Tennessee Titans on Houston Texans (- 6.5) Mon. 11/26, 8:15 p.m. ET Four Things You Need to Know Before Playing…
Tennessee Titans on Houston Texans (- 6.5)
Mon. 11/26, 8:15 p.m. ET
Four Things You Need to Know Before Playing on Tennessee-Houston:
1. The Texans seek their eighth straight victory when they host a Titans team coming into this one who has been pulled by a couple of upset victories earlier this month. After a convincing 14-point Monday night, as a four-point road underdog, won a Dallas team on November 5 against a Dallas team who since won three straight, Tennessee returned in a short week with a resounding 24-point victory as a 6.5-point underdog against New England. That victory improved Titan’s record to 3-1
straight up and 4-0 against the spread as an underdog of between 3.5 and 9.5 points this season.
2nd This past Sunday was another story for Tennessee, as quarterback Marcus Mariota sustained an elbow injury in the second quarter of what would turn out to be a 38-10 loss to Colts. The Titans beat Colts 24-7 when Blaine Gabbert took over for Mariota to start the second half. With Mariota being a limited participant in each of Tennessee’s first two practices this week, his status for Monday night is unclear. Although Gabbert is 13-34 as a starter in his career, he is 2-0 in the role of this season. The first of the two wins came in a 20-17 home country win over the Texans in week 2. Gabbert had less than 100 passed laps in that game until a 12-game unit lasting nearly six minutes ended when a Ryan Succop game win 31 -field field goal with a minute left a 17-17 tie.
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3. Although Houston 23-21 wins as a three-point favorite in Washington this past Sunday, the team’s seventh straight victory, only three of the seven wins have scored more than three points. The trio of victories took place over a 12-day stretch in October against bills, jaguars and dolphins – unless it was the existence of New York Jets, none of these three teams had any victories since mid-October. (The Jets has been opposed to the last win of each of the three teams.) Houston is 0-6-1 against the spread when he comes out of a three-point victory or fewer since Bill O & Brien took over as team’s main coach before the start of the 2014 season. Although Tennessee is one of 15 NFL teams entering week 12 so that the opponents could finish at least 65% of their attempts to try, the Texans have gone 3-12 in the second half of the season since mid-2016 when they turned a defense to allows a final degree of at least 64%. However, the Titans are 9-2 against the spread since the beginning of last season when they came away from a loss.
4th Of the 13 games Tennessee has played against AFC opponents in the last calendar year, 11 have gone below the total, with an average of less than 36 points per game scored over the 13 races. Meanwhile, 10 of the 13 games Houston played against AFC opponents since the beginning of November in November have fallen below the total. Below a total of 11-1 in the second half of the season since mid-2016 when an NFL team assumes a loss of more than 20 points to a division rival.
Page: Tennessee +6.5
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] Total: Under 41.5
Confidence Level: High