Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts: Preview and Pick
10 Replies | 457 ViewsOn 11/25/2013 06:10 PM in NFL
The Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts will meet again in another pivotal AFC South matchup. This is a quick turnaround for these two teams after meeting two weeks ago on a Thursday night special game. The Titans had a huge win to grab a playoff spot with the season coming to a close, but a win against the Colts could make things interesting in the division.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the Colts listed as (-4) point favorites. This point spread has moved with early wagering and it can now be found at (-4.5) at many of the respected sports betting outlets. The betting action, however is even as just 52 percent of the action is on the improving Titans.
The Colts are struggling at the start of the games and Andrew Luck is also having problems. Luck was 20-of-39 for 163 yards, the second-lowest yardage total of his career. The Cardinals defense sent added pressure on 12 of Luck's 42 drop backs (29%), their lowest percentage in a game this season. Arizona was able to pressure Luck without committing extra defenders, putting him under duress on a career-high 15 drop backs. Luck found moving the ball difficult against the Cardinals' four-man pass rush.
The Titans offense is starting to click. Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter set career highs in receiving yards Sunday, both topping the 100-yard mark. Hunter stretched the field, catching five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown on throws traveling more than 10 yards downfield. This Titans resurgent play could be a big factor in this big game. If the Colts fail to win this game there could be big problems in Indianapolis.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some interesting angles that should not be overlooked. Tennessee is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indianapolis and the total has gone under in 7 of Tennessee's last 8 games when playing on the road against Indianapolis. From a betting standpoint Tennessee is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indianapolis. Indianapolis is 9-2 straight up in its last 11 games at home and 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games when playing Tennessee.
Tennessee is 2-5 straight up in its last 7 games overall, while the Titans are 16-7 straight up in its last 23 games overall.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.