt. If the Titans can figure out how to be a better defensive team here against a weak offense, they will be heading in the right direction.
Berrios and Cream
The New York Jets have been a terrible offensive team this season, but wide receiver Braxton Berrios has been doing well as he has 14 receptions on 21 targets for 150 yards (10.7 yards per catch) so far without finding the end zone.
Looking at the last game against the Broncos, he finished with a pedestrian two catches on three targets with 26 yards (13 yards per reception). If he can figure out how to be more active in the passing game, it will really help the Jets’ offense get going.
The New York Jets defense has been pretty decent this season as they are allowing 23.3 points per game this season. In their last game against the Denver Broncos, they gave up 26 points on 343 total yards of offense (223 passing, 120 rushing).
The Jets did do well on third down, getting stops as they forced the Broncos to go just 4-of-11 on third down. However, they struggled as they allowed 5.4 yards per play. If they can figure out how to limit the opposing offense, they will be in a better spot.
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This game seems easy to bet as the Jets are averaging less than a touchdown per game.
Despite the injuries that are forcing both AJ Brown and Julio Jones to miss this game, Derrick Henry is one of the best running backs in the NFL and should dominate here.
The Jets are getting a couple of wide receivers back this game but also are without Jeff Smith, so they aren’t completely healthy.
The Titans are 2-1 against the spread this season, while the Jets are currently 0-3 against the spread.
Go with Tennessee to cover on the road as less than a touchdown favorite.