Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts - 12/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indianapolis Colts (9-6) at Tennessee Titans (9-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 8:20 pm (Nissan Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Titans +1.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans meet in week 17 NFL action from the Nissan Stadium on Sunday night.
The Indianapolis Colts come into this game looking to build on a 3-game winning streak after a 28-27 win over the New York Giants in their last outing to improve to 9-6 this season. Andrew Luck has thrown for 4,308 yards, 36 touchdowns and 14 interceptions on 67.2% passing while Marlon Mack has rushed for 789 yards and a team-high 8 touchdowns this season. T.Y. Hilton has 74 catches for 1,209 yards and 6 touchdowns while Eric Ebron has 62 grabs for 690 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Denico Aubry leads the Colts with 9 sacks while Darius Leonard has 7 sacks and a team-high 107 tackles this season. As a team, Indianapolis is averaging 382.9 yards of total offense and 26.7 points per game this season.
The Tennessee Titans will be looking to add to their current 4-game winning streak after a 25-16 victory over Washington in their last outing. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 2,528 yards, 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 68.9% passing while Derrick Henry has rushed for 966 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Corey Davis leads the Titans’ receiving corps with 60 catches for 843 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Jurrell Casey leads the Titans with 7 sacks while Adoree’ Jackson has a team-high 63 tackles this season. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 316 yards of total offense and 19.5 points per game this season.
Indianapolis is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 week 17 matchups while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Tennessee is 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 division games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Indianapolis is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
A playoff spot and a potential division title is on the line here, but it’s basically win and you’re in for the winner of this game. With that said, getting Tennessee as a dog at home is tempting, considering that the Titans are 6-1 SU at home this season. However, the fact that Indianapolis is a favorite on the road just goes to speak to how well the Colts have been playing over the last couple of months in addition to the Colts having a ton of success ATS in this matchup. The Titans will want revenge after being routed 38-10 by Indianapolis a few weeks ago, but given a bigger sample size, I feel that the Colts are the way to go here so I’ll lay the points with Indianapolis in this spot.