Titans vs Commanders: Odds, Spread, Preview: NFL Week 5 Predictions

Titans vs Commanders matchup preview and current betting lines

The Tennessee Titans will be glad to face a beatable rival when they visit the Washington Commanders for some Week 5 action. These two teams have been disappointing to start the season, but there’s still plenty of time to make adjustments.

That’s what Ron Rivera needs to do right now if he wants to hold on to his job. His so-called defensive expertise has been nowhere to be found this season, and the Commanders just can’t seem to get a stop to save their lives.

At least, the Commanders could get a big boost on the offensive side of the field, as rookie running back Brian Robinson could make his season debut after being shot in the offseason, and he’s expected to be heavily featured in their game plan.

As for the Tennessee Titans, Mike Vrabel continues to find ways to win ugly football games. But there’s a lot of pressure on Ryan Tannehill, who’s looked mediocre once again and might as well lose his job by the end of the season.

Players to watch:

Derrick Henry: We can’t tell if Derrick Henry is having a disappointing start to the season or if we hold him to irrational standards. Whatever the case, the King should have a feast against the Commanders’ shaky front seven.

Carson Wentz: Carson Wentz’s overall numbers don’t look that bad. He’s thrown for 1,031 yards with 8 touchdowns, but he’s thrown 5 picks already. You never know what version of him you’ll get, and this might as well be his final shot to be a starter.

Week 5 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Titans vs Commanders

Titans -2.5

The opening Titans vs Commanders spread have the Tennessee Titans favored by 2.5 points. You know you’re facing a bad team when you’re favored on the road despite being 2-2, but that’s just the reality with the Washington Commanders right now.

The Commanders have a decent set of weapons in Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Johan Dotson. But Carson Wentz is a turnover waiting to happen every time he drops back, and it seems like his decision-making will never improve.

While Ryan Tannehill isn’t that much better, the Titans have one of the most disruptive offensive forces in the league in Derrick Henry, and he’ll run through the Commanders’ shaky defense like a hot knife through butter.

Mark Vrabel also gives the Titans the coaching edge over Ron Rivera, who’s failed to establish his identity with this team. And even though the Titans haven’t exactly been impressive, they’re still much more balanced team entering this game.

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Over 43

The opening Titans vs Commanders odds have this total sitting at just 43 points, which could have a lot to do with the Titans’ emphasis on running the football. However, this seems way too low for a Commanders team that has struggled mightily to get stops.

The Titans allow the third-most yards per game (410.3), and the Commanders aren’t much better at 385.5. They allow a combined 52.1 points and have been particularly mediocre against each other’s strengths, so this could be a high-scoring matchup.

There’s plenty of value with the over here. Oddsmakers are trying to trap us into leaning towards the under because both teams average roughly 18 points per game. But those numbers are misleading as they’ve faced better defenses thus far.

So, we like Derrick Henry to run for nearly 200 yards and at least a couple of scores and Carson Wentz to throw for 3+ TDs and 4+ interceptions as the Commanders try to play catch up and push up the tempo, thus helping this game go over the total.

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