Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) vs. Tennessee Titans (0-1)
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans 9/17/23 – Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans both enter Week 2 of the NFL season eager to prove themselves. Each side suffered an unexpected defeat in its opening matchup, adding further urgency and stress to their respective contests. Each team desperately wants to avoid further slippage down their respective standings this early in the year when playoff hopes remain alive.
For the Chargers, this game represents a chance to shake off disappointment from Week 1 and showcase their true potential. Although they lost in their season opener, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen made headlines for their performances: Ekeler’s versatility has not gone unnoticed while Allen has shown great chemistry with young quarterback Justin Herbert; both qualities highlight why their offensive unit should not be underestimated. Despite that previous outing being subpar, they’re eager to show that it wasn’t indicative of anything long-term.
Tennessee Titans are also at a crucial juncture. After an underwhelming performance during Week 1, many fans and analysts expected more from an NFL team featuring proven talents like Derrick Henry and DeAndre Hopkins. Their Week 2 matchup against the Chargers offers them an opportunity to regain their identity as powerhouses; Henry will look to regain form while Hopkins wants to unlock all his explosive potential; so make no mistake: this clash represents both redemption and could determine their season fate. If you’re looking for some insights and recommendations on their upcoming games, don’t forget to check out some free latest NFL picks.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
|Stream||NFL Game Pass|
Justin Herbert QB vs. Ryan Tannehill QB
As the Chargers and Titans prepare to face each other, one of the most anticipated elements of their battle will be Justin Herbert vs. Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. Herbert comes into this matchup having displayed impressive stats from his previous game – such as an almost 70% completion rate with just three sacks while maintaining a 99.1 passer rating despite getting hit multiple times by opponents. Herbert’s field vision, quick release timing, precision passing skills, and chemistry with key players such as Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen amplifies his arsenal further – not just making him competent but an orchestrator of an entire offensive strategy.
Ryan Tannehill faces his own set of pressures. After an uninspiring Week 1 performance has called into question his consistency, the stakes for Week 2’s matchup against Herbert are especially high for Tannehill as his leadership of an inconsistent running game will also come into question – especially with Derrick Henry yet to reach full fitness. Tannehill can use this matchup against Herbert to show that he can still drive the Titans’ offensive efforts forward.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Chargers -155, Total Odds: 45
Early predictions position the Chargers as favorites with odds at -3 and a -155 Moneyline. Titans’ odds stand at +3 and a +135 Moneyline. The over/under for the game is set at 45.
Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Chargers boast an impressive 9-2-2 Against The Spread (ATS) record against Tennessee over their last 13 encounters, suggesting an advantage against them in betting lines and odds alike. Their overall record, 12-2 Straight Up in recent games has only further cemented this view that longstanding trends can’t be overlooked; such longstanding trends reflect both skill-matchups as well as psychological advantages that might carry over into future matchups.
Notably, however, is that when playing against Tennessee as an away team, their positive statistics take a slight drop with a 4-8 record against them compared to when they are home teams; perhaps suggesting that Tennessee could use home advantage to even out the playing field somewhat and equalize the playing experience. Although their road performance has generally been impressive over their last ten road games (achieving 7-3 wins outright), their history with Tennessee serves as a reminder that Tennessee could use home field advantage against them to turn the tides in their favor.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans 9/17/23 Betting Picks
Factoring in past performances and metrics, the Los Angeles Chargers seem poised for a win. They’ve historically been a challenging opponent for the Titans. Punters should keep a close eye on evolving odds on leading betting platforms. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free latest sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers will win 27-17.