The Tennessee Titans will be heading to the University of Phoenix Stadium to play against the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday with kickoff set for 4:05 PM EST. The lines opened with a 3 point spread for the Titans to cover and a game total of 44.5 points and since then the game total has dropped by half a point while the spread remains unchanged. The bettors are going with the Titans to cover that spread too with 68% of them backing Tennessee and 34% against them, favoring Arizona.
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The Titans are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games, 19-42-4 in their last 65 overall games, 1-5 in their last 6 Week 14 games, 7-25-3 vs. a team with a losing record, and 6-19-2 in their last 27 December games. Their O/U trends are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win, 4-10 in their last 14 December games, 17-8-1 in their last 26 games on the grass, and 5-11 in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Their opponents, the Cardinals, are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the grass, 13-6 in their last 19 December games, 6-14-1 in their last 21 home games, and 5-15-1 vs. a team with a winning record. Their O/U trends are 5-0 in their last 5 December games, 5-13 in their last 18 home games, 8-3 in their last 11 games following a loss, and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home and an ATS loss.
The Titans go 8-4 after beating Houston 24-13 last Sunday with Marcus Mariota going 15-23 for 150 yards and a score. The Titans are averaging 22.2 points and 337.5 yards per game on the offense so far while the defense is allowing 23.5 points and 343 yards per game. The Cardinals drop to 5-7 after losing 32-16 to the Rams last Sunday with Blaine Gabbert completing 18 of 32 passes for 221 yards, a score, and 2 picks. Their offense is scoring 18.3 points and 346.3 yards on average per game this season while the defense is holding foes to 25.8 points and 345.9 yards per game.
Our Free NFL Prediction: The Titans haven’t exactly been improving in the latter half of this season but instead have been getting really lucky in their games lately. Last Sunday’s victory mainly came because of an interception picked up by LeShaun Sims in their end zone that allowed them to get the game-winning touchdown; without it, the game was likely to have gone differently. Arizona on the other hand, need to sort out their issues on offense; specifically with Gabbert who threw two early-game interceptions which the Rams capitalized on. If they come into this game and haven’t improved on those errors, the lucky Titans will claim another win here; regardless of their injury report. I say take the Titans to cover.