Tennessee Titans at New York Giants - 12/16/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans (7-6) at New York Giants (5-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants -1 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Titans and New York Giants meet Sunday in week 15 NFL action at MetLife Stadium.
The Tennessee Titans look for another victory after winning four of their last six games to stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt. The Tennessee Titans have lost three of their last four road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 2,330 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Mariota has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last nine games. Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor have combined for 1,142 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Dion Lewis has 50 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 124.3 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 712 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 19.5 points and 334.3 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with 85 tackles, Jurrell Casey has seven sacks and Adoree' Jackson has two interceptions.
The New York Giants look to play spoiler after winning four of their last five games. The New York Giants Eli Manning is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,460 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Manning has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last 12 games. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard have combined for 1,707 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Saquon Barkley has 78 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 105.9 yards per contest, and Barkley leads the way with 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 25.5 points and 370.8 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the New York Giants with 96 tackles, B.J. Hill has five sacks and Alec Ogletree has five interceptions.
The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December, 12-25 ATS in their last 37 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games on fieldturf. The Giants are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Titans last 5 games in December.
The Tennessee Titans continue what's been an up and down season, but they're coming off their most complete game in a 30-9 win over the Jacksonville Jagaurs, and they've had extra time to prepare for this game. The New York Giants are coming off an absolute beatdown of the Washington Redskins and are 4-1 SU since their bye week. The Tennessee Titans have covered six of their last nine games as an underdog of any kind. The New York Giants are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite of any kind. It's tough to trust the Titans given they have these stretches of greatness and then lay an egg right when you start buying in. However, in a near pick em, the Titans are the better team over the Giants. There's also a chance the Giants will be without Odell Beckham for this contest. I have to take my chances by simply backing the better team in this contest.