First place will be on the line at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Sunday when the Tennessee Titans play the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are 7-3 and are coming off huge wins.
Tennessee came from behind to beat the Baltimore Ravens in overtime, while the Colts defeated the Green Bay Packers, also in overtime.
Tennessee Titans Betting Preview: Figure Out the Colts
The Tennessee Titans come into play with a record of 7-3, and they are tied for first in the AFC South. The Titans do not hold the tiebreaker with the Colts since they fell to Indianapolis 34-17 on November 12.
In that game, the Titans’ defense allowed 430 yards of offense to Indianapolis. Meanwhile, the Titans did not reach 300 yards in the game. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was not great, completing 15 of 27 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown.
It was his worst game of the season. Running back Derrick Henry had his usual game, though, carrying the ball 19 times for 103 yards. Wide receiver A.J. Brown managed just one reception for 21 yards.
On the season, Tannehill has been very good, completing 65% of his passes for 2,387 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has only been intercepted four times on the season.
Henry topped the 1,000-yard mark last week and has gained 1,079 yards on 229 carries, scoring nine touchdowns. Brown and Corey Davis make up an excellent receiving tandem. Davis has 549 yards on 39 catches and three touchdowns, while Brown has caught 36 balls for 540 yards and seven trips to the end zone.
Indianapolis Colts Betting Preview: Go for Three in a Row
The Indianapolis Colts come into play with a record of 7-3, and they hold the tiebreaker with the Titans. The Colts have won two games in a row over two playoff teams in the Titans and the Green Bay Packers.
In their last game against the Packers, it took overtime, but the Colts came out on top, 34-31. Quarterback Phillip Rivers completed 24 of 36 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Running back Jonathan Taylor had a career-high with 22 carries. He gained 90 yards for an average of 4.1 yards per carry.
Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship kicked three field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime, and four total in the game.
On the season, Rivers has completed 69% of his passes for 2,683 yards and 14 touchdowns. The interception bug has plagued Rivers at times this season, as he has thrown eight.
Taylor leads the team in rushing with 518 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Zach Pascal leads the Colts in receiving yards with 384 on 31 receptions. He has scored two touchdowns.
Titans at Colts Betting Odds & Lines
MyBookie has the Colts favored by three points.
Free Betting Pick
The Titans have to get something going in the passing game if they want to have a chance in this game. The Colts will win the game if they only have to key on Henry.
However, Tannehill and his receivers were great in the second half against Baltimore last week, and there is no reason to believe they can’t replicate that success. Take the Titans and the points in this one.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Tennessee +3