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NFL Betting Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. Tennessee Titans

August 19, 2023


The Tennessee Titans are 0-1 in the preseason following a 17-23 loss on the road against the Chicago Bears on Saturday in week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are 0-1 in the preseason following a 13-24 loss on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in week 1 of the NFL preseason on Thursday.

BookMaker has the Tennessee Titans listed as 2-point favorites on the road against the Minnesota Vikings and has set the total for the over/under plays at 37.5 points. Which team will come away with their first win of the preseason with a win in this matchup on Saturday? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring in the preseason.

Tennessee Titans Team Preview

The Tennessee Titans enter this game with a record of 0-1 in the preseason following a 17-23 loss on the road in week 1 of the NFL preseason against the Chicago Bears. The Titans are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS on the road this season.

Offensively, Tennessee is averaging 17 points per game in the NFL preseason. The Titans are averaging 372 total yards, 274 passing yards, and 126 rushing yards per game in the preseason. Malik Willis leads the team in passing completing 16 of 25 attempts for 189 yards with one interception while adding 22 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Julius Chestnut leads the team in rushing with seven carries for 46 yards while adding two receptions for 15 yards. Racey McMath leads the team in receiving with three receptions for 53 yards.

Defensively, the Titans are allowing an average of 23 points per game in the preseason. Tennessee is allowing an average of 337 total yards, 243 passing yards, and 100 rushing yards per game in the NFL preseason.

Minnesota Vikings Team Preview

The Minnesota Vikings enter this game with a record of 0-1 in the preseason following a 13-24 loss on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in week 1 of the NFL preseason. The Vikings are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

Offensively, the Vikings are averaging 13 points per game in the preseason. Minnesota is averaging 248 total yards, 176 passing yards, and 83 rushing yards per game in the NFL preseason. Nick Mullens leads the team in passing completing 14 of 20 attempts for 139 yards and a touchdown while adding nine yards rushing. Ty Chandler leads the team in rushing with 11 carries for 41 yards while adding four receptions for 29 yards. Jalen Reagor leads the team in receiving with four receptions for 55 yards.

Defensively, Minnesota is allowing an average of 24 points per game in the NFL preseason. The Vikings are allowing an average of 332 total yards, 234 passing yards, and 106 rushing yards per game in the preseason.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Minnesota has won six of the last eight games in the series and has won by an average score of 26.62 to 18 while going 6-2 ATS in those matchups. The Vikings have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 28.33 to 18 while going 3-0 ATS in those contests.

The over has hit in five of the last eight games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 44.62 points per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 46.33 points per game in those matchups.

Minnesota has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last eight and two of the last three games. The Vikings are 6-2 ATS in the last eight and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Minnesota Vikings +2 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday.

Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Vikings +2