Tennessee vs New Orleans prediction. Our recommendation is on the Titans for NFL Week 1

The New Orleans Saints will host the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 (Tennessee vs New Orleans). This anticipated matchup will take place on Sunday, September 10th as part of the early set of NFL games for the day. Even though it is just a Week 1 game, it carries some importance. These two teams play in a very open division in the NFC South. The head-to-head meetings between the franchises in that division carry a lot of weight for playoff implications in the 2023/24 NFL season.

The Saints are set at -3.0 favorites as of early August (bet365). These are odds that are subject to change. On that matter, you have to wonder if the betting action with favor Tennessee in the days and weeks ahead.

Tennessee vs New Orleans: Alvin Kamara situation

A situation with Alvin Kamara recently came to fruition. The running back was involved in a legal matter that he resolved earlier this year. The NFL dealt a suspension for three games to conclude the matter in news from multiple sources on August 4th.

Kamara was a peripheral threat to lead the league in some offensive categories and win awards. We noted these betting lines with bet365 on August 4th, 2023.

  • Offensive Player of the Year: 100 to 1
  • Most Rushing and Receiving Touchdowns: 33 to 1
  • Most Rushing Yards: 30 to 1

Unfortunately, the suspension almost completely removes Kamara from the equation when it comes to these betting lines and futures markets. With three games eliminated from his 2023 NFL Season, his chances of leading the NFL in rushing yards or any other major category have significantly dwindled. It’s a disappointment for Kamara and his fans, who were undoubtedly expecting a standout season from him.

Betting Recommendation: Take the Tennessee Titans in NFL Week 1

Kamara is New Orleans’ RB1. When they are missing him, then they will look worse on offense. For the first game of the season, you have to like Tennessee at +3.0 (-110). As the game date approaches and NFL fans start betting and following the news more closely, you would think that this handicap would get smaller.

Further reading: Joe Burrow and NFL Week 1