The New England Patriots hope to start another march to the Super Bowl this Sunday facing the Tennessee Titans at LP Field.
Coming off of a 13-3 regular season and a trip to the Super Bowl, Tom Brady and the Patriots are expected to take care of business as a 6-point road favorite (and growing at ) Sunday.
Since 1998, New England is 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in six meetings with the Titans. But New England's main Week 1 appeal has been as an OVER bet - they have played OVER the total in six straight September games and 12 of the past 16 season openers (best OVER line, check out )
On the opening line for this matchup the Titans sit as 7-point underdogs at Sportsbook.ag. The total, meanwhile, was pegged by the oddsmakers at 47.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 26 (Titans) and the No. 11 (Patriots) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 34-24 result in favor of the Patriots is predicted by handicapping models.
New England Patriots Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Tennessee Titans Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Patriots at Titans trends to consider:
New England is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
New England is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New England is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New England's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee's last 8 games when playing New England
Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
New England home to Arizona, Sunday, September 16
Tennessee at San Diego, Sunday, September 16