Titans at Patriots - 12/20/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Titans (3-10) at New England Patriots (11-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Gillette Stadium)
The Line: New England Patriots -14 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots square off Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
The Tennessee Titans look to play spoiler at this point after losing eight of their last 10 games. Marcus Mariota is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mariota has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Delanie Walker and Dorial Green-Beckham have combined for 1,286 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Kendall Wright has 33 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 96.8 yards per contest, and Antonio Andrews leads the way with 474 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 25.1 points and 344 yards per game. Michael Griffin leads the Titans with 80 tackles, Brian Orakpo has seven sacks and Coty Sensabaugh has seven pass deflections. Da'Norris Searcy, Mike Martin and Kendall Wright are questionable.
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The New England Patriots look to inch closer to locking up a playoff bye. Tom Brady is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,138 yards, 33 touchdowns and six interceptions. Brady has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola have combined for 1,646 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Brandon LaFell has 30 receptions. The New England Patriots ground game is averaging 90.6 yards per contest, and Brandon Bolden leads the way with 110 yards on 35 carries. Defensively, New England is allowing 19.5 points and 329.5 yards per game. Patrick Chung leads the Pats with 72 tackles, Chandler Jones has 10.5 sacks and Logan Ryan has 14 pass deflections. Dont'a Hightower, Jonathan Freeny and Josh Kline are questionable.
The Titans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 19-41-5 ATS in their last 65 games overall. The Patriots are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I'm not laying this much chalk with a banged up Pats team. However, I will take the over in a somewhat low line. The Patriots still have the ability to put up 30 or so points, and the Titans have done a good job of scoring in garbage time. I like the over if forced to pick this game at all.