NFL betting preseason action on Friday, August 22nd includes a matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons.
NFL betting information shows that it will be a homecoming for Tennessee tight end Alge Crumpler who faces his former team for the first time. Football betting on this game should be competitive with the Falcons at home against the superior Titans team.
NFL betting information has the Titans looking to play their starters about three quarters in this game which means quarterback Vince Young should see a lot of action. The Titans have a solid running game according to football betting stats led by running backs LenDale White and Chris Henry. The passing game is another story according to football betting experts, as Young has yet to show he can do much more than run the ball. The good news for Tennessee is that they have an excellent kicker in Rob Bironas.
NFL betting information shows that Atlanta has two quarterbacks that are likely to see most of the action in this game. The projected starter for the early part of the season for the Falcons according to NFL betting information is quarterback Chris Redman. Most NFL betting experts believe it is only a matter of time though before first round draft choice Matt Ryan has the job. Atlanta doesn’t have much on offense according to NFL betting stats although they are expecting the running game to improve with the addition of Michael Turner who they picked up from San Diego in the off-season. The rest of the offense looks weak according to football betting experts, so kicker Jason Elam who they got from the Denver Broncos may get a lot of action this season according to NFL betting information.
Since the starters are playing for the majority of this game it is likely that the Titans will be favored on the NFL betting pointspread. If the NFL betting line moves though and the Titans become the underdog in NFL betting, you should know that they are well over 60% as an underdog in the preseason the last 17 years according to NFL betting stats.