The Titans travel down to Big D to take on the Cowboys this week, and the ‘Boys will be looking to pick up where they left off in Week 3 with a win over the Houston Texans. Last week Tennessee were out played by the Denver Broncos in a tough loss at home, while the Cowboys had a week of rest. This should be a highly competitive game, and the line has been adjusted due to the Titans weak output last week, and the fact that the Cowboys had an extra week to prepare.
Despite Chris Johnson’s perceived struggles so far this season, the Titans as a team are ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards per game with over 130 ypg. Change of pace back Javon Ringer has proven he’s good for one big run a game so far this year, but I don’t expect Chris Johnson to improve that much on his 2.7 yards per carry outing last week against a Broncos defense that usually gives up over 100 yards a game. My reasoning behind this is as follows. The Titans offensive line is doing a poor job of blocking up front. Johnson is constantly seeing defenders in the backfield and has to make them miss to squeeze out a yard or two. The Cowboys linebackers and defensive line are relentless, so don’t expect Johnson to take over the game as we saw him do so often last year.
Despite Dallas’ rocky start, they were moving the ball quite well in their first 2 losses of the season. They got back on track two weeks ago against a very strong Texans team, and Wade Philips hung on for possibly one more regular season. With an extra week of preparation to iron out the kinks that were ailing them at the beginning of the year, the Cowboys will be coming out strong at home in this weeks matchup.
Titans vs. Cowboys Spread, Line and Betting Odds:
Tennessee Titans +6.5
@ Dallas Cowboys -6.5
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Titans vs Cowboys Prediction for Week 5 Betting:
Spread Prediction (Top Play): Two trends stick out to me in this week’s spread line. The first, the Titans are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog of 3.5-10 points. The second, and more glaring is the Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye, which includes a 16 point romping of the Falcons last year at home. The Cowboys yards and passing yards are in the top 5, and their rushing defense is in the top 8. The Titans have issues up front and it’ll be hard for them to keep this close without their running game and without top receiver Justin Gage who’s likely going to sit this one out.
Game Total Prediction: I see this game being a low scoring affair. Dallas’ running game hasn’t got off the ground yet, as Marian Barber has proven to slow the offense down. Felix Jones should inject more of an impact with more carries this week, but that’ll only run the clock down in an over ineffective game for the Titans. Tennessee have yet to face a team of the Cowboys talent, and I don’t see them putting enough points on the board to go over the number. Take the under here.
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