Online NFL Betting Odds Like Titans Over Panthers this SaturdayPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online NFL betting fans can continue to warm up for the upcoming 2017 season’s action by taking full advantage of preseason betting lines. The league’s preseason action will this weekend with a handful of matchups for fans to try their luck out on. There will also be a few contests on Thursday and Friday for fans to wager on as well.
A total of 18 teams will take to the field this Saturday, giving NFL sportsbook fans ample opportunities to find some reasonable betting odds. Let’s take a look at what NFL betting sites have to say about the matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tennessee Titans – Saturday, August 19th
When: 3:00 pm ET
Where: LP Field, Nashville
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Carolina Panthers +3 (-110) 41 (-105)
Tennessee Titans -3 (-110) 41 (-115)
After contending for a Super Bowl title, the Panthers made some poor management decisions that ended up costing the franchise dearly. After failing to re-sign some notable starters on defense, Carolina went from 15-1 and first in the NFC South to 6-10 and last in the division. This offseason, the Panthers brought in cornerbacks Captain Munnerlyn and re-signed Teddy Williams in an effort to bolster their defense and make another run at an NFC South title.
Carolina got their opportunity to show off their new and hopefully improved defense this past Thursday when they faced off against the Houston Texans. The Panthers ended up faring better than expected, beating the Texans 27-17. Cam Newton is still recovering from injuries, but the Panthers’ running game didn’t fail to pick up the slack gaining 146 yards on the ground. The Texans were able to gain 410 yards of total offense, which shows that the Panthers still have some improvements to be made defensively.
The Titans went 9-7 in 2016 and finished 2nd in the AFC South, marking the 8th straight year the franchise failed to qualify for the postseason. However, it wasn’t a bad finish for Mike Mularkey, who was in his first year as head coach for the Titans.
Tennessee was pretty busy this past offseason bringing a total of 8 players during free agency, including cornerback Logan Ryan from the New England Patriots. Additionally, the Titans had two picks in the first round and decided to pick wide receiver Corey Davis out of Western Michigan fifth overall and Adoree’ Jackson, cornerback out of USC, 18th overall.
The online NFL betting odds are favoring the Titans over Carolina this Saturday, which is surprising considering how uneventful the Titans’ first game of the preseason was. The Titans faced New York this past Sunday and fell to the Jets 7-3.
The Titans rushing game fared fairly well, posting 136 yards on the ground. Unfortunately for Tennessee, the Titans weren’t able to turn a good performance on the ground into a win. The Titans will be looking for a better performance from their starters this Saturday.