Although the Tennessee Titans made the playoffs last year the felt they could do better. So they fired head coach Mike Mularkey in the belief that their offense could be more productive. Mularkey led the Titans to their best season since 2008. And as this current season progresses, he is looking better than ever. In fact, the Titans have regressed under new coach Mike Vrabel. Tennessee’s offense has deteriorated into a Pro Football betting liability. On the other hand, Houston has emerged as a top surprise contender. Concurrently that has not yet translated into profits on the board.
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
Date and Time: Monday, November 26, 2018, 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Football Betting odds at SBG:
|Titans||+5½ (-106)||43 (EV)|
|Texans||-5½ (-114)||43 (-121)|
Titans vs. Texans TV Coverage: ESPN
The AFC South is surprisingly led by Houston. On the whole the Texans were picked behind Jacksonville to win the division. In like manner defense has been the strength of the team. Houston ranks seventh overall in the NFL for total defense and sixth for points allowed. Most important of all is the recent emergence of quarterback Deshaun Watson. Indeed, Watson has a 98.6 rating with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. DeAndre Hopkins has 14 catches for 20 yards or more. Houston is 7-3 straight up, 4-6 vs. the line and 4-6 under.
Tennessee is 5-5 straight up and 6-4 vs. the odds and 3-7 under the total. Last week the Titans lost at Indianapolis 38-10 as 1-point dogs. Of major concern is an offense that ranks 28th in the NFL for scoring and 30th for yardage. In like manner quarterback Marcus Mariota’s career is going to waste. Mariota has an 88.2 rating with just seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Furthermore, top backs Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry are both under 3.8 yards per carry. Counter to that weak offense is a solid defense that ranks ninth in the NFL.
Stats to Consider
Tennessee has improved as a road dog Football betting value as of late. In fact, the Titans have paid in four of their last six in that role. Three of their last five in that situation have gone under the total. Contrarily Houston has been a poor play laying points at NRG Stadium. The Texans have covered just four of their last 12 as a home chalk. And three of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Tennessee has had the recent sports betting edge in this head to head series. To show the Titans have paid in three of their last four against the Texans. But at NRG Stadium the Texans have controlled the cashier’s cage. As a matter of fact, Houston has paid in seven of their last eight home games with the Titans. Six of the last seven between these teams at Houston have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Tennessee’s decline has been astounding. Contrarily Houston is emerging as a complete team. The Texans boast the Football betting matchup advantage with Watson complementing the strong defense. Along the same lines the Tennessee defense is getting no help.
Titans vs. Texans Football Betting Picks
To conclude Houston is the call based on current form and head to head.
Titans vs. Texans Football Betting Pick: Houston Texans
Titans vs. Texans Football Betting Score Prediction: Texans 28, Titans 10
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