Burdge: Titans Concerned About Bengals Showdown?

This pregame move hints that the Titans are afraid of the Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans will face off on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EST at Nissan Stadium. The Titans (12-5) are 3.5-point favorites over the Bengals (10-7) with the moneylines at Titans -190 and Bengals +160. The O/U on this total is set at 47 points. 

Despite being favored and the No. 1 seed, the Titans seem worried about going up against Joe Burrow and the underdog Bengals this weekend.

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It was reported on Thursday that the Titans are changing their ticket rules ahead of this game to limit Bengals fans from taking over Nissan Stadium.

Under this new policy, the ticket transfer window is being limited so that tickets cannot be transferred to someone else until 24 hours before the game kicks off.

“We want Nissan Stadium to be two tone blue," Titans Vice President of Ticketing, Brooke Ellenberger said. "And so by limiting this transfer window, it also limits the number of visiting team fans that we’ll have in the stadium.”

The team is seemingly hoping this new rule will deter Bengals fans from making the trip to Tennessee from Cincinnati. They're rattled.

If they're going to these lengths to gain more advantages, the Titans are shaking in their cleats about facing the Bengals and I might think twice about their odds to win this game.

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The Titans enter this game with +880 consensus Super Bowl odds, while the Bengals have longer odds at +1586, which are pretty enticing.

I also like Titans WR A.J. Brown to have under 74.5 receiving yards in this game, and you can make your pick on this prop bet and more in this week's edition of BetQL's Giving Props contest. Brown has hit this under in his last two games, and in five of his last six, and I feel like he'll do it again against the Bengals in this one.

So, while the Titans might be favored in this game on their home turf, I'm backing the Bengals and the confidence Joe Burrow sees in his team to take down the Titans. Does the BetQL model agree? Get a Day Pass below and see all the best bets for every NFL playoff game this weekend!

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