Titans Giants Betting – Titans, Giants Look To Rebound From Losses In Week Three
After convincing week one wins, the Tennessee Titans and New York Giants looked a step slow week two, the Titans falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-11 at home, while the Giants fell to the Indianapolis colts 38-14 Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Both Tennessee and New York understand all about how slow starts can hurt their chances of getting into the postseason, after each had a slow start last year. These teams will meet Sunday afternoon with intentions to avoid losing consecutive games after great opening week victories.
NFL Betting: Tennessee Titans @ New York Giants
Online Sports Betting Odds: Giants -3
Why To Bet On The Titans?
After dominating the Oakland Raiders in the most lopsided contest of week one, the Titans welcomed the Steelers to town looking to build on their impressive opener. The Tennessee offense learned in a hurry that Pittsburgh’s defense wasn’t built the same as Oakland’s however, as the black and gold limited the Titans’ rushing game to just 36 yards, with running back Chris Johnson managing an average of just 2.1 yards per carry. The Steelers forced more turnovers than any team had been able to produce against the Titans since 2000, including getting to Vince Young four times. Tennessee will head to the Big Apple aiming to correct many of the mistakes they made on offense week two, and they should be able to fix most of their problems against a Giants’ defense that struggled to get pressure on Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning in week two. The Titans’ defense has been solid for two weeks, and will likely take a page from their AFC South rival to keep that trend going week three.
Why To Bet On The Giants?
The Giants learned in a hurry that every game will not be as easily defensively as when they played Carolina quarterback Matt Moore and the Panthers’ offense, as Manning lit them up for 255 yards and three touchdowns. New York struggled to dissect the Colts’ attack, but that should help them prepare for Tennessee, and if they can raise their game another level they should have no problem slowing Young down. The Giants will stack the box and force Young to throw the way the Steelers did, but their offense will have to be much better than they were week two in order to get back in the win column. 14 points against an Indianapolis defense that allowed 34 against the Texans was simply not good enough, so expect New York to get back to the film room and make corrections.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Titans’ rushing game is one of the best in the football betting league, and heading to New Meadowlands Stadium after registering just over two yards per carry the previous week, you can expect that Johnson will want to get going early on. The Giants struggled to put up points against the Colts in the dome, and will have even more trouble doing so against the Titans outdoors.
Titans Giants Betting Pick: Titans