The Week 8 of the NFL carries on with the final weekend of this month when we have the AFC South duel on Sunday, October 30, so feel free to read the best Titans vs. Texans betting pick and odds.
Tennessee is red-hot at the moment and will be hoping to extend the winning streak to five games when they visit Houston at NRG Stadium. The Titans are slight 2-point favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 40.5 points. These divisional foes have faced on two occasions in 2021, and each time, the visiting team was victorious.
Titans are on a roll with their 4th consecutive win
The Tennessee Titans (4-2-0, 4-2-0 ATS) are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. After losing the opening two games of the season, the Titans responded with four victories in a row, including the most recent one over the divisional rivals Indianapolis Colts at home. Tennessee did score just 19 points but allowed a season-low ten in a 19-10 win, after keeping the Colts off the scoreboard in the first half. The defense forced three turnovers, one of which (interception) Andrew Adams converted into a 76-yard touchdown.
Ryan Tannehill completed 13 of 20 passes for 132 yards. Austin Hooper led the team in receiving yards with 56 on three catches, but Derrick Henry dominated on the ground once again as he collected a game-high 128 yards on 30 carries. Interestingly, the Titans didn’t score an offensive touchdown in this victory. Kicker Randy Bullock was perfect 4/4 in field goal attempts. Amani Hooker and Andrew Adams were rock solid on defense with ten tackles apiece.
QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle), LB Zach Cunningham (elbow), DT Jeffery Simmons (ankle), and G Nate Davis (knee) are questionable to take on the Texans on Sunday.
Texans returned to losing ways
The Houston Texans (1-4-1, 3-2-1 ATS) recorded their first win of the season when they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road but failed to make it two in a row. The Las Vegas Raiders were better, 38-20, and although the Texans had a lead going into the fourth quarter, the Raiders scored 21 unanswered points to secure a W. Houston was pretty tied with Las Vegas in this loss, but a costly interception thrown by Davis Mills late in the fourth was returned for a touchdown and decided this tilt.
Davis Mills completed 28 of 41 yards for 302 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore caught those TD passes, while Jordan Akins led the team with 68 receiving yards on three receptions. Houston was solid on the ground; Dameon Pierce registered 92 rushing yards on 20 attempts. Defensively, Jonathan Owens was a standout with ten tackles.
DE Mario Addison (thigh) and LB Christian Harris (hamstring) are out indefinitely. DT Maliek Collins (chest) and WR Nico Collins (groin) are questionable to play on Sunday against Tennessee.
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games overall
- 7-0 ATS in the last seven games in October
- 6-2 ATS in the last eight vs. AFC South rivals
- 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games in October
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans Pick
Ryan Tannehill is a tough guy and I expect him back under the center for the Titans after sustaining an ankle injury in a win over the Colts. He started in 49 consecutive games for Tennessee, so I believe he will be ready to go. Even though Tannehill has thrown just over 1,000 yards thus far in the season, his play-action is what the Titans are relying on offense, as well as on Derrick Henry’s powerful running. Both offenses are below average, but on this occasion, I am going with a slightly better one – the Titans’.
Pick: Take the Titans at -2 (-110)
While the Titans average 19.2 points per game, the Texans are even worse in that segment with just 17.7 ppg, which is the fifth-worst offense in the NFL. Both teams have solid defenses, and this particular division is known for low-scoring H2H duels, so I am going with another one here. So far, they didn’t let me down. Under is 9-3 in the Titans’ last 12 games overall; Under is 4-1 in Tennessee’s previous five vs. AFC South opponents, while Under is 5-2 in the Texans’ last seven vs. AFC South rivals.
Pick: Go Under 40.5 points (-110)