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Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins - 12/22/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Redskins (7-7) at Tennessee Titans (8-6)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 4:30 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Tennessee Titans -10 -- Over/Under: 37
TV Channel
NFL
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The Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans meet Saturday in NFL action at Nissan Stadium.

The Washington Redskins look for another big road victory to stay in the NFC playoff hunt and get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Redskins have won four of their last seven road games. Josh Johnson is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 346 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Johnson has a combined 77 pass attempts since the 2011 season. Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson have combined for 1,027 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Vernon Davis has 25 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 113.7 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 923 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 22.1 points and 357.4 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 115 tackles, Ryan Kerrigan has 11 sacks and D.J. Swearinger has four interceptions.

The Tennessee Titans look to build on their three-game winning streak while staying in the thick of the AFC wild card race. The Tennessee Titans have won five of their last six true home games. Marcus Mariota is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 2,418 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Mariota has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor have combined for 1,192 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Dion Lewis has 53 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 130.8 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 882 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 18.1 points and 329 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with 89 tackles, Jurrell Casey has seven sacks and Kevin Byard has three interceptions.

The Redskins are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games on grass, 11-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 16. The Titans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December. The road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 9-3-1 in Titans last 13 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Redskins last 5 road games.

The Washington Redskins are coming off a surprising road win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and need to win out to have any real shot of sneaking into the playoffs. The Tennessee Titans are outscoring teams by an average of 14 points during their three-game winning streak, but the last time they looked this good, they got smoked in back-to-back road games against the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans. The Washington Redskins are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games when a double-digit underdog. The Tennessee Titans have covered eight of their last 12 games when a double-digit favorite. The Titans should win this game, but this is a lot of points to give a desperate Redskins team on short rest. The Redskins are still decent enough defensively to hang around, and the offense will be manageable if Johnson takes care of the football. Also, nine of the Titans last 14 wins have been decided by single digits. Give me the points.

Pick:
Washington Redskins +10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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