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Seattle Seahawks-Tennessee Titans Odds and Picks Against the Spread

Will Sunday's Seahawks-Titans game be a defensive battle or will the offensive units get on track? SportsLine previews the game and offers some betting angles.
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT TENNESSEE TITANS (-2.5, O/U 42.5), Sun., 4 p.m. ET

Both the Seahawks and Titans bounced back from opening-week losses behind strong defensive efforts that allowed them to notch wins in Week 2.

One of the clubs is guaranteed to build on its turnaround after they meet Sunday in Nashville.

Seattle responded from a loss to Green Bay by squeaking past San Francisco 12-9 last Sunday. Tennessee recovered from an opening-day loss to Oakland with a 37-16 road win against Jacksonville last weekend.

LINE MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS

This line opened almost universally at Titans -2.5, and that is still the most common number as of Wednesday afternoon. Some outlets have moved to the key number of -3, but potential Tennessee backers looking for -2.5 shouldn’t have much trouble finding their preferred number.

The total opened at 43 in most markets, though the majority have seen a slight move down to 42.5 as of Wednesday afternoon.  

BREAKDOWN

Offensive production has been a major concern for the Seahawks, who were held without a touchdown in Week 1 and found the end zone just in time to beat San Francisco.

Russell Wilson has had subpar protection and the Seahawks have been unable to establish a steady ground game. Even so, their 312 yards of total offense was an upgrade from their Week 1 total of 225 against Green Bay.

The Titans also saw an upgrade in their Week 2 production, as they went for 390 total yards and pulled away from the Jaguars behind a 31-13 mark in the second half. Their defense held Jacksonville to 310 yards while forcing three turnovers.

Wilson and company will need to continue to find ways to improve and produce scoring drives in order to compete against a Titans club whose offense is a little more polished at this point in the season.

PICK

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Josh NagelSenior Analyst