12/23/2012 10:04 AM
Back with Tuley's Picks!
Matchup: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
Spread: Packers minus-12.5
Public consensus pick: 56 percent picked Packers
Public perception: The Packers put away the Bears last week to clinch the NFC North, so maybe some people are thinking they won't be motivated here, but they are still fighting for a first-round bye. Even though it was ugly, the Monday Night winner usually gets some public support the next week.
Wiseguys' view: The LVH advance line was Packers minus-10 while Cantor Gaming had it at minus-7.5 last week, so this is another line that is inflated. Wise guys are thinking "dog or pass."
Tuley's Take: Several people this week have approached me and assumed I would love the Titans this week, but not so fast, my friends. I just don't see the Titans slowing down the Packers' offense or scoring enough to keep up (even though the cold weather -- 25 degrees predicted at kickoff ... though weathermen have worse records than touts -- could slow both teams). The pick: Pass (pool play: Titans).