Titans visit Texans in Week 2 NFL clash
Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans Odds
After rallying from way back to win their season opener in San Diego Monday night the 1-0 Houston Texans head home for an AFC South divisional rivalry game with the 1-0 Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon at Reliant Stadium (1 pm ET, CBS).
In the early wagering the Texans, who swept this season series last year and covered the spread both games, were favored by seven points over the Titans, who upset the Steelers in Pittsburgh in their opener.
Tennessee has slumped to a 2-7 ATS in nine recent games vs Houston. They have also been a terrible bet in division games (1-8 ATS past 9 games within AFC South).
The Texans meanwhile have been OVER machines early in the season. The OVER is 17-4 past 21 September games.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Texans and the No. 5-ranked Titans, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 28-24 result in favor of the Titans.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 6-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Titans defense that ranks No. 3 at 9 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 329 yards per game, more than the Titans give up through the air (163 YPG on average).
The Titans were a 16-9 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Steelers. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (25) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Titans grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Steelers in their last game, winning 16-9 at Heinz Field.
The Texans were a 31-28 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Chargers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, Matt Schaub threw for 3 scores and 346 yards in leading his team past San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.
Tennessee Titans Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 4-6
Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 7-3
A few Titans at Texans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
Tennessee is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Tennessee
Houston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Tennessee home to San Diego, Sunday, September 22
Houston at Baltimore, Sunday, September 22