The future is still bright for Joe Burrow, but the Cincinnati Bengals also want to add more to their solitary win. Will that come for them in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans, who are looking to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season.
Betting Preview for the Tennessee Titans vs Cincinnati Bengals Regular Season Week 8 Game on November 1, 2020
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
When: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Tennessee Titans (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-1
The Titans are undefeated no more after they fell prey to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 27-24 home loss in Week 7. The offense looked fine for Tennessee even against the Steelers’ elite defense, but it was the Titans’ own stop unit that couldn’t do its job consistently that was the biggest reason why the team lost. The Titans allowed Pittsburgh to convert on all its seven third-down opportunities in the first half. The Steelers ended up converting 13 of 18. However, that shouldn’t be as much of a problem next weekend for the Titans against the Bengals. For one, Cincinnati is just 25th in the league in third-down conversion percentage (38.78). For comparison, Pittsburgh is third overall. Furthermore, the Titans have a dangerous secondary that will be waiting for any bad throw Joe Burrow is going to make. As a pass-heavy offense with a rookie under center, the Bengals are highly susceptible to getting intercepted, especially against the Titans, who are tied for second-most defensive picks in the NFL with nine.
The Titans are 5-3 against the spread in their last eight road games.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-5-1
Wins are expected to be hard to come by for the Bengals this season, but that’s not stopping Joe Burrow to come up with impressive performances. Burrow, who is third in the NFL with 2,023 passing yards, threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns against an interception on 35-of-47 completions during a 37-34 home loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Burrow did all that despite the Bengals’ offense missing a few starters, including running back Joe Mixon, who is apparently still not over a foot injury. Mixon is reportedly on a week-to-week status, which means he could miss next Sunday’s showdown with the Titans. If he does, then veteran Gio Bernard will get another start. Bernard had 37 rushing yards on 13 carries and 59 receiving yards with a touchdown on five catches in the Cleveland game. Burrow has been sacked 22 times in the last five Bengals games, but he could expect more time in the pocket in Week 8 against the Titans’ pass rush that is only 30th in the league with a 2.86 defensive sack percentage.
The Bengals are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games at home.
The Titans win, 33-24.
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