Titans vs. Texans Total Prediction
AFC South rivals clash in Houston on Sunday where the Texans will host the Titans at 4:25 p.m. ET. With the total dropping all the way down to 44 after opening at 49, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to the over/under?
101 Tennessee Titans (-6) at 102 Houston Texans (+6); O/U 44
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 29
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Texans are drawing 60% of the betting tickets ahead of tonight’s game.
Tennessee Titans Fantasy Spin
Ryan Tannehill completed 17-of-27 passes for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the Titans' 38-28, Week 16 loss to the Saints. He rushed just one time for eight yards and absorbed five sacks. The Titans really missed Derrick Henry's punishing style in the running game, but the offense still got some huge plays with 41- and 36-yard Tannehill passing scores to Jonnu Smith and Tajae Sharpe. Sharpe later caught a second -- and Tannehill's third -- touchdown. With the playoffs on the line, Tannehill will again be a strong fantasy play Week 17 at the Texans.
Houston Texans Fantasy Spin
Deshaun Watson (back) is questionable for the Texans' Week 17 matchup against the Titans. A.J. McCarron will be under center if the Texans are ultimately without their franchise QB. It's unclear who Watson will be throwing to if active. Will Fuller (groin) has been ruled out while DeAndre Hopkins (illness) and Kenny Stills (ankle) are each questionable. LT Laremy Tunsil (ankle) is also shaping up as a game-time decision. Coach Bill O'Brien insisted earlier in the week that the Texans are playing to win, but it'd certainly be a curious choice for him to stand by those words with so many key contributors clearly operating at less than 100 percent.
The under is 6-0 in the Texans’ last six games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
The over is 5-1 in the Titans’ last six games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
NFL Week 17 Prediction
The over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Houston and is 7-2 in the Texans’ last nine games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The over is also a near-perfect 8-1 in the Titans’ last nine games overall, although ironically, the one under that cashed was in Tennessee a few weeks ago when these rivals clashed at Nissan Stadium. The over is also 5-1 in the Titans’ last six games as a favorite, is 5-1 in their last six conference games and is 5-1 in their last six games played in the month of December.
NFL WEEK 17 PREDICTION: TITANS/TEXANS OVER 44