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NFL Matchup - Texans Titans Odds Preview

Tennessee TitansHouston Texans
Jan 1, 1:00 PM | Grass of Reliant Stadium

Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans Odds


Houston predictably have lost two straight since clinching the AFC South and they are small underdogs to close out the season at home to Tennessee Titans.

Houston is 10-2 ATS past 12 December home games but oddsmakers figure they will rest their banged-up starters and let the Titans win this one. Tennessee would like to finish 8-8 on a high note and have motivation because a win plus some help will get them a Wild Card spot.

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Betting Line:
Houston opened as 1-point underdogs , while the NFL total was set at 41 for over under betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Texans, currently No. 1 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Titans, who rate No. 25 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 27-21 victory for the Texans.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 23.9 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 19.7 PPG. The Texans aerial game is averaging 218.1 yards per game, less than the Titans secondary allows through the air, 226.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Titans feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 137 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 23-17 winner at home against the Jaguars. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (40) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Matt Hasselbeck throttled the Jaguars defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 350 yards and 1 scores as Tennessee handed Jacksonville a 23-17 defeat.

Houston lost its last outing, a 19-16 result against the Colts on December 22. The Texans failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 35 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Arian Foster went over the 100-yard mark (158) in his team's latest effort, but Indianapolis still defeated Houston by a score of 19-16.

Tennessee Titans Trends:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 3-7

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in January are 2-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 6-4

A few Titans at Texans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee's last 11 games when playing Houston
Tennessee is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home