By: Jason Green
The Seahawks notched their first win of the season in their last Game, but there are major coNCerns with Seattle. No surprise that their defense has been legit, only giving up 26 points in their last two Games, but their offense has struggled to get points on the boards only totaling 21 points in two Games. Their D will be tested by a Tennessee offense that scored 37 points in their last Game.
At 5 dimes sportsbook the Seahawks are 2.5-point favorites with a total of 42.
While the Titans lost to the Oakland Raiders in their first Game of the season they beat up on the Jacksonville Jaguars in their last Game to get in the W column. Their offense had been pretty dormant through the first six quarters of the season, but in the 2nd half in the win over Jax they blew up for 31 points. The big question is can they move the chains facing the Seattle D and the Legion of Boom?
These teams have not met since the 2013 season in Seattle where the Seahawks beat the Titans 20-13.
Seattle beat the weak San Francisco 49ers 12-9 in their last Game where they were fortunate to escape with a W. QB Russell Wilson passed for the only TD in the Game with a little over seven minutes left to give the Seahawks the win. Wilson passed the ball 51 times in the win only putting up 198 yards and he only averaged 5.1 yards per reception. Tyler Lockett led the squad with 64 yards and the lack of depth at the WR corps will be a main issue for Seattle this season. RB Chris Carson was a main reason for the win rushing for 93 yards and averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
What is even more worrisome for the Seahawks is that they have not played great defensive teams in their two Games against the 49ers and Green Bay Packers.
In their last Game the Titans beat the Jaguars where they pOured in the offense in the 2nd half. Marcus Mariota passed for 215 yards with a TD and an INT and five players for Tennessee had at least30 receiving yards. Derrick Henry rushed for 92 yards averaging a solid 6.6 yards per carry, but DeMarco Murray for the 2nd straight Game and he is listed as day-to-day for this Game with an ankle injury.
The Titans forced three turnovers in their win over Jacksonville and held the Jags to 310 total yards and if their D can keep the offensive struggled for Seattle continuing they have a good shot to come up with a home upset.
The Seahawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Games overall, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road Games, and in their last 7 Games in September the Under record is 6-1.
The Titans are 7-22-2 ATS in their last 31 home Games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Games following a straight up win of more than 14 points, and in their last 8 Games after a win of at least 14 points the Under record is 6-2.
Jason’s Pick: In the last six Games between these teams the underdog is 6-0 ATS and the Seahawks have failed to cover in their last five road Games. Both of those trends will continue in this Game. The Titans are a team on the rise while the Seahawks window is closing quickly, as Tennessee will at least cover the spread in this Game.