Titans vs. Browns prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 3

A full betting preview for NFL Week 3 action between the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) heads to the locker room after beating the Chargers
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) heads to the locker room after beating the Chargers / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA

The Tennessee Titans bounced back in Week 2 of the NFL season, upsetting the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime. In Week 3, they'll face the Cleveland Browns who are coming off a tough loss on Monday Night Football, losing star running back Nick Chubb in the process.

I'm going to break down my best bet for the game in this betting preview, but if you want the rest of my plays for Week 3 action, check out the latest edition of the "Road to 272 Bets."

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Now, let's dive into my betting preview.

Titans vs. Browns odds, spread, and total

Titans vs. Browns betting trends

  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Titan's last six games
  • Titans are 1-8 straight up in their last nine games
  • Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
  • Titans are 0-5 ATS in their last five games against AFC North opponents
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the Browns' last nine games
  • The OVER is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams
  • Browns are 6-0 straight up in their last six games against AFC South opponents

Titans vs. Browns injury reports

Tennessee Titans injury report

  • Kristian Fulton - CB - Questionable
  • Amani Hooker - S - Questionable
  • Peter Skoronski - OT - Questionable

Cleveland Browns injury report

  • Nick Chubb - RB - Out (Knee)
  • Greg Newsome II - CB - Questionable
  • Siaki Ika - DT - Questionable

Titans vs. Browns how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 24
  • Game Time: 1:00p.m. EST
  • Venue: Cleveland Browns Stadium
  • How to Watch (TV): CBS
  • Tennessee Titans Record: 1-1
  • Cleveland Browns Record: 1-1

Titans vs. Browns key players to watch

Tennessee Titans

Denico Autry: Racking up 2.5 sacks and two tackles for a loss on the season, Denico Autry has established himself as one of the best defenders on the Titans. With Nick Chubb out, the Browns are going to have to rely on Deshaun Watson to win on Sunday. That means pass rushers like Autry are going to play a big role in Sunday's result.

Cleveland Browns

Jerome Ford: Nick Chubb is out for the season, which means the running back duties fall on the shoulders of Jerome Ford, the second-year running back out of Cincinnati. He has had solid production so far this season, averaging 4.6 yards per carry, but he'll need to improve on that mark to match Chubb's level of play.

Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns prediction and pick

The one constant for the Titans over the past few seasons has been how strong their run defense has been. Last year, they were first in the NFL in opponent yards per carry, giving up just 3.4 yards per carry. Through the first two weeks this year, they're second in opponent yards per carry, giving up 2.7 yards per rush.

Now, they face a Browns team that relies on the run game. 53.3% of the yards gained by Cleveland this season has come from running the football, the highest percentage in the NFL.

That leads me to believe this game is a stylistic nightmare for the Browns. If they can't run the ball effectively, they'll have to rely on the arm of Deshaun Watson, who has completed just 55% of passes this season.

Not only do I think the Titans cover as underdogs, but I'm going to bet on them to win outright.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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