Titans vs. Eagles Betting Guide: Will Mike Vrabel Break His Preseason Slump?
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel.
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds
- Spread: Eagles -3
- Over/Under: 36.5
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles host the Titans in one of 11 Preseason Week 1 matchups on Thursday night. Let’s take a look at key storylines for both teams, complete with betting and daily fantasy analysis.
The Titans have ranked 27th, 19th and 14th over the past three seasons in scoring offense.
They pass-game corps was upgraded with the presence of ace slot maven Adam Humphries, second-round pick A.J. Brown and the return of veteran tight end Delanie Walker, so 2019 is a make-or-break season as far as Marcus Mariota’s progression is concerned.
Overall, Mariota has posted a 63.2% completion rate (No. 23 among 41 quarterbacks with 16 starts since 2015), averaged 7.2 adjusted yards per attempt (No. 20) and tallied a 89.4 quarterback rating (No. 23). He’s been the definition of an average passer since entering the league.
Can a revamped offense improve head coach Mike Vrabel’s historically porous preseason effort? He’s 0-4 all-time against the spread.
The Eagles addressed their need for a field-stretcher by signing the NFL’s premier speedster. They’re already all too familiar with the immediate impact D-Jax can have on any passing game.
Wide receivers with at least 30 receptions of 40+ yards over the past decade:
Jordy Nelson (32)
Calvin Johnson (33)
Julio Jones (34)
T.Y. Hilton (37)
Antonio Brown (39)
A.J. Green (41)
Mike Wallace (43)
DeSean Jackson (61) pic.twitter.com/qu5xoO6qP8
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) June 17, 2019
D-Jax has increased the yards per attempt rate of every quarterback he’s played with over his career.
Further increasing optimism around a resurgence for Carson Wentz in 2019 is the addition of second-round pick JJ Arcega-Whiteside and potential for improved health across the offensive line.
The Eagles boast one of the most talented rosters in the league from top-to-bottom, and I like them to start the season off with a win.
LEAN: Eagles -3