Tennessee looks to feed off their playoff success as they visit the Denver Broncos on Monday night. The Titans dominated the line of scrimmage and ran the ball well in their three playoff games last season and I expect them to try and do just that tonight. If they succeed, that bodes well for my UNDER 41 play and dovetails nicely with Denver’s recent history of playing UNDER in conference play (16-4 past 20 vs AFC teams).
Betting Line Denver +3 Total 41
Why the Titans will cover the spread
Simple, Derrick Henry. This season is going to come down to whether Henry can be his 2019 self. It will be a tough task as Denver owned the 10th best rushing defense last season. Expect a lot of running early, so they can parlay that into their play action passing game.
On defense, the Titans will have to deal with second-year QB Drew Lock, who is making just his 6th career start. The Titans will have to get pressure from the start and try to get him on his heels. Jadeveon Clowney will have a big say in that and he is a guy who can take over games.
Tennessee always seems to cover on MNF, they are 7-1 ATS in their eight tries. The face a Broncos team that enjoys no such history as their 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 games played on a Monday indicates.