The Texans are coming off their bye week and head into the second half of the season with a chance to make the playoffs. The game against Tennessee won’t be easy in football odds though since the Titans are now playing well.
NFL betting lines have Houston as a 4.5 point favorite with a total of 48. For the Texans to win and cover vs. the NFL betting lines on Monday they will have to slow down Tennessee’s Chris Johnson who leads the NFL in rushing. The Titans are 3-0 in NFL betting lines since Vince Young took over at quarterback in place of Kerry Collins. The Titans are playing loose and having fun in the spoiler role. "Right now we are in a situation where we just have to play the rest of our games and if we win them all, maybe something good will happen," linebacker Keith Bulluck said. "We're trying to stand in anyone's way who is trying to go to the postseason, so it makes it fun for us."
The Texans won the earlier season matchup against Tennessee this season but Johnson ran all over them for 197 yards and three touchdowns. The Texans won in NFL betting lines thanks to quarterback Matt Schaub who threw for 357 yards and four touchdowns.
Tennessee leads the all-time series with the Texans winning 11 of the 15 matchups. Tennessee has been a good underdog versus the NFL betting lines. The Titans are 16-7 in football odds in their last 23 games as an underdog. Tennessee has struggled somewhat on the road as they are 2-5 vs. the NFL betting lines in their last 7 road games.
The Texans are 5-1 vs. football odds in their last 6 vs. the AFC South. Houston is just 2-5 against the football odds in the last 7 meetings against Tennessee but they did win the earlier meeting this season between the two teams.
The last four Tennessee games have gone over the NFL betting lines. Five of the last seven Tennessee games vs. the AFC have gone over the NFL betting lines. 20 of the last 27 Houston divisional games have gone over the NFL betting lines. Six of the last seven meetings between Tennessee and Houston have gone over the NFL betting lines.