Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans - 10/16/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indianapolis Colts (2-3) at Tennessee Titans (2-3)
NFL Football: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Nissan Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Titans -8.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans meet Monday in NFL action at Nissan Stadium on ESPN.
The Indianapolis Colts look for their first road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Indianapolis Colts have split their last eight road games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 997 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Brissett has zero touchdown passes in three of the five games. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief have combined for 630 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jack Doyle has 17 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 100 yards per contest, and Frank Gore leads the way with 239 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 31.8 points and 397.4 yards per game. Jonathan Bostic leads the Indianapolis Colts with 40 tackles, Jabaal Sheard has 2.5 sacks and Malik Hooker has three interceptions.
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The Tennessee Titans look to snap a string of back-to-back losses to get back to a .500 record. The Tennessee Titans have won five of their last six home games. Matt Cassel is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Marcus Mariota remains questionable for this game due to a hamstring injury after missing last week. Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker have combined for 528 receiving yards and one touchdown Eric Decker has 16 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 124.8 yards per contest, and DeMarco Murray leads the way with 273 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 28.4 points and 345 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with 41 tackles, Derrick Morgan has three sacks and Kevin Byard has one interception.
The Colts are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Monday games and 27-9 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Titans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 13-36-3 ATS in their last 52 vs. AFC South and 16-39-3 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Tennessee, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings and the favorite is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
It looks like Mariota is going to play, but I'm not going to lay this much chalk regardless. The Titans were playing subpar football even with Mariota on the field, and I'm not going to trust a quarterback who has been dealing with a hamstring issue. The Colts have been better than their record indicates, as they've been fidning ways to beat lesser talented teams, and let's not forget they hung with the Seahawks on the road in a primetime game for two quarters, and they lost to the Cardinals in overtime. Simply put, the Colts have either won or lost by three points in three of their last four games. I'll take a stab with the points here.