Are the Titans a Good Pick in NFL Odds for Week 4 Over the Texans?

Are the Titans a Good Pick in NFL Odds for Week 4 Over the Texans?

Written by on September 28, 2017

The Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans, both members of the AFC South, go head to head on Sunday, with the Titans in as a 1.5 point favorite on the NFL Odds for Week 4, and the point total set at 44. If you look back at the history of Super Bowl winning teams in the NFL, you will, more often than not, find that they were led by an elite QB. Sure, there are a couple of teams who won it all with a serviceable QB at the helm, but those teams tended to also include a defense that was about as close to impenetrable as it gets. It is a great QB that takes a good team over the top, which may explain why the Houston Texans have had such a tough time making any sort of noise in the playoffs. The Texans have been a good defensive team for several years now, yet they have been unable to land a quarterback that can bring their offense up to the same level. They may finally have found their man in DeShaun Watson, but the rookie is going to need to suffer some growing pains before he adapts to life in the NFL. He would do well to look at Marcus Mariotta of the Tennessee Titans, as he is quickly becoming a very good QB in this league, helping his team become a favorite to win the South.

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans NFL Odds & Expert Pick

When: Sunday, October 1 at 1 PM EST Where: NRG Stadium, Houston TV: CBS Radio: 104.5 FM (Tennessee) / 100.3 FM (Houston) Live Stream: NFL Live NFL Odds: Tennessee Titans -1.5 (Over & Under at 43.5 points)

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 32°C/89°F
  • Humidity: 39%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 32%
  • Wind: 4 mph NNE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Houston Texans 8-2
  • Score: Tennessee Titans 15.70 / Houston Texans 27.50
  • Rush Yards: Tennessee Titans 98.10 / Houston Texans 111.20
  • Pass Attempts: Tennessee Titans 33.50 / Houston Texans 35.90
  • Completion Percentage: Tennessee Titans 57.91 / Houston Texans 61.84
  • Passing Yards: Tennessee Titans 192.90 / Houston Texans 236.60
  • Total Yards: Tennessee Titans 291 / Houston Texans 347.8
  • Turnovers: Tennessee Titans 2.50 / Houston Texans 1.10

Why bet on the Tennessee Titans NFL Odds?

The Tennessee Titans were given a tough start to the season, as they had to open their campaign against the Oakland Raiders, a game that they lost 26-16. The sign that this team is vastly improved over years past came in the next two weeks, when they dispensed of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks, racking up 70 points in the process. The win on the road in Seattle was particularly impressive, and perhaps proof that this team should indeed be on your playoff radar. The expectation here is that Tennessee should roll into Houston and come away with another big win, but let’s not forget that the Titans are a paltry 2-8 in their last 10 meetings with the Texans, losing by an average of around 12 points in those games. There is room for optimism, as the NFL Odds dictates, because the Titans have won 6 of their last 8 games, and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7.

Team Statistics


  • Average Score For: 28.67
  • Total Yards: 386.66
  • Rush Yards: 156.33
  • Passing Yards: 230.33


  • Average Score Against: 23
  • Total Yards: 367.33
  • Rush Yards: 92.33
  • Passing Yards: 275

Why bet on the Houston Texans NFL Odds?

The Houston Texans are off to a bit of a wobbly 1-2 start this season, but their performance against the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots last weekend should perhaps be viewed as a sign that it may be a little too early to write the Texans off. It’s a game that Houston really should have won, and they would have had it not been for the heroics of Tom Brady, who once again led his team on a game-winning drive with seconds left on the clock. DeAndre Hopkins and the Texans are into Week 4 as underdogs. The Texans can either choose to lick their wounds and feel sorry for themselves, or they can look at the performance against arguably the best team in the league and see it as a sign that they are still in this thing. Houston has won their last 5 home games versus the Titans, and have gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home match-ups versus Tennessee. 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two in Houston have gone OVER the point total.

Team Statistics


  • Average Score For: 17.67
  • Total Yards: 295.34
  • Rush Yards: 128.67
  • Passing Yards: 166.67


  • Average Score Against: 24.67
  • Total Yards: 323.67
  • Rush Yards: 98.67
  • Passing Yards: 225

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 29
  • First Meeting: November 10th, 2002. The Coliseum. Nashville, Tennessee
  • Last Meeting: January 1st, 2017. Nissan Stadium. Nashville, Tennessee
  • All-Time Series: Tennessee 16-14-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Houston 41-7 (2011)
  • Longest Win Streak: Tennesse 7 (2005-2008)
  • Current Win Streak: Tennesse 1

NFL Week 4 Latest Betting Trends

  • Titans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Titans are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tennessee’s last 16 games
  • Texans are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Texans are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston’s last 14 games at home

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a game that I fully expect to go down to the wire, and it may even be the last team to have the ball who comes away with the win. I like the Titans to be that team, and I like them to cover in a close one. I also believe that the point total will sneak OVER the 44 points. Score: Tennessee Titans 27 – Houston Texans 24
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