Titans vs. Chiefs Odds
Will the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans have a defensive battle when the two playoff contenders collide today at 1PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Chiefs are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Titans. The over/under total for the game is set at 41.5 points. The road team has won five of the last six in this series and they have hit the over in five of the last six meetings.
The Chiefs have won three straight, including a 21-13 win over Oakland last Thursday, to move to 10-3 on the season and in first in the AFC West. The Chiefs are 9-4 with the under this season, having hit it in seven of their last nine. Despite allowing 386.5 yards per game right now, the defense is giving up just 19.6 points per game while forcing 25 turnovers. The unit lost a big piece last week, though, as Derrick Johnson suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. He leads the team with 90 tackles. Offensively, KC is averaging 23.2 points and 345.5 yards per game. The Chiefs have gotten a nice boost in recent weeks from Tyreek Hill. Hill is a dynamic receiver that now has 547 receiving yards with six touchdowns while also returning a kick and a punt for a score. Alex Smith has done what he usually does, throwing for 2,831 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions. Spencer Ware is the leading rusher with 790 yards and three scores.
Tennessee is coming off a 13-10 win over Denver at home last week to move to 7-6 on the season and remain tied with the Texans for first place in the AFC South. The Titans are 9-4 with the over this season, but have hit the under in two of their last three games. Tennessee is averaging 24.7 points and 383.4 yards per game on offense this season. DeMarco Murray has been a big addition to the offense in 2016. He has run for 1,135 yards and nine touchdowns. Marcus Mariota has continued to improve throughout the year, throwing for 3,086 yards and 25 touchdowns while rushing for 348 yards. Defensively, the Titans are giving up 23.5 points and 378.8 yards per game. The Titans have struggled with its pass defense, as they are giving up 292.2 passing yards per game. The D is led by the combo of Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan, who have 19 sacks between them.
The Titans and Chiefs present themselves as defensive teams, but both teams have shown flashes of impressive offense. Right now the Chiefs have found something in Hill, who has proven to be a playmaker. The Titans still have some playmakers too in Murray and Mariota. The loss of Johnson could impact the KC defense as well and open things up for Tennessee to get some points.
NFL WEEK 15 PREDICTION: TITANS/CHIEFS OVER 41.5