The Detroit Lions host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Ford Field.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern and the game will be televised by CBS.
Here’s a complete look at all the betting info you need to know, as well as a prediction of the Week 2 game:
Lions vs. Titans Week 2 Betting Info
Note: All odds and numbers courtesy of OddsShark.com and are updated as of September 17
Spread: Lions (-6)
Betting Percentages: 50/50 on Lions (-6)
Betting Percentages: 65 percent on Over 47.5
Week 1 Results: Lions won straight up, won against the spread, and won the over; Titans lost straight up, lost against the spread, and won the over
The Lions finished the 2015 season on a 6-2 run. And they picked right up where they left off in Week 1 this year with a 39-35 win over the Colts.
You can thank Detroit’s quarterback for much of this success. Matthew Stafford threw for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns against Indianapolis. Over Stafford’s last 7 games, he has 20 TDs and just 1 INT.
The passing game is what the Lions will look to rely on vs. Tennessee. Stafford hit 8 different receivers last week, including new addition Marvin Jones 4 times for 85 yards. Running backs Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah ran well with limited carries, but excelled in the passing game, too. Their versatility could pose a problem for the Titans.
But the Titans bottled up Adrian Peterson (19 carries, 31 yards) in a Week 1 loss to Minnesota. Tennessee faced Vikings backup Shaun Hill and held them in check. It was a tough loss for the Titans, as they didn’t allow an offensive touchdown (Minnesota scored 2 defensive TDs).
Tennessee’s gameplan will be to get DeMarco Murray and the running game going to keep Stafford and Co. off the field. The Titans won’t put a muzzle on Marcus Mariota (he threw 41 passes in Week 1), but they won’t ask him to win the game.
The Lions secondary was vulnerable last week as Andrew Luck threw for 4 TDs. But Indy has a plethora of receiving weapons that Tennessee doesn’t.
This will be a close game, but Detroit has been rolling as mentioned above. And playing at home, the Lions come away with the victory.
The Pick: Lions 28, Titans 24 (Titans cover the spread and OVER wins)
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