Game: Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills
Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Odds: Titans +10, Bills -10
The Buffalo Bills opened the season with a stunning victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. They will face another team from the 2021 playoffs when they play the Tennessee Titans on Monday night in Orchard Park, New York. On the road, Buffalo (1-0) trounced the Rams 31-10 courtesy of 21 straight second-half scores. Tennessee has beaten the Bills in back-to-back seasons.
After holding a 13-point lead at the half, the Titans faltered in their season opener, falling to the New York Giants 21-20. The Giants would score late and then go for two. The risk paid off for New York. Unfortunately, the defeat leaves the Tennessee’s Titans 0-1 so far in 2022.
Tennessee thrashed the Bills 42-16 in Week 5 of the 2020 campaign. On a Monday night stage in Week 6 last year, Tennessee rallied to win 34-31. Both games took place in Nashville. Before the Titans scored 10 points in the fourth quarter of the game last season, Buffalo had a 31-24 advantage. Derrick Henry scored on a 13-yard run with 3:05 left. Henry had a monster game with 143 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Buffalo QB Josh Allen had himself a game too in 2021. Allen passed for 353 yards, one interception, and three touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough. In the Bills’ season opener, the Bills quarterback had 56 yards rushing and a touchdown and he threw for 297 yards and three more scores. It was the seventh time in his career so far that Allen ran and threw for at least three TDs in a single game.
Linebacker Von Miller, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and eight-time Pro Bowl selection, made his NFL debut for the Bills in Week 1. He distinguished himself against the Rams by recording two sacks and three tackles for loss. Miller has recorded at least two sacks in 21 games during his career.
On Monday night, injuries might be a factor. The Bills’ star defensive tackle Ed Oliver, DT Tim Settle, and CB Dane Jackson all missed practice on Thursday due to injuries to their ankles (knee). Dontrell Hilliard, CB Kristian Fulton, and WR Kyle Philips were absent from the Titans’ practice on Thursday.
Buffalo has won five of its previous six games, going SU and ATS. In their last 17 home games, the Bills have won 14. In their last 12 home games versus Tennessee, they are 8-4 SU. In their last 14 games, the Titans have a 10-4 SU record. Additionally, Tennessee is 10-4 SU in its last 14 contests with Buffalo. The Titans have just a 3-6 ATS record in their last nine games.
Tennessee is 8-2 SU and ATS in its last 10 appearances on Monday Night Football. Buffalo is 0-6 SU and ATS in its last six games against the Titans as the favorite. The Bills have seen the total go Over in five of their last seven games. Twelve of Tennessee’s last 15 games on the road have resulted in the Over.
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