Chargers vs. Titans: Week 2 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 15 September 2023

The 0-1-0 Tennessee Titans host the 0-1-0 Los Angeles Chargers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Titans have a point spread of +3 with a money line of -120. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 45 points.

&The Tennessee Titans are coached by Mike Vrabel who has been with the team since 2018. They have a current season record of 0-1-0 after going 7-10 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andMike Vrabel is no different.

The Tennessee Titans are coached by Mike Vrabel who has been with the team since 2018. They have a current season record of 0-1-0 after going 7-10 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andMike Vrabel is no different.

Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. The 35-year-old Texas A&M alum entered the league in 2012 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 1 games and throw for 198 yards with a completion percentage of 47.1 percent. Ryan Tannehill has thrown 0 touchdowns against 3 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 28.8.

His main target will be DeAndre Hopkins. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 31-year-old target. He has made 7 receptions to date on 13 targets, a catch percentage of 0.538, for a total of 65 yards. DeAndre Hopkins is averaging 9.3 yards per catch with 0 touchdowns thus far. Ryan Tannehill will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Tennessee Titans running game is lead by the 29-year-old Derrick Henry. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 15 carries and rushed for 63 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 63 yards per game, a number that you know Mike Vrabel would love to see him exceed in this game. Derrick Henry has 0 touchdowns this season and 0 fumbles.

Their kicker is Nick Folk who has made 5 of 5 field goals this season, a 1 field goal percentage, with a long of 50 yards. The Tennessee Titans fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Tennessee Titans offense ranks 29 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at -0.317266033817941, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 0 with 0 Red Zone touchdowns in 3 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Tennessee Titans have a Defense DVOA of -0.0339335334817694, ranking 13 in the league.

The Los Angeles Chargers are on the road for this one. Brandon Staley’s squad is 0-1-0 this season after going 10-7 last year. He has been at the helm since 2021 and is looking to grab a road win here. The Los Angeles Chargers have a betting line of +3 or you could bet them straight up at -120.

25-year-old Justin Herbert will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2020 after playing his college days at Oregon. Justin Herbert has a quarterback rating of 99.2 on 1 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He’s started 1 games and thrown for 229, a completion percentage of 69.7.

The Los Angeles Chargers will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from Austin Ekeler. The 28-year-old back has rushed for 1 touchdowns thus far this season and he’ll look to take it to the house again against the Tennessee Titans. He’s taken the hand-off 16 times and added 117 yards for the offense. Austin Ekeler is averaging 117 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Brandon Staley so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Justin Herbert will look to target Keenan Allen against the Brandon Staley defense. Keenan Allen has 0 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 9 times and made 6 catches for 76 yards. Keenan Allen has a catch percentage of 0.667 and his yards per reception is 12.7.

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Cameron Dicker to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a 50 yarder which is always helpful on the road. Cameron Dicker has made 2 field goals on 50 attempts, a field goal percentage of 1.

According to FootballOutsiders, the Los Angeles Chargers offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of 0.40659926972886 which ranks at number 2 out of thirty two teams. If they hope to win on the road, they’ll need to do well in the Red Zone. For the year, they have scored 4 Red Zone touchdowns on 5 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.8.

Key Match-ups:

  • Ryan Tannehill QB Rating of 28.8 vs. Los Angeles Chargers Defensive Passing YPG of 466
    Los Angeles Chargers have 14 interceptions this year and 0 sacks. They are allowing 22.5882352941177 points per game.
  • Derrick Henry vs. Los Angeles Chargers number 32 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 5.4 yards per carry against Los Angeles Chargers and 145.764705882353 per game.
  • Justin Herbert QB Rating of 99.2 vs. Tennessee Titans Pass Defense
  • The Tennessee Titans defense has allowed 21.1176470588235 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 4 times and picked him off 14 times.
  • Austin Ekeler vs. Tennessee Titans Defense
    Tennessee Titans is giving up 76.8823529411765 yards per game on 3.4 per carry thus far this season.