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Tennessee Titans Odds
The Titans enter the season with momentum after reaching the AFC Championship Game last season and recently made the type of addition that displays they want to take the next step.
The club added three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (32 sacks) on the eve of the campaign to bolster the pass rush. The move comes after the club added linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. (eight sacks for Atlanta last season) during the offseason.
Tennessee’s offensive will revolve around the talents of running back Derrick Henry, whose torrid postseason stretch last year pushed the team into that AFC title game before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs. Henry led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards last season and tied for the league high of 16 rushing touchdowns.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is officially the man after wrestling the job from the now-departed Marcus Mariota last season. Tannehill threw 22 touchdown passes against six interceptions in 2019 while leading the NFL in passer rating (117.5).
Denver Broncos Odds
The Broncos are getting beat up before they even make it to game night with the loss of star linebacker Von Miller (franchise-record 106 career sacks) and the possible loss of standout receiver Courtland Sutton (72 catches in 2019) during practice sessions.
Miller suffered an ankle injury on Tuesday and will undergo surgery and he will likely miss the entire season. Sutton sprained his right shoulder on Thursday and is considered questionable.
Quarterback Drew Lock is beginning his first season as a starter after showing promise last season while passing for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns against three interceptions in five games.
Phillip Lindsay has back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons but he will be part of a tandem act with free-agent addition Melvin Gordon, who racked up 4,240 rushing yards in five seasons with the Chargers. New defensive tackle Jurrell Casey will surely be fired up to see his ex-teammates.
Casey made five Pro Bowl appearances in nine seasons with the Titans before being traded to Denver in the offseason.
Titans at Broncos Betting Pick for Week
Denver blanked the Titans 16-0 last season and held Henry to a season-low 28 rushing yards in what turned out to be Mariota’s final start with the franchise.
The Broncos won’t be able to cheat as much against the run with Tannehill in the saddle and the loss of Miller hampers the pass rush.
Titans at Broncos Betting Pick: Titans (-2.5), Broncos (+2.5)
Titans 20, Broncos 16
Titans at Broncos Best Bet
Tennessee strives to play efficient mistake-free football and the unit could keep Lock and the Denver offense in check as the signal caller makes his first opening day start.
Titans at Broncos Best Bet: UNDER 40.5