The Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans are both in the playoff hunt. Which team will win this Sunday and further their post-season dreams this season? The Week 14 NFL Broncos Vs Titans betting spread favors the Tennessee by 1-point. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 11th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Denver Broncos Vs Tennessee Titans Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch
What: Denver Broncos (8-4) at Tennessee Titans (6-6)
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Nashville, TN
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Spread: Titans -1
Moneyline: Denver +100 vs Tennessee -120
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Denver vs Tennessee
Why Bet The Denver Broncos To Beat The Titans
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos currently hold a postseason wildcard spot with their 8-4 SU record and ATS this season. They are coming off a 20-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. They average 23.8 points per game (13th) and allow 19.1 points per game (6th).
Denver averages 226.3 passing yards per game (24th). QB Trevor Siemian (2396 yards, 15 TDs & 7 INTs) missed last week’s game with a foot injury. He was limited at practice Wednesday, leaving rookie Paxton Lynch to take the first-team reps.
"I know a big part of it is me getting the ball out," Siemian said. "Some of those hits, the sacks, I’ve gotten what I deserve, so to speak, because I didn’t get the ball out. I have to avoid turnovers and throw on time, move the team and get points that put us in position to win. That’s the job."
Rookie QB Paxton Lynch (497 yards, 2 TDs & 1 INTs) completed 12 of 24 passes for 104 yards against the Jags with zero touchdowns or interceptions.
“He didn’t turn the ball over and didn’t put us in bad situations,” Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said of Lynch. “It was a tough one for him. We put him in a situation where we needed a must-win.”
After years of feasting with Peyton Manning under center, WR Emmanuel Sanders (64 rec, 858 yards, 4 TDs) and Thomas (66 rec, 799 yards, 5 TDs) have struggled this season with irratic play from under center. But this week the duo faces a shaky secondary that made Bears’ QB Matt Barkley look like Joe Montana during the fourth quarter of Tennessee’s 27-21 win in Chicago two weeks ago.
The Broncos average 100.2 rushing yards per game (23rd). RB Devontae Booker (146 car, 510 yards, 3 TDs) averages 3.5 yards per carry this season. The team just signed veteran RB Justin Forsett from Free Agency.
The Broncos have the 5th overall total defense in the NFL. They allow 193.0 passing yards per game (1st) and 122.8 rushing yards per game (28th). Denver leads the NFL with 36 sacks. T.J. Ward has 75 tackles, and Von Miller has 12.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Tennessee Titans To Beat The Broncos
The Titans had a late season bye and didn’t play last week. They are 6-6 SU and 4-8 ATS this season. They average 25.7 points per game (8th) and give up 24.7 points per game (21st).
"We can’t control anything except Sunday against Denver," said Titans head coach Mike Mularkey about his team’s playoffs chances.
Tennessee averages 240.8 passing yards per game (18th). QB Marcus Mariota (2998 yards, 25 TDs & 8 INTs has emerged as a fantasy football star. He has already thrown six more touchdown passes than last season, his first in the league. WR Rishard Matthews (48 rec, 669 yards, 7 TDs) is leading the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
The Titans average 141.5 rushing yards per game (3rd). RB DeMarco Murray (229 car, 1043 yards, 8 TDs) is the workhorse of this offense. He has the second most rushing yards in the NFL this season. He is also now healthier than he has been in a while after battling turf toe throughout November, thanks to the team’s bye last week, he could be primed for a big game. That would allow the Titans to binge on the clock and limit Von Miller’s opportunities to pressure Marcus Mariota.
The Titans have the 20th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 270.0 passing yards per game (26th) and 92.3 rushing yards (7th). They have sacked opposing quarterbacks 30 times this season (30th). Avery Williamson leads the team with 87 tackles, and Brian Orakpo has 9.0 sacks.
Betting Trends For This Matchup:
- Denver is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Denver is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
- Denver is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- Denver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
- Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
- Tennessee is 4-15-1 ATS in its last 20 games
- Tennessee is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
- Tennessee is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- Tennessee is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games at home
Broncos Vs Titans ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Titans have perked the public’s attention, but the public money is still on the Broncos with their Von Miller led defense. That’s right, public money is heavy on Denver even without knowing who will start at QB. Wiseguys are split on this game.
My final score prediction is Denver 20, Tennessee 24.