Start the New Year with some quality online sports betting action, as regular season NFL betting enters its final frame. The Titans have another chance to clinch the AFC South this week in Houston at NRG Stadium. Tennessee failed to defeat Green Bay in Week 16, getting blown out 40-14 at Lambeau Field. Now the Titans theoretically have an easier task vs the Texans, although overtime was required in their Week 6 matchup.
Tennessee RB Derrick Henry plowed for 212 yards and two touchdowns in that game, including the five-yard game-winner in OT. Titans’ QB Ryan Tannehill also bombed the Texans for 366 yards and four TDs, in what was an intense shootout. Houston QB Deshaun Watson connected on 28-of-37 passes for 335 yards and four TDs in the losing effort.
Most recently, the Texans lost a thriller at home to the Bengals, going down 37-31. Cincinnati’s 27th-ranked offense amassed 540 total yards on Houston, so the Texans may have trouble with the Titans’ third-ranked O. The current NFL odds on our sportsbook rate Tennessee as 7½ -point road favorites vs Houston on Sunday.
|Game: Tennessee Titans (10-5) at Houston Texans (4-11)
Location: NRG Stadium
Time: Sunday, Jan 3 at 4:25 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
Moneyline: Titans -330 (10-5) | Texans +265 (4-11)
The Titans are a respectable 5-2 SU on the road, while the Texans are only 2-5 SU at home. There is little doubt that Houston will come out guns ablazing, and that this will be a competitive game. Veteran players like J.J. Watt won’t allow the Texans to slink quietly into the offseason, but the Titans are ready. Tennessee isn’t about to let this final opportunity slip through its fingers, and is going to overpower Houston.
Pick: Titans to win
Point Spread: Titans -7 ½ (7-8) | Texans +7 ½ (5-10)
Tennessee is 4-2 ATS over its previous six, while Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games. As hard as the Texans will fight to defend their home turf, it won’t be enough. Expect the Titans to be wearing their Sunday best, and they finally punch their postseason ticket in NRG Stadium. This should be an extremely entertaining matchup to watch, so get your bets in. Tennessee covers with some wiggle room to spare.
Pick: Titans -7 ½
Over/Under 56 ½ points: Titans (11-3-1) | Texans (7-8)
We have two potent offenses going against a couple of wobbly defenses. The over has been like gold for the Titans, going all the way back to their fourth game last season. Tennessee’s over record is 21-6-1 in its previous 28 games. When these division rivals clashed in Week 6, they put up 1,019 combined total yards and 78 points. Easy peasy.
Pick: Over 56 ½ total points
Final Score: Titans 41, Texans 31.
Props for Titans at Texans
Your sports betting experience isn’t complete unless you pepper in a few NFL props! Hedge your standard football lines bets with these sidewinders, amping up the fun factor. You just have to know what to look for, and go for it! Here are some prop bets to ponder for the Titans vs Texans matchup that we’ve been breaking down.
Under 3 ½ FGs Scored In The Game (-140)
You have to pay for this action, but it’s a solid betting angle. Titans’ K Stephen Gostkowski has been placed on the covid19 list, and is unavailable to play. Sam Sloman is a practice squad player who may be called on to fill in for Gostkowski. Look for Tennessee to avoid kicking field goals at all costs, going for it on fourth-down, etc. I’m expecting no FGs from the Titans, and only one from the Texans.
Winning Margin: Titans To Win By 7-10 Points (+1400)
This is an excellent way to generate a pile of gambling booty. Thread the needle! My money is on this particular winning margin window. $10 will win you $140 if you nail it!
71-77 Total Points Scored (+750)
If you’re not confident about hitting the winning margin window, but have a feeling about the total score, submit this. The 71-77 point range is reasonable and offers a nice payout. $20 earns you $150, so get cracking on those betting slips! Good luck!