NFL Week 15 Best Bets: Texans vs. Titans Expert Predictions
Top sports betting sites favor the Tennessee Titans by a field goal over the Houston Texans, as the spread goes for their NFL Week 15 football game on December 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT at Nissan Stadium.
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans NFL Week 15 Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Texans||+3 (-120)||50 (-110)||+130|
|Titans||-3 (EV)||50 (-110)||-150|
Betting Houston Texans
The Texans suffered a 24-38 upset loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 14. According to the best online sportsbooks, they entered that game as eight-point home faves. Houston scored on par with their average of 24.4 points per game (11th in the league). But the Texans’ 20th-ranked scoring defense (23.8 ppg) allowed over 35 points for the second time in the last four games.
Starting QB Deshaun Watson went 28 of 50 for 292 yards with one TD, two picks, and three sacks. The old 1, 2, 3.. DeAndre Hopkins had 120 yards and one TD on seven receptions. Running back Carlos Hyde rushed for 73 yards on 14 carries.
Houston actually has a pretty good offense. They rank 9th in total (376.0), 10th in passing (245.8), and 7th in rushing (130.2) yards per game. It’s the defense that lets the Texans down. Their 18th-ranking run defense (109.5 ypg) held Denver to 90 yards. However, Houston’s total defense allowed 391 yards, of which 301 came through the air. The Texans rank 25th (375.3 ypg) and 27th (265.8 ypg) in those two categories, respectively.
Houston is, per top sports betting sites, 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after a double-digit loss at home. 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games after an ATS loss. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.
The Texans lost 44 yards as a result of nine penalties against the Broncos. They “have been penalized 97 times (tied for ninth) for 795 yards (12th), including 28 false starts. They lead the NFL in false starts, including a league-high 12 by Tunsil. He also has 16 penalties overall, more than any player in the league,” reports The Houston Chronicle.
Betting Tennessee Titans
The Titans are on a four-game winning streak. According to top sports betting sites, they are also 4-0 ATS in that same period. Tennessee beat Oakland 42-12 as three-point road favorites in Week 14. The Titans score 24.5 points per game (10th).
However, they have scored 30 or more per game during their winning streak. Starting QB Ryan Tannehill went 21 of 27 for 391 yards with three TDs and one pick. AJ Brown had 153 yards and two TDs on five catches. A marked improvement from their 21st-raking 218.7 passing yards per game.
Running back Derrick Henry had 103 yards and two TDs on 18 attempts. Tennessee rushes for 128.2 yards per game, which ranks them 8th in the NFL. The Titans allowed the Raiders 355 yards – 258 passing. Tennessee is in the top 10 in scoring defense (19.6 ppg) and run defense (101.6 ypg). On the other hand, they allow 361.6 total (19th) and 260.0 passing yards (25th) per game.
The Titans are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite. 4-0-1 ATS in their last five playing AFC teams. And 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games.
“It’s a fine line sometimes,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said regarding his decision to pull Henry with Tennessee up by three touchdowns. “I think you have to understand the players and who they are. I’ve got a good feel for Derrick. He wants to be out there every single snap. He does. It was my choice there at the end to make sure that we were able to get him on to the next week.”
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans NFL Week 15 Pick
Houston is too hit-and-miss while Tennessee has the momentum going in. take the Titans and the points.