Titans vs. Browns: Week 3 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 22 September 2023

The 1-1-0 Cleveland Browns host the 1-1-0 Tennessee Titans at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns have a point spread of -3 with a money line of -122. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 39½ points.

&The Cleveland Browns are coached by Kevin Stefanski who has been with the team since 2020. They have a current season record of 1-1-0 after going 7-10 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andKevin Stefanski is no different.

The Cleveland Browns are coached by Kevin Stefanski who has been with the team since 2020. They have a current season record of 1-1-0 after going 7-10 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andKevin Stefanski is no different.

Deshaun Watson is the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. The 28-year-old Clemson alum entered the league in 2017 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 2 games and throw for 389 yards with a completion percentage of 55.1 percent. Deshaun Watson has thrown 2 touchdowns against 2 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 69.1.

His main target will be Amari Cooper. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 29-year-old target. He has made 10 receptions to date on 17 targets, a catch percentage of 0.588, for a total of 127 yards. Amari Cooper is averaging 12.7 yards per catch with 0 touchdowns thus far. Deshaun Watson will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Cleveland Browns running game is lead by the 28-year-old Nick Chubb. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 28 carries and rushed for 170 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 85 yards per game, a number that you know Kevin Stefanski would love to see him exceed in this game. Nick Chubb has 0 touchdowns this season and 0 fumbles.

Their kicker is Dustin Hopkins who has made 5 of 6 field goals this season, a 0.833 field goal percentage, with a long of 55 yards. The Cleveland Browns fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Cleveland Browns offense ranks 22 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at -0.0979891453253062, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 0.667 with 4 Red Zone touchdowns in 6 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Cleveland Browns have a Defense DVOA of -0.418324242959978, ranking 2 in the league.

The Tennessee Titans are on the road for this one. Mike Vrabel’s squad is 1-1-0 this season after going 7-10 last year. He has been at the helm since 2018 and is looking to grab a road win here. The Tennessee Titans have a betting line of -3 or you could bet them straight up at -122.

35-year-old Ryan Tannehill will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2012 after playing his college days at Texas A&M. Ryan Tannehill has a quarterback rating of 69.9 on 1 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He’s started 2 games and thrown for 444, a completion percentage of 62.1.

The Tennessee Titans will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from Derrick Henry. The 29-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 Cleveland Browns. He’s taken the hand-off 40 times and added 143 yards for the offense. Derrick Henry is averaging 71.5 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Mike Vrabel so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Ryan Tannehill will look to target DeAndre Hopkins against the Mike Vrabel defense. DeAndre Hopkins has 0 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 18 times and made 11 catches for 105 yards. DeAndre Hopkins has a catch percentage of 0.611 and his yards per reception is 9.5.

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Nick Folk to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a 50 yarder which is always helpful on the road. Nick Folk has made 7 field goals on 50 attempts, a field goal percentage of 1.

According to FootballOutsiders, the Tennessee Titans offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of -0.195093069549895 which ranks at number 26 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 3 Red Zone touchdowns on 7 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.429.

Key Match-ups:

  • Deshaun Watson QB Rating of 69.1 vs. Tennessee Titans Defensive Passing YPG of 281.5
    Tennessee Titans have 14 interceptions this year and 7 sacks. They are allowing 21.1176470588235 points per game.
  • Nick Chubb vs. Tennessee Titans number 16 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 3.4 yards per carry against Tennessee Titans and 76.8823529411765 per game.
  • Ryan Tannehill QB Rating of 69.9 vs. Cleveland Browns Pass Defense
  • The Cleveland Browns defense has allowed 22.4117647058824 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 4 times and picked him off 11 times.
  • Derrick Henry vs. Cleveland Browns Defense
    Cleveland Browns is giving up 135 yards per game on 4.7 per carry thus far this season.