Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans - 12/18/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans - 12/18/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans (7-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Arrowhead Stadium)

The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday afternoon in a key AFC NFL matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Tennessee Titans look for their third straight victory to remain in the AFC playoff chase. The Tennessee Titans lost eight of their last 12 road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 3,086 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Mariota has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker have combined for 1,382 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Tajae Sharpe has 36 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 144.5 yards per contest, and DeMarco Murray leads the way with 1,135 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 23.5 points and 361.5 yards per game. Avery Williamson leads the Tennessee Titans with 90 tackles, Brian Orakpo has 10 sacks and Perrish Cox has three interceptions.

The Kansas City Chiefs look for their fourth straight victory to keep their lead in the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs have won 11 of their last 12 home games. Alex Smith is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 2,831 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown pass in six straight games. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have combined for 1,463 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Chris Conley has 36 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 96.2 yards per contest, and Spencer Ware leads the way with 790 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 19.6 points and 374.1 yards per game. Derrick Johnson leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 90 tackles, Dee Ford has 10 sacks and Marcus Peters has five interceptions.

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The Titans are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 13-37-3 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Chiefs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Kansas City and the road team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

The Kansas City Chiefs have had a mini bye week to prepare for this game considering they played last Thursday, and that's huge after the Titans played a physical game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Titans are a feel good story this season, but you have to question if this success is happening too fast and winning in Kansas City is a different ball game. The Chiefs continue to roll off victory after victory and are starting to cover games with more consistency. You almost have no choice to take the Kansas City Chiefs by a touchdown. Betting against KC right now isn't a wise move given how it keeps finding ways to win.

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Randy’s Pick Kansas City Chiefs -5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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