Titans vs. Colts Betting Predictions

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Tennessee vs. Indianapolis, NFL Betting Predictions, November 29

When these two teams met just two short weeks ago, it looked as if the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts were headed in opposite directions. But both teams had impressive overtime victories last week to set up this battle for AFC South supremacy in Indianapolis. The Titans will gain some confidence from the win over the Ravens, but the Colts pose a stronger test and its one I don’t know how Tennessee will handle.

Titans vs. Colts Betting Odds

Tennessee had lost three of four games prior to last week’s overtime win over Baltimore in which Derrick Henry ran over the Ravens defense. Henry ran for 100 yards against the Colts two weeks ago, but he didn’t score and wasn’t very effective. The Titans, though, need a lot more from Ryan Tannehill, who has struggled in the passing game in recent weeks. Tannehill didn’t even throw for 150 yards in the previous meeting with the Colts and the 259 yards he gained against the Ravens were the most he’s had in Tennessee’s skid. If Tannehill can’t get the passing attack going against a Colts defense that ranks fourth against the pass, then it will be a long day for Tennessee. The Titans defense hasn’t helped much, either, having allowed at least 24 points in five of the last six games, including three games allowing at least 30 points.

Philip Rivers’ turnaround right before Indianapolis’ bye was a key to the Colts’ charge to the top of the AFC South. He’s thrown 10 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the last five games – four Colts wins – and is averaging 290 yards per game while completing two-thirds of his passes. Indianapolis has seven players with at least 20 catches this season and Rivers has done an excellent job at spreading around the ball and forcing teams to defend multiple options on every play. The Colts also have been more consistent in running the ball the last five weeks, and it has helped the offense take that next step in terms of scoring points. However, the strength of this team is the defense that ranks fifth in points allowed and second in yards allowed per game. Last week, Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback since before the bye to throw for 300 yards on the Colts defense, which is how the Packers had success last week.

The over/under on this game was set at 50.5 by the New Jersey online sports betting sites, basically at the mark the two teams played at two weeks ago. The 34 points Indianapolis scored in that win is roughly what the Colts have scored in recent weeks, so betting them for the over 27 at -118 odds seems wise. The question is whether the Titans can score more than the 17 points they put up two weeks ago. Even with a strong rushing attack, the Titans have struggled to score points when they don’t throw the ball well. That seems likely to be the case again this week, so I’m going to bet the under 23.5 points for Tennessee at -110 odds. As for the total game, it will be tight, but I’ll take the over 50.5 points at -112 odds.

Colts to win

Indianapolis is a 3.5-point favorite at the NFL betting sites in New Jersey, which is a reflection of Tennessee’s win last week over Baltimore. The Colts have been playing much better in recent weeks than the Titans, but Tennessee was able to run over Baltimore for a victory. That seems more unlikely to happen this week as Indianapolis still ranks among the league’s best against the run. If Tannehill cannot improve upon his mediocre passing two weeks ago against the Colts, the Titans might not have enough firepower to overcome this Indianapolis offense. The Colts have really found a rhythm as Rivers has stepped up his game, and that’s enough for me to bet on the Colts to lay 6.5 points at +130 odds.

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Josh Walfish is an award-winning journalist who has been covering college and professional sports in the United States. He holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and his work has appeared in the Miami Herald, Chicago Sun-Times and Providence Journal. He most recently chronicled the UMass hockey teams rise to prominence over the last two years for the local newspaper

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