Redskins vs. Titans Total Prediction
With both teams needing a victory to keep their slim playoff hopes alive in their respective conferences, the Redskins will visit the Titans at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Will the game live up to the defensive struggle that oddsmakers are expecting?
107 Washington Redskins at 108 Tennessee Titans
4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 22
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Titans are 10-point favorites to beat the Redskins. The total, meanwhile, sits at 37 points. As of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets are on the Titans to cover the point spread.
Josh Johnson completed 16-of-25 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown and rushed nine times for 49 yards in Washington's Week 15 win at Jacksonville. He took three sacks and didn't make many mistakes for a Redskins team whose playoff hopes are stunningly still alive. Johnson's one egregious throw wound up as a completion when the pass was deflected high into the air and caught by Jamison Crowder for a gain of 33 in the second half. Johnson will remain a low-end two-quarterback-league play when Washington visits Tennessee next.
Derrick Henry rumbled to 170 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries while catching his lone target for no gain Sunday in Tennessee’s Week 15 victory over the Giants. What. A. Game. The 33 carries were a career-high for Henry while both of his touchdowns were of the goal-line variety. He also completed a six-yard pass to Tajae Sharpe, because why not? Henry's crooked stat line was obviously aided by poor tackling, but that shouldn't take away from what was another monster performance by the former Heisman Trophy winner. The third-year pile-pusher enforced his will on the Giants all afternoon, stiff-arming opponents into oblivion. It was a second straight tour de force for Henry, who has now amassed 408 yards and six touchdowns on 50 carries (8.16 yards per attempt) over his last two outings. He's out-touched backfield-mate Dion Lewis by a commanding 51-25 margin during that span. Now entrenched as the undoubted focal point of Tennessee's offense, Henry will be playable as an RB1 when the Titans host Washington in Week 16.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the Redskins’ last five road games and 6-1 in their last seven games played in the month of December.
The under is 4-1 in the Titans’ last five games coming off a win.
Josh Johnson led the Redskins to victory last Sunday on the road in a gritty performance versus the Jaguars. He showed more life than Mark Sanchez despite not knowing the playbook or even his teammates. Still, this is a rudderless Washington offense that is just trying to survive the rash of injuries that has played them for over a month. I don’t expect the Redskins to reach pay dirt much and given how this Tennessee offense now runs through Henry, the clock should be on the move consistently.
NFL Week 16 Prediction: Redskins/Titans under 37