New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans 12/22/2019 Game Analysis, Picks and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans 12/22/2019 – The New Orleans Saints (11-3) are keen to knock out the Tennessee Titans (8-6). The best sportsbook review sites are trying to determine which team has the advantage. A quick look at recent game stats should prove interesting enough.
New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans 12/22/2019
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints simply obliterated the Indianapolis Colts in their previous matchup. Drew Brees exploded with a 29/30 and 307 air yards performance. He also threw in 4 touchdowns for good measure. Alvin Kamara was the foremost guy on the ground, carrying the ball 14 times across 66 yards. Michael Thomas led the receivers’ circle with a whopping 12 receptions. His catches helped extend his team’s territory by 128 yards.
The Saints had excellent offense, and they had the stats to prove it. The team rushed towards the enemy lines for 33 out of 63 plays. They also initiated 27 first downs and outscored the enemy due to high accuracy in their plays. Unlike other teams that sacrificed defense in favor of more offensive power, the Saints played with a balance of both. This approach held down the opponent to only a single-digit score. They imposed a 53% throw completion rate on the opponent. They also clamped down on rush attacks, with the opponent only completing 17.
The Saints ruled the tale of the yards. They gained a total of 424 yards, a far cry from the opponent’s 205. The Saints achieved exemplary yardage gain and superior marks in offense and defense. The team indeed deserves to be labeled as one of the NFL’s best for this season.
Players to watch:
D. Brees QB (9 GP 235 CMP 310 ATT 75.8 CMP% 2447 YDS 7.9 AVG 271.9 YDS/G 49 LNG 21 TD 4 INT 9 SACK 65 SYL 76.8 QBR 115.4 RTG), A. Kamara RB (12 GP 152 ATT 678 YDS 4.5 AVG 30 LNG 4 BIG 1 TDS 56.5 YDS/G 3 FUM 1 LST 26 FD), L. Murray RB (14 GP 122 ATT 562 YDS 4.6 AVG 30 LNG 3 BIG 5 TDS 40.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 34 FD).
The Titans last meddled against the Houston Texans but were thrown out of the loop. They ended the game with a close 24-21 scoreboard. QB Ryan Tannehill played his heart out with 22/36 and 279 air yards. He completed 2 thrown TDs and a pick. Derrick Henry rushed the ball through 21 carries. He gained 86 yards for the team. A.J. Brown was the leader of the receivers, catching the ball 8 times across 114 yards.
The Titans over-focused on offense. They rushed the ball for 28 out of 67 plays. They implemented 24 first downs, minus 4 penalties. The mixed-type offense seemed to work at the start, but the Titans were out-rushed by their opponents. The great flaw in their strategy was that they sacrificed too much of their defensive line. The Titans were only able to impose a 70% throw completion rate for the opponent. What’s worse is that they actually conceded 35 rush attacks. These attacks were responsible for putting their opponent ahead.
In the yardage gain game, the Titans were actually ahead with 432 as compared to the opponent’s 373. However, the high rate of rush attacks by the opponent put them in a better position to dish out points. The Titans weren’t able to bridge the gap and make a final touchdown in the dying moments of the game. They should re-evaluate their tactics, especially on the role of their defensive line. It’s the only chance they have against top-tier teams.
Players to watch:
R. Tannehill QB (10 GP 171 CMP 239 ATT 71.5 CMP% 2272 YDS 9.5 AVG 242.9 YDS/G 91 LNG 17 TD 6 INT 26 SACK 188 SYL 60.6 QBR 114.6 RTG 10 GP 37 ATT 157 YDS 4.2 AVG 25 LNG 3 BIG 4 TDS 15.7 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 13 FD), D. Henry RB (14 GP 271 ATT 1329 YDS 4.9 AVG 74 LNG 7 BIG 13 TDS 94.9 YDS/G 5 FUM 3 LST 61 FD), D. Lewis RB (14 GP 38 ATT 134 YDS 3.5 AVG 15 LNG 0 BIG 0 TDS 9.6 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 5 FD).
New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans Betting Numbers
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans Betting Picks
Sports betting sites have released a fearless prediction. It’s going to be a Tennessee win at 23.6 versus 29.0 scores. Tennessee will cover the spread, with a total going over.