Tennessee Titans (10-5) at Houston Texans (4-11)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 4:25 pm (NRG Stadium)
The Line: Houston Texans +7.5 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Texans face off with Tennessee Titans Sunday in week 17 AFC South NFL action at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.
The Tennessee Titans have another chance to win the AFC South with a victory here. The Tennessee Titans have won five of their last seven road games. Ryan Tannehill is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 3,603 yards, 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Tannehill has nine touchdown passes in his last four games. Corey Davis and AJ Brown have combined for 1,869 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Jonnu Smith has 40 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 160.1 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 1,777 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 26.7 points and 394.3 yards per game. Kevin Byard leads the Tennessee Titans with 107 tackles, Harold Landry III has 4.5 sacks and Malcolm Butler has four interceptions.
The Houston Texans have a chance to play spoiler while snapping a four-game losing streak. The Houston Texans have lost five of their last seven home games. Deshaun Watson is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 4,458 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 13 games. Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller V have combined for 1,863 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 38 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 91.3 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 607 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 28.2 points and 411.7 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with 151 tackles, JJ Watt has five sacks and Bradley Roby has one interception.
The Titans are 5-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Texans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 21-6-1 in Titans last 28 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Texans last 7 games overall. The Titans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Houston. The home team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Tennessee Titans should be motivated here after getting embarrassed by the Packers on prime-time, and they're still playing for a division crown. The Houston Texans aren't winning, aren't covering, and they're one dimensional offensively with one of the worst defenses in the league. The Tennessee Titans have also won and covered five of the last eight meetings against the Texans. Throw in the fact Watson is dealing with a banged up hand, and I'll take the Titans in a blowout road victory.