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NFL Betting Preview: LA Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans

September 17, 2023


This matchup features a pair of teams looking for their first win of the season when the 0-1 Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the 0-1 Tennessee Titans in week 2 of the NFL season. The Chargers lost at home in week 1 to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 34-36 while the Tennessee Titans lost on the road to the New Orleans Saints by a score of 15-16. 

Which team will get their first win of the season with a win in this matchup on Sunday afternoon? Let’s take a look at how these teams fared in week 1 of the NFL season.

The Los Angeles Chargers enter this game with a record of 0-1 following a 34-36 loss at home against the Miami Dolphins while failing to cover the 3-point spread as a home favorite in week 1 of the NFL season. Los Angeles scored 34 points while compiling 433 total yards offensively which included 228 passing yards and 234 rushing yards while allowing 36 points and 536 total yards defensively which included 466 passing yards and 70 rushing yards. 

Justin Herbert led the team in passing, completing 23 of 33 attempts for 228 yards and a touchdown while adding 18 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Austin Ekeler led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 47 yards. Keenan Allen led the team in receiving, catching six of nine targets for 76 yards.

Tennessee enters this game with a record of 0-1 following a 15-16 loss on the road against the New Orleans Saints while covering the 3-point spread as a road underdog in week 1 of the NFL season. The Titans scored 15 points while compiling 285 total yards offensively which included 198 passing yards and 104 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 351 total yards defensively which included 305 passing yards and 69 rushing yards. 

Ryan Tannehill led the team in passing, completing 16 of 34 attempts for 198 yards and three interceptions while rushing for five yards. Derrick Henry led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 63 yards while adding two receptions for 56 yards. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving, catching seven of 13 targets for 65 yards.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Chargers listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon in week 2 of the NFL season. Los Angeles has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 6-2-2 ATS in the last ten games in the series. 

The Chargers are 0-1 ATS overall this season after finishing last season with a record of 11-6-1 ATS overall, 7-3 ATS on the road, and 6-5-1 ATS as a favorite while the Tennessee Titans are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season after finishing last year with a record of 9-7-1 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS at home, and 5-3-1 ATS as an underdog.

Los Angeles is the more talented team this season and unless the Titans show some improvement offensively, Tennessee won’t finish with a winning record this season. The Chargers have been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten and two of the last three games. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Los Angeles Chargers at -160 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Chargers Money Line (-160)