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Titans vs. Colts - 12/28/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indianapolis Colts (10-5) at Tennessee Titans (2-13)
Date & Time Sunday December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tennessee Titans +7 -- Over/Under: 46
TV Channel
CBS
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NFL | Indianapolis Colts (10-5) at Tennessee Titans (2-13)
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The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans meet Sunday at LP Field.

The Indianapolis Colts have won four of their last five games and could rest some starters with the division locked up. Andrew Luck is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 38 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Luck has five total touchdowns and five picks in his last three games, and the Colts have 72 passing plays of 20 or more yards. T.Y. Hilton and Coby Fleener have combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Reggie Wayne has seven receptions in his last two games. Hilton is questionable for this game. The Colts ground game is averaging four yards per carry, as Trent Richardson leads the way with 508 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Indianapolis Colts are allowing 23.9 points, 352.7 yards, and they’ve forced 37 sacks and 25 turnovers. D'Qwell Jackson has 131 tackles and Mike Adams has five interceptions.

The Tennessee Titans have lost nine straight and look to wrap up a top pick in the draft. Charlie Whitehurst is completing 59.2 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and two interceptions. Whitehurst has one touchdown and zero picks in his last two games, and the Titans have 50 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Delanie Walker and Kendall Wright have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nate Washington has 11 receptions in his last three games. The Titans ground game is averaging 3.9 yards per carry, as Bishop Sankey leads the way with 551 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Tennessee Titans 27.4 points, 372.7 yards, and they’ve forced 38 sacks and 16 turnovers. Michael Griffin has 105 tackles and Derrick Morgan has 6.5 sacks.

The Colts are 18-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Titans are 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 home games and 15-32-4 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the Colts are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

As long as the Colts play everybody, this game should result in a blowout. The Titans have no reason to show up, as a win just hurts their draft position. And even if the Titans were interested, they can't hang with the Colts, a team that's much better on both sides of the ball. Remember, the Colts beat the Titans 41-17 in the last meeting this season. 

Pick:
Indianapolis Colts -7

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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