This week in Tennessee sports news: the Titans begin the road to their second Super Bowl in franchise history, the Preds take the national stage, and Ja Morant’s ROY campaign heats up. As always, here at Action247 we customize our free to play sports betting games to what’s most relevant locally and throughout the country. Make sure to come back daily to maximize your chances at real cash prizes!
After taking care of business in a 35-14 win against the Texans second stringers in the final week of the regular season, the Titans secured the sixth seed in the AFC playoff picture.
As the decade comes to a close, excitement about the Titans may be at an all time high. Following the benching franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota, it looked like the season may be a lost cause. However, the trio of Ryan Tannehill, A.J. Brown, and Derrick Henry has turned the Titans into a highly respectable offensive force.
Henry in particular has been an absolute standout, posting his best numbers of the season – 32 rushing attempts, 211 yards, and three touchdowns helped secure his first career NFL rushing title.
The Titans will now face the defending champion New England Patriots, who are looking more beatable than ever. After losing to FitzMagic and the tanking Dolphins in Week 17, the Patriots are without a first round bye for the first time since 2009. Despite Brady starting to look his age and some wondering if Belichick is losing a step as well, the Titans open as +4.5 underdogs this weekend. Play our $1,000 Titan Up game now!
After an up and down first half, the Predators finished the calendar year at 18-14-6 (42 points). The Preds have a prime opportunity to get started on their New Years resolutions, as they will travel to Dallas to face the stars in the annual NHL Winter Classic at the famous Cotton Bowl Stadium.
This matchup will mark the first time either franchise has played in an outdoor game, so it promises to offer unique experience for both players and fans alike. According to ESPN, the league is expecting 85,000+ fans to attend the game, including roughly 20,000 making the trip from Nashville.
The location of this outdoor special makes it a particularly interesting gambling opportunity. While the Predators come into the matchup as slight -105 underdogs, the over/under is the market to watch in this one. The 2020 Winter Classic will be the farthest south a NHL game has ever been played. A warmer temperature significantly softens the ice, which results in slower player and far less scoring.
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The Grizz went 2-2 for the second week in a row last week, with victories over the Thunder and Hornets, and losses to the Nuggets and Spurs. There is no question that the storyline of 2019 for Memphis was the rise of rookie sensation Ja Morant.
The Murray State product has posted a line of 17.4 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds, with no shortage of highlight reel plays along the way. As of December 30th, Ja Morant is heavily favored at sportsbooks around the country to take home Rookie of the Year honors at -200.
Barring a significant injury or dramatic falloff in play, it is hard to imagine R.J. Barrett (+750) or #1 draft selection Zion Williamson (+1000), who has not played a single minute for the New Orleans Pelicans this season, catching up to Mr. Morant.
Weekly Tennessee Sports Schedule
NFL Wild Card Weekend: Titans at Patriots – Sat 1/4 @ 7:15 PM
Gator Bowl: Indiana vs Tennessee – Thurs 1/2 @ 6:00 PM
Tulane @ #9 Memphis – Mon 12/30 @ 8:00 PM
Davidson @ Vanderbilt – Mon 12/30 @ 7:00 PM
LSU @ Tennessee – Sat 1/4 @ 11:00 AM
Grizzlies @ Kings – Sat 1/2 @ 9:00 PM
TV: FSSE, NSCA
Georgia @ #9 Memphis – Sat 1/4 @ 12:00 PM
Grizzlies @ Clippers – Sat 1/4 @ 2:30 PM
TV: FSEE, PT
SMU @ Vanderbilt – Sat 1/4 @ 8:00 PM
Grizzlies @ Suns – Sun 1/5 @ 7:00 PM
TV: FSSE, FSAZ
Predators @ Stars – Fri 1/1 @ 1:00 PM
Predators @ Kings – Sat 1/4 @ 9:30 PM
TV: FSW, FSTN
Predators @ Ducks – Sun 1/5 @ 9:00 PM
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