Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans – Free Betting Pick Week 16

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Last Updated: 2018-12-19

The Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans will go toe-to-toe on the grass of Nissan Stadium. Kickoff for this important game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET and NFL Network will televise the action.

Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans Betting Odds

The line for this matchup is sitting at 10 points in favor of Tennessee. The Redskins are currently getting +325 moneyline odds while the Titans are -475. This game will probably offer multiple in-game betting scenarios. The over/under has been set at 37 points.

The line opened at -11. The game’s total hasn’t moved since it opened at 37.

The Redskins are 7-7 straight up (SU) while the Titans are 8-6 SU. The Redskins have gained 0.4 units so far and are 8-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve been a decent under bet and have recorded an O/U mark of 6-8.

The Titans are up 4.8 units this season. They’re 8-6 ATS and also have an O/U record of 6-8.

The Redskins enter after a 16-13 victory over Jacksonville in Week 15Their defense allowed the Jaguars to rush for 172 yards on 26 attempts. Cody Kessler had a productive day for the Jaguars in that one with 68 rushing yards on six attempts. On the offensive side of the ball, Josh Johnson completed 16 passes for only 151 yards and one touchdown. Adrian Peterson (51 rushing yards on 19 attempts) led the ground attack in the win. Jamison Crowder (four receptions, 46 yards) and Jeremy Sprinkle (three catches, 19 yards, one TD) shared the receiving duties.

Tennessee enters this one after just earning a 17-0 win over the Giants in Week 15. The team’s defensive unit held its ground in the victory, holding the Giants to just 229 passing yards and 47 rushing yards. Evan Engram was a bright spot in the loss for New York, posting 75 yards on eight catches. For Tennessee, Marcus Mariota completed 12-of-20 passes for 88 yards. Derrick Henry (170 yards on 33 rush attempts, two TDs) mounted the ground game in the win as Corey Davis (three receptions, 33 yards) and Lewis (three catches, nine yards) led the pass-catching attack.

Washington has run the ball on 44.6 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Tennessee has a rush percentage of 51.8 percent. The Redskins have produced 114 rush yards per game and have 12 touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Titans are totaling 131 rush yards per contest and have 14 total rushing TDs.

It seems like the Titans might hold an advantage in all aspects of the ground game. Their backfield has generated 4.5 yards per carry while the defense is allowing 4.3 yards per rush attempt to opponents. The Redskins have tallied 4.3 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 4.6 to opponents.

The Redskins have averaged 217 yards through the air overall and have 15 passing TDs so far. The Titans have recorded 206 pass yards per game and have 14 total pass scores.

Washington has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 117 yards and throw for 260 yards per game. Tennessee has allowed 110.3 yards per game on the ground and 234.4 to opponents in the air. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Redskins have given up an ANY/A of 6.18 to opposing QBs, while the Titans are allowing an ANY/A of 5.95.

Johnson has put up 151 pass yards this year. He’s connected on 16-of-25 attempts with one passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Johnson’s got a 5.57 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 7.41 over the last two games.

We expect the Washington offense to mix it up in this one. Jamison Crowder, Josh Johnson and Adrian Peterson have combined to account for 317 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns as a trio over the last two outings.

Marcus Mariota has tallied 2,256 yards, 11 TDs and seven INTs for Tennessee. His ANY/A stands at 5.80 for the year and 4.28 over his last two outings.

We’re looking for the Titans to dictate tempo by pounding the defense with their running backs. Taywan Taylor (335 receiving yards, one TD this season) has stepped up lately, but Derrick Henry (644 rush yards, seven rush TDs) and Dion Lewis (499 rush yards, one rush TD, 318 receiving yards, one receiving TD) have been key factors in the Titans’ recent offensive gameplans.

Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans Free Betting Pick

SU Winner – Titans, ATS Winner – Redskins, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes

Washington has averaged 4.3 yards per carry over its past three games and 3.5 over its last two.

Tennessee has averaged 6.2 yards per carry over its last three contests and 6.2 over its past two.

The Tennessee offense has lost five fumbles this season while Washington has lost four.

The Redskins offense has created five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Titans have accounted for six such plays.

The Washington defense has allowed eight pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Tennessee has given up six such plays.

The Washington offense has created six rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Tennessee has created eight such runs.

Both teams have allowed six rushing plays of 20+ yards. The Redskins have given up 46 running plays of 10+ yards while the Titans have given up 37 such plays.

The Washington D has sacked opposing QBs 40 times this season. Tennessee has recorded 36 sacks.

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