Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting – NFL Week 8, 2020
The Tennessee Titans just suffered their first loss of the season and will look to get back on the winning path in Week 8 when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, November 1.
These two AFC foes haven’t met each other since 2017 and will have a lot on the table in this one each, so I’m bringing you the best Titans vs. Bengals betting pick along with all key betting tips and trends and the latest odds update.
Titans vs. Bengals Odds
|Titans to Win||-250|
|Bengals to Win||+210|
The Titans will hit the road after three straight contests in Nashville. That could be a tricky situation, but the bookies are still pretty sure who’ll win in Cincinnati this Sunday.
According to Bovada sports, the Titans are -250 moneyline favorites with a total of 54.5 points. The Bengals’ defense is porous, but their offense knows how to put some decent numbers on the scoreboard.
Tennessee Titans Form
The Titans are coming off a 27-24 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday, as two undefeated teams battled it out. Tennessee trailed 24-7 at halftime, but they improved a lot in the second half and missed a nice opportunity to escape with a victory.
Stephen Gostkowski’s 45-yard field goal was no good, as the Titans’ kicker had a chance to tie the game at 27-27 with 19 seconds left on the clock.
Tennessee racked up only 292 total yards against the Steelers’ stout defense. The Titans picked off Ben Roethlisberger three times, but their offense spent only 23:23 on the field.
Derrick Henry had 20 carries for 75 yards and a TD, but the matchup with the Steelers’ D is arguably the toughest one he could get. The Titans are still fifth in the league in rushing yards per game (145.2) and fourth in points scored per contest (31.3).
Cincinnati Bengals Form
Joe Burrow is a real deal, but the rookie signal-caller cannot win games on his own. The Bengals are yielding 27.7 points per contest (21st in the NFL). Their defense is 28th in rushing yards (133.7) and 25th in passing yards (261.4).
Furthermore, the Bengals are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the most sacks allowed through the first seven weeks (28). Cincy is scoring 23.3 points per contest (23rd) while racking up only 98.9 rushing yards per game (26th).
Burrow tossed for 406 yards, three touchdowns, and one pick this past Sunday, but the Bengals still lost to the Cleveland Browns 37-34 to drop to 1-5-1 on the season. They blew a 34-31 lead with 1:06 to go in the fourth quarter, allowing Baker Mayfield to launch a furious final drive.
Titans vs. Bengals Betting Pick
After they struggled against Pittsburgh, the Titans will look to roll over the Bengals, and I don’t see how the hosts will slow down Derrick Henry and Tennessee’s offense.
Cincinnati’s offensive line is a massive issue, as well as the Bengals’ run defense. Before he had a solid game against the Steelers, Henry ran for 212 yards against the Houston Texans, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he put on another tremendous performance.
Therefore, I’m backing the Titans to win by three or more points. The Bengals are playing at home, and their offense is capable of making some damage against the Titans’ D that allows 25.5 points per game (17th in the NFL), so I have to buy a few points and take a 2.5-point spread.
Tennessee Titans (-2.5)-180