Titans vs Colts Betting Preview TNF
Two AFC South rivals coming off stunning upset losses collide Thursday night, when the Tennessee Titans host the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts began the week as 3-point favorites over the Titans, who have dropped the last three in the series, straight-up and against the spread.
Indianapolis was blown out at home by the St. Louis Rams last week, a shocking loss for the Colts, who own wins over the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.
Tennessee is looking to bounce back from its own embarrassing the loss. The Titans became the first team to lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars and may have lost starting quarterback Jake Locker for the season to a foot injury. Backup Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start.
Six of the last eight meetings dating back to 2009 have stayed UNDER the total. The Colts are 14-3 SU past 17 games as road favorites, while the Titans struggle in divisional games, going 2-9 ATS in 11 games vs AFC South rivals.
The Titans currently sport a record of 4-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3-1 ATS. The Colts are 6-3 and 5-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Titans post a 6-3 over under record this season, while the Colts have gone 5-4 against the number.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Titans and the No. 10-ranked Colts, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 24-21 result in favor of the Colts.
Indianapolis lost its last outing, a 38-8 result against the Rams on November 10. The Colts failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 46 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Titans's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Ryan Fitzpatrick, but they were handed a 29-27 loss by Jacksonville at LP Field.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 19-ranked offense (22.22 PPG) against a Colts defense that ranks No. 9 at 21.44 PPG. The Titans passing attack has averaged 211.67 yards per game, less than the Colts give up through the air (241.22 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Colts own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 111.25 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Colts at Titans trends to consider:
Indianapolis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Indianapolis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games
Indianapolis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games
Tennessee is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games at home
Indianapolis at Arizona, Sunday, November 24th
Tennessee at Oakland, Sunday, November 24th