Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans Odds
Point Spread: Titans (-3)
Game Total Line: (43.5)
(wagering lines available at 5Dimes)
The Houston Texans will try and regain control of the lead in the AFC South when they take on the Tennessee Titans this upcoming Sunday afternoon at LP Field in Nashville. Game time is set for 1 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast regionally on CBS.
Houston's fast start has suddenly ground to a halt with back-to-back losses to Oakland and Baltimore. It lost 25-20 to the Raiders in Week 5 as a 4.5-point home favorite and got pushed around by the Ravens this past Sunday in a 29-14 loss as a 6.5-point road underdog. The total has stayed ‘under' in five of its first six games.
The Texans' offensive attack has noticeably missed having All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson in the lineup, who has missed the past few games with an hamstring injury. He is currently listed as questionable for this game. Houston has managed to score an average of just 14.7 points in its last three games after averaging 30 points a game in its first three.
Tennessee is off to surprising 3-2 SU (2-3 ATS) start behind a resurgent Matt Hasselbeck, who signed as a free-agent this offseason. He has thrown for 1,414 yards and nine touchdowns while completing 64.6 percent of his passes. Chris Johnson is off to a slow start with just 250 yards rushing on 83 carries, but Nate Washington is having a solid season at wide receiver with 28 receptions for 389 yards.
The Titans are ranked ninth in the league in passing with 272.4 yards a game, but ranked dead-last in rushing with an average of just 66.6 yards a game. Defensively, they are ranked ninth overall and sixth in points allowed; giving-up an average of 18.8 points a game. They have been equally as good against the pass as they have been against the run, ranking 12th and 10th respectively.
Houston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games and 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games. It is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games on the road and 1-8 SU in its last nine road games. The total has stayed ‘under' in eight of its last 11 games overall.
Tennessee is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games and 4-10 SU in its last 14 games. The total has stayed ‘under' in three of its last four games.
Head-to- head in this series, the Texans are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and 1-4 ATS in their last five trips to Nashville. The total has gone ‘over' in seven of the last 10 meetings overall and in the last five games played in Tennessee.
Point Spread Pick
Stick with Houston to snap its two game skid with an outright win on the road against Tennessee in a game that goes ‘over' the total.
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