Redskins vs Titans NFL Week 16 Odds & Pick for Saturday Afternoon

Redskins vs Titans NFL Week 16 Odds & Pick for Saturday Afternoon

Written by on December 18, 2018

We have a Saturday doubleheader again this week in the NFL and it opens with the Washington Redskins visiting the Tennessee Titans. Both are currently outside the playoff field but still alive for a spot. The loser is toast, and that’s likely to be Washington as a double-digit dog at Mybookie Sportsbook.

How to Bet Redskins vs Titans NFL Week 16 Odds & Game Info

 

2018 NFL Week 16 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game

Weather Forecast

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  • Wind: 7 mph SW
  • Stadium Type: Open

All-time Series

Teams have split 12 meetings with Washington 3-3 against the Houston Oilers (1960-96), a 0-1 record against the Tennessee Oilers (1997-98) and a 3-2 record against the Tennessee Titans (1999-present). The Redskins will attempt to even their road record against the Titans franchise at 3-3. The Redskins dropped their first three road contests to the Houston/Tennessee Oilers in 1975, 1988 and 1997 but won road games against the Tennessee Titans in 2002 and 2010.

Why Bet on Washington?

The Skins kept their wild-card and NFC East title hopes alive with last week’s 16-13 upset at Jacksonville to end a four-game losing streak. In his first start in more than seven years, Josh Johnson completed 16-of-25 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown and rushed nine times for 49 yards. Johnson’s one terrible throw wound up as a completion when the pass was deflected high into the air and caught by Jamison Crowder for a gain of 33 in the second half.

Johnson had lost the first five NFL starts of his journeyman career. The Redskins signed Johnson the day after Colt McCoy broke his leg in Dec. 3 loss at Philadelphia. Johnson relieved a struggling Mark Sanchez a week later and became the team’s fourth starting QB in as many weeks last Sunday.

Adrian Peterson rushed 19 times for 51 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards. The Redskins’ winning drive — Peterson gained all 38 yards — was set up by an overthrown Cody Kessler pass that was tipped by receiver Dede Westbrook and intercepted by corner Fabian Moreau.

A here win would be the Redskins’ third consecutive victory in their series with the Titans, which would represent the longest winning streak by either team in the series. The Redskins have won each of their last two games against the Titans on walk-off field goals. The Redskins earned a 19-16 victory in Tennessee on a 48-yard overtime field goal on Nov. 21, 2010, and also recorded a 19-17 win at FedExField on a 22-yard field goal with no time remaining in regulation on Oct. 19, 2014.

The Redskins are 26-24 all-time in Saturday contests, including postseason play. The Redskins earned Saturday wins in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and could be seeking a victory in four consecutive Saturday games for the first time since winning six straight Saturday contests across the 1980-85 seasons, including postseason play.

Why Bet on Tennessee?

The Titans kept their wild-card and AFC South hopes alive with a 17-0 win at the Giants. Derrick Henry rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries. The 33 carries were a career-high for Henry while both of his touchdowns were of the goal-line variety. He also completed a six-yard pass to Tajae Sharpe. Henry has set a franchise record with 408 yards combined over the past two games. The former mark of 405 was held by Earl Campbell. Henry became the first Titans player since Chris Johnson in 2010 with 11 rushing touchdowns in a season. The last NFL player with six rushing touchdowns over a two-game span was Falcons running back Devonta Freeman from Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2015.

The Titans rushed for 215 yards at New York after rushing for 264 yards the previous week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It marked the team’s first time to rush for 200 or more yards in back-to-back contests since 2008, when they totaled 292 rushing yards at the Detroit Lions (Nov. 27) and 235 rushing yards against the Cleveland Browns (Dec. 7).

Redskins vs Titans will kick off the NFL Week 16.

Marcus Mariota completed 12-of-20 passes for 88 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions while adding 10 yards on five carries. The Titans ran on an astounding 45 of their 67 offensive plays (67.2 percent). Mariota’s longest completion went all of 17 yards.

It was the 16th shutout in franchise history and the fourth road shutout in franchise history. The team’s last shutout victory was a 31-0 win against the Dallas Cowboys at Nissan Stadium on Dec. 25, 2000. The last time the team shut out an opponent on the road was Dec. 17, 2000, in a 24-0 win at the Cleveland Browns. The Giants finished with 260 yards, their lowest total since they gained 170 yards at Washington on Nov. 23, 2017. The Titans defensive backs recorded two more sacks against the Giants, bringing the group’s season total to an NFL-leading nine sacks.

Redskins vs Titans NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Redskins are 11-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
  • Redskins are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win
  • Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December
  • Titans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington’s last 18 games
  • Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games when playing Washington

Expert NFL Betting Prediction for Redskins vs Titans

The Titans are 3-0 this season against NFC East teams. Buy this down to -9.5 and take Tennessee.