What should have been a great matchup has turned into a heavily favored game for the Patriots in NFL betting.
Football betting has the Patriots as 9.5 point home favorites over last year’s AFC Champs. The reason the Patriots are so heavily favored in football betting is because the Titans have yet to win a game. The Patriots are 3-2 but both of their losses have been close. The Titans haven’t played well lately and if they lose this game in football betting they would fall to 0-6. "We've made our own mess," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "We have to find our way out of it." Last week the Titans were routed in football betting at home by the Indianapolis Colts. "As far as a quick fix is concerned, it's not there," Fisher said. "You keep doing what you're doing. You can go back, you look at the games. You correct them. You move forward." The Titans have a number of problems in football betting including a defense that is 29th in the league. That is a far cry from last year when they were second in the NFL as football betting has it. The Titans have also struggled on offense as quarterback Kerry Collins has seven interceptions already. Running back Chris Johnson had just 34 yards last week in the football betting loss.
The Patriots are coming off a tough overtime loss to Denver in football betting. The New England defense was poor at times, especially late when they allowed the Broncos to tie the game with a 98-yard TD drive. They allowed Denver’s Kyle Orton to throw for over 300 yards as football betting stats show. The Patriots signed linebacker Junior Seau this week in hopes that he can help. New England might be missing left tackle Matt Light for this week’s game and they will also be without running back Fred Taylor in this football betting matchup.
The Titans have not played at New England since losing in the playoffs to the Patriots in 2004. Normally the Titans are solid on the road in NFL betting as an underdog. They are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a road underdog in NFL betting.
The total has nine of the last thirteen Tennessee games going under the NFL betting total. Five of the last six New England home games have gone over the total.