After a 7-3 start to last season, the Tennessee Titans were in pole position to win their third straight division title, but they lost their final seven games and were overtaken by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After one of the wildest late-season collapses in recent memory, the futures of offensive stalwarts Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry have been called into question.
As of right now, Mike Vrabel’s squad is sticking with its veterans, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this core gets shaken up soon.
Let’s look at the Titans’ betting odds for the 2023 NFL season.
Titans Futures Betting Odds
Note: These NFL betting odds are current as of Thursday, July 6, and provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Win Super Bowl: +8000
- Win AFC Championship: +5500
- Win AFC South: +425
- Make Playoffs: Yes (+300) / No (-370)
- Regular-Season Win Total: Over 7.5 (+110) / Under 7.5 (-130)
Titans Super Bowl 58 Odds
Titans: Win Super Bowl (+8000)
Despite making the playoffs three of the last four seasons, the Titans have long odds of winning Super Bowl 58.
Tennessee has had to retool its roster this offseason, with veteran leaders like Taylor Lewan, Robert Woods, and Zach Cunningham all getting the axe due to salary cap constraints.
That has left this team in a difficult position heading into the 2023 season.
Top earners like Tannehill, Henry, and safety Kevin Byard remain, but there needs to be more talent and depth around them for this team to be competitive.
Plus, new GM Ron Carthon spent most of his top draft capable on a succession plan, drafting QB Will Levis and RB Tyjae Spears with second- and third-round picks.
While Vrabel has a reputation as one of the league’s top head coaches and is known for getting the most out of his players, he has a lot of work to do to keep this team competitive in the short term.
Titans AFC Championship Odds
Titans: Win AFC Championship (+5500)
Tennessee has the third-lowest odds of winning the AFC this season, with only division rivals Indianapolis (+7000) and Houston (+10000) falling below it on the odds board.
The Titans reached the AFC Championship Game in their second season under Vrabel (2019), who hadn’t had a losing record in his tenure until last season.
Unfortunately, this team is trending in the wrong direction, and it seems more likely that Tennessee will bottom out before it reaches that stage again.
Titans AFC South Winner Odds
Titans: Win AFC South (+425)
The Titans have the second-best odds of winning the AFC South but must overcome a significant gap to catch the Jaguars (-165).
Tennessee had one of the league’s most inept offenses last season and suffered significantly when Tannehill went down with an ankle injury late in the year.
The veteran quarterback, who, like Henry, is entering the final year of his contract, has minimal weapons on the outside.
2022 first-rounder Treylon Burks was a disappointment in his rookie campaign, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Kyle Philips aren’t exactly household names.
Signing DeAndre Hopkins could help this team contend for the division, but I’m still not sure I’d bite on this number.
Titans Make Playoffs Odds
Titans: Miss Playoffs (-370)
While I typically would want to back a Vrabel-coached team, I don’t see enough talent on this roster to justify a bet.
Tennessee’s most talented offensive player is a 29-year-old running back. And while Henry is still capable of putting up big numbers, it wouldn’t be surprising if Tennessee trades him before the deadline.
If this team starts slow, which looks likely based on its schedule, Carthon could be organizing a fire sale by midseason.
Titans Regular-Season Win Total Odds
Titans: Under 7.5 Wins (-130)
The Titans’ win total is set at 7.5 games, which is a tricky line after the team won seven games last season and endured several injuries.
Vrabel’s teams have only fallen short of eight wins once in his five-year tenure, and having two fully rebuilding squads in the division gives Tennessee a chance to put some victories on the board.
Still, the Titans are favored to win six games according to the early lines at DraftKings Sportsbook, and most of those favorable spreads could be considered toss-ups.
While there’s a chance the Titans could make their way to an eight- or nine-win campaign, the Under hitting is the more likely outcome.