2016 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 11, 2016
This pick was released to clients on September 10, 2021 at 2:02PM ET.
Minnesota at Tennessee
Sunday 09/11 01:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Tennessee +2.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1) RESULT: loss
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 41 -110 (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: push
Defenses are often ahead of the offenses in Week 1. In this game, a pair of run-oriented teams clash that rarely pass the football, preferring to control the ball, which also eats up yards and burns the clock keeping scoring down. Minnesota is a road favorite, but dealing with quarterback issues after losing Tedy Bridewater for the season. Backup QB Shaun Hill will run the offense while new addition Sam Bradford learns the playbook. Last season the Vikings' offense was #29 in total yards, #16 in points, and had almost no passing game. Minnesota is on a 13-4-1 run UNDER the total, including 12-3-1 UNDER on the road. Tennessee is home where they always play hard for coach Mike Mularkey. The offense is run-oriented behind QB Marcus Mariota, #30 in total yards last season and adds RB DeMarco Murray. The defense is bend but don't break, ranking #12 in the NFL in yards allowed in 2015. Look for a battle of field goals as both teams run all day, and grab the home dog with the home team covering the last four meetings. Play Tennessee and UNDER the total.
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