Check out our free Giants vs Titans pick and preview for NFL week 1 games in Nashville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Kickoff for this matchup between the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans is set for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be played in Nashville, TN at Nissan Stadium with FOX carrying television coverage. The odds for this week 1 non conference matchup have the Titans as the -6.0 point favorite against the spread.
Giants vs Titans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: New York Giants at Tennessee Titans
- Where: Nashville at Nissan Stadium
- Date: Sunday, September 11th
- Betting Odds: TEN -6.0, NYG +214 | TEN -264, O/U 43.5
Giants Preview: Can the Defense Improve
This season, New York will look to improve upon last year’s record of 4-13-0. This performance left them in last place in the NFC East.
Last year, points were hard to come by for a Giants offense ranked just 31st in points per game. Last season, New York did not surpass 30 points on offense in a single game.
Heading into the game, the New York Giants will look to move up the rankings in the passing attack, as they threw for a total of just 3196 passing yards (30th). The team only outgained their opponents through the air 3% of their games.
In week 1, New York starter Daniel Jones will be kicking off his 4th Season season in the league. Last season, Jones started 11 games for the Giants. Overall, he finished 29th in passing yards with a total of 2428.
The Giants struggled on defense last year, ranking 23rd in points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams scored 24.5 points per game vs the unit. New York finished last year with the 19th ranked defense in points per play.
Last season, New York gave up an average of 6.3 yards per passing attempt. As a whole, the unit finished 15th in passing yards allowed.
Titans Preview: Looking to Increase Offense
The Tennessee Titans head into the season looking to make another appearance in the playoffs. Last year’s team ended the year with a 19-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round round. Last year’s team had an overall regular season record of 12-5-0, good for the top spot in the AFC South.
This year, Tennessee will be looking for an increase in offensive output, as last year’s unit averaged 24.6 points per game, placing them 15th in the NFL. This week, Tennessee will face off against last year’s 23rd-rated scoring defense. In the 2021-2022 season, they scored an average of 24.14 points per game to teams that finished in the bottom third of the league in points allowed.
A major weakness of the 2021-2022 Tennessee Titans offense was their inability to pick up yardage in the passing game, as they threw for just 3418 yards, placing them 24th in the league. The team only outgained their opponents through the air in 2% of their games.
Heading into the game, quarterback Ryan Tannehill enters his 11th Season of his career. Last season, Tannehill started all 17 games for Tennessee. His overall passing yards of 3734, placed him 16th among other NFL quarterbacks.
Defensively, the Titans were one of the top units in the NFL, giving up just 20.8 points per game, good for 6th in the league. This week, Tennessee will face off against last year’s 31st ranked scoring offense. In the 2021-2022 season, they allowed an average of 16.43 points per game to teams that finished in the bottom third of the league in scoring.
A strength of last year’s Titans defense was their ability to defend the run, ranking 2nd in rush yards allowed per game. Last year, the defense allowed opponents to outrush the NFL league average of 115 yards, in 2 of their matchups.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Over the last 5 matchups between New York and Tennessee, the Titans have won 4 of the last 5 games. The over-under record in these games sits at 2-3-0, with the average scoring total coming in at 41.0 points. The Tennessee Titans have gone 4-1-0 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Giants have averaged 19.2 points per game in the past 5 head to head matchups, compared to Tennessee at 21.8.
In terms of betting, New York finished the season with an ATS mark of 6-11-0. Like their overall ATS record, taking the Giants to cover the spread on the road was a losing bet, as they covered at a rate of just 33.0%. This performance came while entering a majority of their games as the betting underdog. Overall, the Giants were favored just 1 time.
During the 2021-2022 regular season, the Tennessee Titans were one of the better teams vs the spread, going 10-7-0. Like their overall ATS record, Tennessee was excellent vs the spread at home, covering at a rate of 67.0%. Last year, the Titans were favored 3 times by more than -6.0, finishing with an ATS record of 1-2-0. Tennessee ended these games with a scoring differential of +4.67 points.
Last season, the New York Giants had an over-under record of 5-11-1. The New York Giants accounted for less than half of the overall scoring in the 2021-2022 season at 38.0%. They also made up for 39.0% of the scoring in games that went over the posted over-under betting total.
Tennessee is coming off a season in which they had an over-under mark of 8-9-0. When playing at home, the Titans finished the season averaging 23.22 points per game, right in line with their season average of 24.6. Overall, the team’s defense actually performed better at home, where they allowed 16.78 points per game, compared to their overall figure of 20.82.
Giants vs Titans Pick
- Our Free Betting Pick: Titans -6.0