NFL Free Pick: TEN/IND
AFC South rivals clash in Indianapolis this Sunday when the Colts host the Tennessee Titans.
Who will we give the nod to in our NFL Free Pick for this game?
Our team of writers and handicappers break down the matchup and hand out a Free NFL Pick for Week 17.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Titans -3 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 38 total points.
Key Trend: The Titans are 12-2-1 against the spread in their last 15 games while 6-1 against the number in their last seven games on the road. Tennessee is also 5-0 against the spread in its last five games when playing Indianapolis.
Key Stat: The Titans are averaging 25 points per game this season while only allowing 14.1 PPG. Tennessee is also only allowing 195.3 passing yards and 91.9 rushing yards per game this season, which ranks them among the best in the league.
Game Outlook: This is a tough game to predict because both teams are expected to rest starters after the first series or two. That said, we like the fact that Vince Young could get some playing time for a Tennessee team that will likely rest starter Kerry Collins. While Young hasn’t played for most of the season, his legs are fresh and he gives the Titans a weapon in both the passing and running game. Considering the Colts will rest most of their defensive starters, Young should find some success this Sunday and lead the Titans – who have already clinched the AFC South – to a victory. Again, this might be a game to stay away from because it’s going to be hard to figure out which teams will rest their starters. But we feel confident enough in Young to beat an Indy team that needs a week off to prepare for the playoffs. One thing to remember, however, is that Peyton Manning needs just 93 yards to become the first quarterback in league history to record 4,000 yards passing nine times. So he might play more than the first series or two, although it's doubtful he starts for the Colts in the second half. For the rest of our NFL Free Pick, see below.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 17 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts is
TENNESSEE TITANS -3
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Tennessee Titans 26
We also predict that this game will GO OVER THE TOTAL (38 Sports Interaction.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
Posted: 12/28/08 10:30AM ET