Titans Vs Chiefs AFC Wild Card Odds & Final Score PredictionJosh Bailey
After narrowly getting into the playoffs despite struggling down the stretch run portion of the regular season, Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans will look to pull off the big road upset over Alex Smith and a Kansas City Chiefs team that hits the postseason with a nice amount of momentum.
Las Vegas NFL playoff oddsmakers have the Chiefs as 8-point favorites over the Titans in the 2018 AFC Wild Card tilt. The over-under is 46.
Tennessee Titans Vs Kansas City Chiefs AFC Wild Card Odds & Final Score Prediction
Tenessee Titans (9-7) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)
When: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:20 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Stream: Watch ESPN
NFL Odds: Chiefs -8
Why Bet The Titans To Win The AFC Wild Card Game
The Titans may have reached the playoffs, but I’m not real impressed with how they got there. Tennessee snapped a three-game losing streak by getting past the AFC South division-winning Jacksonville Jaguars 15-10 on Sunday, but I’m pretty certain that the Jags didn’t put up their fullest effort in their finale, so there’s that. Tennessee hasn’t scored more than 23 points in each of their last four games, but they also haven’t allowed more than 27 points along the way, so I guess that’s encouraging news.
Why Bet The Chiefs To Win The AFC Wild Card Game
Kansas City had a wildly entertaining season in getting off to a fantastic 5-0 start before dropping five of their next six games and then closing out the regular season by winning their final four games including their 27-24 road win over Denver this past weekend.
The Chiefs did a good job of pointing points on the board by ranking sixth in scoring (25.9 ppg) while also ranking a respectable 15th in points allowed (21.2 ppg).
AFC Wild Card Final Score Prediction
Tennessee was pretty mediocre on both sides of the ball in ranking 19th in scoring (20.9 ppg) and 17th in points allowed (22.2 ppg). More importantly, it looked like franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota regressed significantly in his third year in the league and I just don’t see the Titans being able to either put enough points on the board to keep up with Kansas City’s offense – or stopping the Chiefs enough to nail down the upset road win.
Kansas City has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games, but Tennessee has gone 3-0 ATS over their last three games and 5-1 ATS over their last six games overall. The Chiefs are hot and the Titans are not. Still, Tennessee manages to cover a spread that I think is a few points too high!