We have a divisional rivalry game in the NFL on Saturday, December 24, and here you can read the best Texans vs. Titans betting pick and odds.
Houston hoping to avoid the tenth consecutive defeat when they visit Tennessee at Nissan Stadium. The Titans are -4.5 favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 36 points. These AFC South foes have met once this year, and the Titans won 17-10 in Houston.
Texans fought bravely in a loss to the Chiefs
The Houston Texans (1-12-1, 6-7-1 ATS) continued to lose and now are facing the tenth loss in a row after falling short of the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime at home. Ka’imi Fairbairn made a 29-yard field goal to force overtime, but the Chiefs scored a TD to get a 30-24 victory. Kansas City did deserve to win as the visitors dominated total yards (502-219), first downs (33-18), and possession (37:22-27:25).
Davis Mills completed 12 of 24 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown, while Royce Freeman led the team in rushing yards with 51 on 11 carries. Jordan Akins and Teagan Quitoriano caught TD passes from Mills, while Chris Moore led the Texans with 42 yards on four receptions. Defensively, Texas had even four players with 10+ tackles. Christian Harris, Jalen Pitre, Christian Kirksey, and Tremon Smith combined for 49 tackles.
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (groin), LB Jonathan Greenard (calf), CB Derek Stingley Jr. (hamstring), and RB Dameon Pierce (ankle) are out indefinitely. WR Brandin Cooks (calf), CB Steve Nelson (ankle), WR Nico Collins (foot), and WR Chris Moore (foot) are questionable to play on Saturday against Tennessee.
Titans lost to the Chargers with an FG in the dying moments
The Tennessee Titans (7-7-0, 8-5-1 ATS) are currently on a four-game losing streak as a result of numerous injuries, but now they have a chance to snap a losing run against Houston. The latest defeat came to the Los Angeles Chargers on the road; the Titans tied the game at 14-14 with just 48 seconds remaining, but the hosts scored a game-winning field goal in the next drive and won 17-14. Tennessee is still atop of the AFC South, but the Jacksonville Jaguars are surging and are only a win behind the Titans, so this game is a must-win for Mike Vrabel’s team.
Ryan Tannehill completed 15 of 22 passes for 165 yards and an interception. He did score a rushing TD in one of his three attempts. As usual, Derrick Henry was excellent on the ground with a game-high 104 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. In the air, Derrick Henry and Chigoziem Okonkwo combined for 113 yards on eight receptions. On defense, DeMarcus Walker had a couple of sacks, while Greg Mabin led the team with nine tackles.
LB Harold Landry III (ACL), T Jamarco Jones (triceps), S A.J. Moore Jr. (ankle), and CB Elijah Molden (groin) are out indefinitely. QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle), DT Denico Autry (knee), CB Kristian Fulton (groin), WR Treylon Burks (concussion), and CB Tre Avery (concussion) are questionable to feature on Saturday against the Texans.
- 8-18-2 ATS in the last 28 games following an ATS win
- 1-4 ATS in the last five vs. AFC rivals
- 6-1 ATS in the last seven games vs. a team with a losing record
- 6-2-1 ATS in the last nine vs. AFC opponents
- 7-3 ATS in the last ten vs. AFC South rivals
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Ryan Tannehill is in jeopardy of missing this game with an ankle injury, but considering how the Titans’ pass offense is playing this season, Tennessee is more than capable of winning without him. They will need Derrick Henry, though, because the Texans are awful when it comes to run defense. Houston has the worst run defense in the NFL that allows 167.5 yards per game, and Henry has an opportunity to destroy the visitors here. Houston also has one of the weakest offenses in the league that scores 16.8 points per game, so Tennessee’s defense shouldn’t have problems containing the Texans.
Pick: Take the Titans at -4.5 (-110)
Houston’s defense allowed 23+ points in each of the last seven games, but the Titans are struggling with injuries, especially on offense, and I don’t expect to see a lot of points from the hosts. The teams combined for 27 in the previous H2H, and while I don’t think the visitors will score more than 14 here, I also don’t think Tennessee will erupt offensively. Expect Henry to carry the ball often and eat a game clock. Under is 5-1 in the last six H2H meetings in Tennessee; Under is 10-4 in the Texans’ previous 14 road games, while Under is 9-2 in the Titans’ last 11 home games.
Pick: Go Under 37.5 points (-130)