Titans Vs Texans Odds & PickNoah Williams
An AFC South battle between two teams coming off of losses will have the Tennessee Titans face the Houston Texans. The Week 5 NFL odds favor the Texans by 4-points to beat the Titans. Kicks-off is on CBS this Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 PM ET, from the NRG Stadium, in Houston, Texas.
Tennessee Titans Vs Houston Texans Odds & Pick
The Texans are 2-1 this season and had a few extra days off as they lost to the Patriots on TNF last week. On the flip side, the Titans are 1-2 this season and find ways to lose games even with top tier talent.
What: Tennessee Titans (1-2) at Houston Texans (2-1)
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Texans -4
Moneyline: Tennessee +175 vs Houston -210
Game Total: 40.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Tennessee vs Houston
Why Bet The Tennessee Titans To Beat The Texans
The Titans failed to win at home for the second time this season and landed to a 1-2 SU and ATS record after three weeks. Last week, Tennessee lost to the Raiders 17-10 at home.
The team averages 14.0 points per game (31st) and has given up 19.0 points per game (8th). The Titans offense is 31st in the NFL in points per game at 14 and are averaging 357.3 yards but are crippled by their minus 5 turnover ratio.
Tennessee has the 24th ranked passing offense, averaging 229.3 yards per game. QB Marcus Mariota (723 yards, 4 TDs & 4 INTs) has struggled to find success from his rookie season. He has completed 62.6 percent of his passes with 52 rush yards.
Last week, Mariota completed only 17 of his 33 passes for 214 yards, with zero touchdowns. He was intercepted twice. Rookie WR Tajae Sharpe (14 rec, 157 yards, 0 TDs) remains as the number one option for Mariota. He has cooled off after a hot start. Mariota’s top red zone target is RB DeMarco Murray who has 17 catches for 132 yards and 2 TDs.
The Titans average 128.0 rushing yards per game (7th) this season. Murray (41 car, 245 yards, 1 TD) is the Titans also top rusher with 245 yards and touchdown.
Tennessee owns the 13th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 240.0 passing yards per game (14th) and 108.3 rushing yards (19th). They have sacked the quarterback five times this season (17th). Avery Williamson is Tennessee’s top tackler with 21, Da’Norris Searcy has 17 tackles, and Jason McCourty has 16 tackles.
Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Titans
The Houston Texans lost just their first game of the season this past week. J.J. Watt will be shelved for the rest of the season after having back surgery this past week. Can the Texans rebound after a disastrous week?
The Texans average 214.7 passing yards (27th) per game. QB Brock Osweiler (695 yards, 3 TDs & 4 INTs) hasn’t broken out on offense yet. Last week, he completed 24 of 41 passes for 196 yards and one INT in a losing effort versus the Pats.
New RB Lamar Miller is leading the Texans rushing attack with 269 yards this season. In the passing game WR DeAndre Hopkins is Brock’s top target with 16 catches and 2 touchdowns and rookie Will Fuller has 12 catches and a touchdown.
The Texans have the 6th best total defense in the NFL. They rank first against the pass, allowing 151.1 passing yards per game. Combined with the 27th rushing defense that gives up 125.7 rushing yards per game. Their pass rush has ten sacks this season (3rd). Bernardrick McKinney leads the Texans defense with 29 tackles, Kareem Jackson has 18 tackles, and John Simon has 2.5 sacks.
Houston averages 14.0 points per game (31st) and allows 17.7 points per game (7th).
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Tennessee is 1-9-1 ATS in its last 11 games
- Tennessee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games
- Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Tennessee is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
- Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
- Tennessee is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Houston is 5-0 against the spread against the AFC South, 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 home games. Tennessee is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games, 15-36-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 3-21-3 against the spread against the AFC South. The road team has covered the point spread in 5 of the last 7 meetings of these two teams.
My final score prediction is Tennessee 14, Houston 21.