Titans vs. Patriots Odds & NFL Betting Preview

Posted by Daniel Strum on December 18, 2015 in

Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans will look to pull off the huge NFL betting upset over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots when the two AFC teams square off in their Week 15 match up on Sunday, live from Gillette Stadium at 1:00 PM ET. Now, let’s find out if the Titans can pull off the huge upset.

Titans vs. Patriots Odds & NFL Betting Preview

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 20, 2015
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

After opening as a 13.5-point home favorite, the Patriots are currently 14-point favorites while the Over/Under Total sits at 46.5 points. Both teams are -110 against the NFL Moneyline. Can Mediocre Titans Cover Big Spread?

Why Bet The Tennessee Titans Odds at +14

There are a couple of reasons why the Tennessee Titans (3-10 SU, 4-8-1 ATS) could be the right pick in this contest. First and foremost, the Titans have a real gem of a quarterback in rookie signal-caller Marcus Mariota and they’ve been able to put their share of points on the board at times this season. The other reason to pick the Titans to cover is the fact that they’re getting two touchdowns in this contest. Outside of those two facts, there’s not much reason to back Tennessee.


Why Bet The New England Patriots Odds at -14

The Patriots (11-2 SU, 6-4-3 ATS) looked pretty solid in beating Houston 27-6 on Sunday night and this contest pits them against another AFC South team, but one that isn’t quite as good as the Texans.

New England undoubtedly wants to get back to their winning ways as the regular season comes to a close and no matter how talented Mariota is, the Pats have the incomparable Tom Brady on their side. Last but not least, while I like Mike Mularkey, it’s a bunch of malarkey if you think he’s even in the same class of coaches as New England’s Bill Belichick.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

A whopping 77 percent of public bettors likes New England to cover the spread and I say that’s easily the right call seeing as how the Titans got all kinds of smacked around by the Jets in their humbling 30-8 loss to New York. Combine that with the fact that the Patriots beat the Texans soundly and are playing at home, and it’s easy to come to the conclusion that New England will cover the spread, even as a two-touchdown favorite.

The Titans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and just 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. Conversely, New England is 3-1-2 ATS in their last six home games and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight-up win.

My final score prediction: New England 31 Tennessee 14