Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans - 1/19/20 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3:05 PM (Arrowhead Stadium)
KC-7.5 Total 51.5
On Sunday, the Tennessee Titans (9-7, 5-3 away) will visit Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Conference Championship Game. Tennessee defeated the Baltimore Ravens 28-12 in their AFC divisional round playoff game. Tennessee beat Kansas City during week 10 of the NFL regular season 35-32. The Titans have become a running force behind Derrick Henry who led the NFL in rushing during the regular season and rushed for 195 yards in the win over the Ravens on Saturday.
During the postseason, Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 160 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for the Titans. Derrick Henry has been a workhorse in the backfield rushing for 377 yards and one touchdown with an average of 5.9 yards per carry, while the leading receiver has been Kalif Raymond with one reception for 45 yards and one touchdown. In two playoff games, Titans quarterback Tannehill has only had to throw 29 passes.
Kansas City (12-4, 5-3 home) defeated the Houston Texans 51-31 in their AFC divisional playoff encounter on Sunday. The Chiefs trailed 24-0 early in the first half before scoring 28 points before halftime to lead at the half 28-24 and and went on to win by 20 points. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to victory with 320 yards passing and five touchdowns but it was the quarterback’s scrambling of 53 yards on seven carries that proved fatal for the Texans.
During the postseason, Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 321 yards and five touchdowns for the Chiefs. Mahomes is also the leading rusher in the postseason with 53 yards while Damien Williams has rushed for 47 and two touchdowns. Travis Kelce is the leading receiver for Kansas City with 10 receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns. The combination of Mahomes and Kelce was the big difference on the offense for Kansas City on Sunday.
Tennessee is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 versus an AFC opponent
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Titans last 8 played on grass
Kansas City is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Chiefs last 7
Both Tennessee and Kansas City are playing at the top of their games at this point. The two played during week 10 of the NFL regular season with Tennessee winning 35-32 but the game was close the entire way and could have gone either way at the end. The Chiefs proved to be nearly unstoppable in their win over Houston using a mix of short and medium length passes and a defense that forced turnovers. Tennessee seems to be too one-dimensional at this point with its running game and that could hurt if the Titans fall behind early. Lay the points and take the home chalk. Final Score Prediction, Kansas City Chiefs win and cover ATS 35-24