ATS Picks: Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/18/20
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Houston Texans (1-4) at Tennessee Titans (4-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Nissan Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Titans -3 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans meet Sunday in week 6 NFL action at Nissan Stadium.
The Houston Texans look for their first road victory to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Houston Texans have lost four of their last six road games. Deshaun Watson is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,451 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Watson has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks have combined for 631 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 19 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 84.6 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 293 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 28 points and 387.4 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with 53 tackles, Whitney Mercilus has three sacks and Vernon Hargreaves III has four pass deflections.
The Tennessee Titans look for another win to start an NFL season 5-0 for the first time since 2008. The Tennessee Titans have won five of their last seven home games. Ryan Tannehill is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 1,004 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Tannehill has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games. Jonnu Smith and Corey Davis have combined for 427 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Kalif Raymond has five receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 131.5 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 376 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 22.5 points and 409.3 yards per game. Kenny Vaccaro leads the Tennessee Titans with 26 tackles, Jack Crawford has one sack and Malcolm Butler has two interceptions.
The Texans are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Titans are 16-33-3 ATS in their last 52 vs. AFC South, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Texans last 5 games as an underdog. The over is 7-1 in Titans last 8 home games. The Texans are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings. The favorite is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
The Houston Texans won their first game of the season and it came once they fired their head coach, but it should also be noted it was a victory over the lousy Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans are still a subpar football team I'm not eager to get behind until they show some consistency. The Tennessee Titans have an extremely short week and are dealing with COVID issues, but that didn't stop them from beating the snot out of the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday. The Titans defense is getting timely spots and Tannehill looks terrific feeding off the play action and the strong Titans running game. Throw in the fact the Titans don't have to travel on short rest, and I like Tennessee to keep this hot stretch going.
I'll lay the field goal.