Tennessee Titans (3-3) at Cleveland Browns (0-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Browns +6.5 -- Over/Under: 46
The Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns square off in week 7 NFL action from FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Tennessee Titans will look to build on their 36-22 victory over the Colts to close out week 6 on Monday Night Football, climbing to 3-3 with the victory, giving the Titans their first win over Indy since 2011, a span of 12 games. Marcus Mariota led the team with 306 yards through the air, along with a touchdown that was cancelled out by an interception on 23 of 32 passing. Derrick Henry rushed for a team-high 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while DeMarco Murray logged 40 rushing yards and a TD of his own with his 12 touches out of the backfield. Eric Decker led the team with 7 receptions for 88 yards, while Rishard Matthews racked up 4 catches for 69 yards and Taywan Taylor put up 61 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, an Avery Williamson forced fumble that Wesley Woodyard recovered was the lone individual highlight for Tennessee as the Titans held the Colts to just 297 yards of total offense in the win.
The Cleveland Browns will still look for their first win of the season after falling to 0-6 with a 33-17 defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans in week 6. Kevin Hogan threw for 140 yards, a touchdown and 3 interceptions on 20 of 37 passing, while Isaiah Crowell led the Browns’ ground attack with 12 carries for 58 yards. Kasen Williams led Cleveland with 4 receptions for 41 yards, while Ricardo Louis had 3 catches for 25 yards and Seth DeValve caught the team’s lone offensive touchdown in the loss. Defensively, a Myles Garrett sack and a Jason McCourty 56-yard pick-six were the lone defensive highlights as the Browns gave up 340 yards of total offense in the losing effort.
Tennessee is 12-35-4 ATS in their last 51 games against the AFC and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games while the over is 10-2-1 in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record. Cleveland is 6-25-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Cleveland.
Tennessee may be coming into this one on a short week, but there’s no amount of rest that could get me to take the Browns in this one. Cleveland is looking like they’re going to struggle to win a game again this season, and have stunk up the joint ATS over the last couple of years. Tennessee has had the bulk of the success against the spread in this matchup, and the road team has done well, so I feel comfortable enough with that to lay the touchdown here for Tennessee.