Minty Bets,Jared Quay and Pamela Maldonado break down their betting picks for the Thursday Night Football matchup between the 49ers and Titans.
MINTY BETS: It's time for Thursday Night Football, as the Tennessee Titans host the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are 3.5 point favorites, and the total is 44.5. I'm Minty Bets here with Jared Quay and Pam Maldonado, and we're here to give you our best bets. And this one is kind of tough for me. So, Jared, let's kick things off to you first. Get me excited about this game.
JARED QUAY: Yeah. Niners, -3.5, take it all the way. This Titans team is just not a good team right now. Yesterday-- they've lost three of their last four games. The one win was against the Jaguars, who everybody beats.
I know that a West Coast team traveling to the East Coast usually is problematic, but this being played on Thursday at a late night 7 PM for them, which won't affect too much of the time clock of when these guys play. And you have the factor that the Titans just aren't a good football team. They're injured. They can't run the ball-- well, they run the ball decent. Their defense is beat up.
But they can't-- Ryan Tannehill is just not a suitable quarterback. And I think if the Niners can get the lead, I just do not see this game being close. The only thing that's making it even closer is the fact that it's a home game for the Titans, midweek. But, other than that, I think the Niners roll them.
MINTY BETS: All right. Pam, what do you have for us?
PAMELA MALDONADO: Minty, you know I love my NFL totals, and I'm going to a total again for this match-up. I'm taking the under 44.5. You have to run-first teams facing an opponent whose defensive strength is against the run. And what stops drives? Sacks. And over the last four games, Tennessee has allowed the most sacks, plus turnovers. And San Francisco, top 10 in quarterback pressure.
What limits scoring? Inefficient offenses. And, as Jared alluded, that is exactly what Tennessee is. Over the last four games, the Titans are 30th in points per play. And what slows down games? Defending explosive plays.
But the Titans, they do have one strength, and that is in the defense. They are allowing the fewest gains of 20 yards or more per game, and they are allowing the fewest rushing yards on gains of 10 or more. I think this will be a more defensive battle than we think. I'll take the under 44.5.
MINTY BETS: OK. And my pick is going to be with Jared here. I'm on the Niners, -3.5. And I'm kind of going back and forth here. But San Francisco has won and covered in five of their last six games.
And, as we all said at the Titans, their offense is very bad. Ryan Tannehill has essentially no protection, and that kind of equates to no ball security here. He's turned the ball over so many times.
My only concern is, what Jared mentioned earlier, is San Francisco traveling to the east off a short week and the Titans playing at home here. But I still like the Niners, as they are the better team here. So I'm riding with you, Jared.
JARED QUAY: Yes, let's go. Finally, we agree on something. It's been so long.
MINTY BETS: To recap our Thursday night picks, Jared and I are on the 49ers to cover, and Pam is on the under. Bet $1 on any game and win $100 free. Sign up now at betmgm.com/yahoospecial.