In the NFC, we have seen the Green Bay Packers nab the #1 seed, but that particular spot is still open over in the AFC. Week 18 is going to be huge in many regards, as there are a lot of loose ends that still need to be tied up before we know all the matchups for the opening week of the playoffs. Taking the #1 seed is probably at the top of the list in terms of importance, and the Houston Texans have a shot to claim it if they can come away with the win in Houston on Sunday. If they fail, the Kansas City Chiefs are lurking and waiting to pounce to nab the top spot. The Titans are in as a heavy favorite for this one, with the bookies installing them as a 10-point road favorite. The point total for this one has been set at 42 ½. That being said, let’s take a look at our NFL Betting preview for the upcoming match between the Titans and Texans.
NFL Betting Analysis for Tennessee Titans at Houston
How to Bet On Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans & TV Info
- When: Sunday, January 9 at 1 PM EST
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
- TV: CBS
Why bet on the Tennessee Titans
There were a lot of us who thought that the Titans season might be in trouble after they lost Derrick Henry to injury, but they have found a way to play through it and excel, winning 3 of their last 4 games. The good news is that it looks as though Henry might be back for the playoffs, although winning here would be huge, as it would give their star running back an extra week to get back to game fitness. The Titans are 11-4 on the season and have gone 9-3 SU in their last 10 games, so they are coming into this one on a good run of form. They have also gone 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games, but they have not been quite as successful against the Texans, going 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games versus Houston. The OVER has hit in 11 of the last 14 games that the Titans have played on the road.
Why bet on the Houston Texans
It has not been a successful season for the Texans, but with DeShaun Watson out for the year with off field issues, it is not that surprising that Houston has crashed and burned so hard. They did, though, go through a modest 2-game winning streak before losing to the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend, so perhaps the Titans shouldn’t take the win for granted. Still, they only have 4 wins in their last 20 games, so those 2 wins suddenly look like nothing more than an anomaly. While the Texans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games overall, they have gone 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games versus teams from the AFC South. The last 5 times they have welcomed the Titans to town, the point total has gone OVER.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
With so much at stake for the Tennessee Titans in this game, I expect them to come out with the pedal to the metal. I like them to win and cover the spread here, but I particularly like the OVER.
NFL Betting Pick: Tennessee Titans 33 Houston Texans 17