Monday Night Football features a showdown between the Buffalo Bills (4-1, 2-0 away) and the Tennessee Titans (3-2, 1-1 home). Both teams are coming into Monday night’s game following 18-point victories last week. The Bills went on the road and throttled the Chiefs, 38-20, and Buffalo handed Jacksonville a 37-19 loss.
The scheduled kickoff time is 8:15 p.m. EST inside Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. According to oddsmakers, the Bills are a 6-point road favorite, and the over-under total is at 54 points.
What to Know – Buffalo Bills
Buffalo carries a four-game winning streak into the Week 6 matchup, looking to push that number to five. The Bills have showcased balance on offense and defense, ranking high amongst the league on both sides of the ball. Buffalo is the only team in their division with a winning record and can increase their lead to three games with a victory.
Quarterback Josh Allen powers an offense that averages 416.2 yards and 34.4 points per game. Allen has thrown for 1,370 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions and added 188 yards on the ground and a pair of scores.
Buffalo’s defense leads the NFL in total and scoring defense, holding teams to just 251.8 yards and 12.8 points per game. The Bills have a pair of shutouts this season and haven’t surrendered more than 21 points in the contest.
The Bills are 13-3 against the spread over their last 16 contests and 6-1 ATS on the road in their last seven. The total has gone under in three of Buffalo’s five games this year, including a 1-1 mark on the road.
What to Know – Tennessee Titans
A crushing defeat two weeks ago to the New York Jets didn’t derail the Titans’ season, as the squad bounced back last week with a victory on the road. Both of Tennessee’s losses have come in overtime, and their defeats have come by a combined six points.
The Titans’ offense presents a good challenge for the Bills’ defense. Tennessee’s offense is averaging 419.2 yards and 26.4 points per game. Running back Derrick Henry continues to be a problem for opposing defenses, tallying 640 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns.
Tennessee’s defense has to step up if they want a chance to beat Buffalo. The Titans’ unit is surrendering 26.0 points and 392.0 yards of total offense; both numbers rank in the lower half of the league.
Tennessee is 3-2 ATS this season but just 2-4 ATS in their last six games at home. The total has gone over in ten of the previous 14 games for the Titans.
The Pick is In
Monday’s contest pits a pair of 2020 playoff teams against each other in what should be an entertaining tilt in the Music City. Buffalo’s defense is for real and will be the difference in the contest.
Both teams will score some points, but the Bills’ defense creates enough stops for Buffalo to cover here and leave Nashville with a win.
Betting Pick: Buffalo Bills -6