The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans clash Sunday in a week 8 NFL showodwn at NRG Stadium. The Tennessee Titans look to build on their 4-game winning streak. The Houston Texans look to rebound from a 1-4-1 start.
The Tennessee Titans have won 6 of their last 9 road games. Malik Willis will get the start over Ryan Tannehill, making his pro debut. Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine have combined for 368 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Dontrell Hilliard has 12 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 108.7 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 536 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 21.3 points and 374.3 yards per game. David Long Jr. leads the Tennessee Titans with 45 tackles, Denico Autry has 5 sacks and Amani Hooker has 1 interception.
The Houston Texans are 1-8-1 SU in their last 10 home games. Davis Mills is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,350 yards, 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Nico Collins and Brandin Cooks have combined for 586 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Jordan Akins has 10 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 100.7 yards per contest, and Dameon Pierce leads the way with 504 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 22.8 points and 411.8 yards per game. Jonathan Owens leads the Houston Texans with 56 tackles, Jerry Hughes has 4 sacks and Jalen Pitre has 2 interceptions.
The Titans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC South and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Texans are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games in October and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC South. The under is 9-3 in Titans last 12 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Texans last 5 home games. The Titans are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Houston and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 meetings.
This line feels soft, as the Titans look like a team that's gotten their act together with 4 straight wins. The Houston Texans have issues finishing games, and they're below average on both sides of the ball. These are two teams heading in completely different directions, and the Titans have won 6 of the last 9 meetings against the Texans. This line is a bit confusing to me, as the Titans are the clear better team, they're in the better form, and they have more to play for as they're chasing a playoff spot. The Texans look like a team in full tank mode. Give me the Titans.