Titans vs. Texans 2021 NFL Week 18 Odds, Analysis & Prediction
The Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans meet in the final week of the 2021-22 NFL season. It will be the Texans that play host in their last regular-season game. Although this is their final game of the calendar, the side will fight for pride and a better draft situation. Meanwhile, this contest presents a great opportunity for the side to pick up some pace before heading into the playoffs. It also brings a chance to complete their second three-game win streak of the season.
Nitrobetting gives you a detailed look at the Titans vs. Texans game in this preview. Find essential event information, stats, the latest NFL betting odds, trends, and predictions below.
Titans vs. Texans Game Information
- When: Sunday, January 9, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
- TV: CBS
- Radio: WGFX 104.5 FM (Titans) / SportsRadio 610 AM (Texans)
- Live Stream: NFL Network, NFL League Pass
- NFL Odds: Titans (-10.0) / Texans (+10.0)
Why Bet on the Tennessee Titans?
The Titans picked up three of their five losses in the last six weeks. We saw a decline in their form as of late. But the team quickly picked themselves up and are now behind back-to-back wins against the 49ers and Dolphins, respectively.
We expect their expertise to show on both sides of rushing. They have one of the best rushing attacks in the league. Offensively, the squad averages 142.5 rushing yards (third) per game. Simultaneously, the team puts up solid rushing defense by limiting teams to 85.9 rushing yards (second) per game.
As for their passing game, there’s not much to highlight. The Titans record 196.1 passing yards (27th) and 242.5 opponent passing yards (23rd) per game. Overall, the team averages 24.4 points (15th) and allows 20.6 opponent points per game (sixth). With robust defensive measures, the Texans have to fire on all cylinders to make the Titans budge.
Julio Jones, Rodger Saffold III, Ben Jones, and Janoris Jenkins are on the Titans’ questionable list. We are likely to see second-choice players make their way to the field on Sunday as well. This means that the aforementioned starters can opt to sit this one out as the playoffs approach.
Why Bet on the Houston Texans?
The Texans scored two of their four wins in the last three weeks. This alone tells us a lot about the squad’s form. On top of that, they also went home with the victory in their previous meeting with the Titans. It was a spectacular performance from the team in Week 11. They fell behind in total yards, 420 to 190 then. However, the Texans forced five turnovers that proved to be crucial in protecting the lead they created in the first half of the contest.
The hosts might not have the stats on paper. They average 15.9 points (30th) and allow 26.5 opponent points (26th) per game. Passing defense is where the Texans can try to get ahead of the Titans in this matchup. The team averages 239.8 opponent passing yards (21st) per game and should fare well against the Titans’ relatively short-handed passing strategies.
Four players from the Houston lineup are listed questionable, including Chris Conley, Justin britt, Jonathan Greenard, and Kamu Grugier-Hill. Hence, we might see second-stringers get more exposure on Sunday night. But we expect head coach David Culley to go full throttle on this one to improve their overall record before the draft.
Titans vs. Texans Betting Trends
- The Titans are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- The Titans are 3-2 in the last five games against the Texans (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in five of the Titans’ last five road games against the Texans.
- The Texans are 7-3 in the last ten home games against the Titans (8-2 ATS).
- The Texans are 1-4 in the last five home games (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in five of the Texans’ last five home games against the Titans.
Titans vs. Texans Expert Betting Predictions
The Texans are going to have their hands full in this contest. But since the side performed well in their last few games, the results might be closer than we think. The hosts are more than capable of covering the spread given that they have a home-field advantage. They are filled with confidence despite recently losing to the 49ers on the road. This also gives the side a chance to improve their position before the 2022 NFL draft commences.
On the other end of the spectrum, we see a Titans squad eager to end their regular-season run on a positive note. They already secured the AFC South division top spot, and a win introduces more self-assurance to the team before their post-season campaign. The Titans enter the contest as the overwhelming favorites.
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