Titans vs Cowboys : The Tennessee Titans are a hard team to figure out this season, as they are 0-2 against the spread when favored on the NFL betting line but 4-1 ATS when listed as underdogs. Tennessee will play as a dog again when it takes on the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night in Arlington, Texas.
Tierney is a veteran national sportswriter who has emerged as the top NFL expert for SportsLine. He enters Week 9 of the NFL season on a blistering 31-11 run on all his NFL picks,returning almost $2,000 to $100 bettors during that span. He also has a keen eye for when to back and when to fade Dallas, evidenced by his strong 17-8 run on all his picks involving the Cowboys.
The last time the Cowboys played at home,Tierney picked Dallas (+3.5) for a matchup against the Jaguars. The result: Dallas not only covered, but exploded for a 40-7 outright win that covered the spread with an unthinkable amount of room to spare.
Now,he has zeroed in on Cowboys vs. Titans and locked in another strong play over at SportsLine.
Tierney has considered the ramifications of Cooper’s addition to the Cowboys’ offense. The Cowboys have struggled to consistently move the ball this year,with no receiver managing to record more than 40 catches or 350 total yards through seven games.
NFL point spread: The Cowboys opened as four-point favorites; the total was 42 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report.
NFL betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 26.4-12.5 Cowboys. NFL picks on every game.
Why the Titans Can Cover the Spread
The Titans won three games in a row going into October but are seeking to stop a three-game losing skid after falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 20-19 in London in Week 7.
Tennessee fell behind to Los Angeles 17-6 early in the third quarter but rallied and scored with 30 seconds left to pull to within one point of the Chargers. The Titans then chose to go for two and the win, and even had two shots at it, but they came up empty.
The Titans outplayed the Chargers, earning a 23-14 advantage in first downs, outgained Los Angeles 390-344, won the ground battle 164-47 and held a 35:25 time-of-possession advantage. But they gave up two long Philip Rivers touchdown passes, threw an interception from the 10-yard line and missed a field goal, albeit a 51-yarder.
They did, however, cover the spread as six-point dogs. The one-point loss was the second for Tennessee in its past three games; on October 7, the Titans fell at Buffalo 13-12 on a field goal at the buzzer.
Why the Cowboys Can Cover the Spread
The Cowboys are riding the NFL roller coaster this season, alternating defeats and victories week by week. In Week 6, Dallas pounded Jacksonville 40-7, but the following week, the Cowboys fell to the Washington Redskins 20-17. Like the Titans, they had Week 8 off.