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Top Picks Square Off as Bucs Host Titans

Two teams that combined for just four wins and 10 covers a year ago will battle in Tampa Bay on Sunday when the Buccaneers host the Tennessee Titans.

The Bucs and Titans each finished 2-14 last season, and neither team fared much better against the spread. Tampa Bay was 7-9 versus the number and played better following an 0-3 start ATS while Tennessee was an abysmal 3-12-1.

The Titans failed to cover their last six games of 2014 during a 10-game losing streak and went 1-7 straight-up on the road with a 2-6 mark ATS.

One of their two wins surprisingly came in the season opener on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs, and rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota will lead them this year after being selected second overall in the NFL Draft.

Tampa Bay picked quarterback Jameis Winston with the top selection in the draft and hopes he will fare better than last year's free-agent bust Josh McCown, who is now starting for the Cleveland Browns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pegged as -2.5-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 42.5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 23-21 result in favor of the Buccaneers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tennessee Titans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay will face the 2-14 Tennessee Titans, who own a 3-12-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buccaneers are 5-11 so far this season while the Titans are 6-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Tennessee injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the No. 32-ranked Tennessee Titans, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers No. 29-ranked offense (17.31 PPG) against a Tennessee Titans defense that ranks No. 30 at 27.38 PPG. The Buccaneers passing attack has averaged 206.06 yards per game, less than the Titans give up through the air (235.88 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tennessee Titans feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 122.38 yards per game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Titans suffered a Week 17 loss against Indianapolis in their last game, falling 27-10 at LP Field.

In their last game, Tampa Bay got a 108-yard performance from Doug Martin, but New Orleans prevailed 23-20.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee at Cleveland, Sunday, September 20th
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Sunday, September 20th