Eli Manning and the New York Giants will look to stay hot when they host Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans in a suddenly intriguing Week 15 matchup that will surely have postseason implications for both teams involved. Can Manning and the G-Men get the huge win at home to keep their faint playoff hopes alive or will Mariota and the Titans get the huge road upset to improve their own postseason chances?
Let’s get to my expert Week 15 NFL pick right now.
Titans vs Giants NFL Week 15 Spread & Expert Pick
- When: Sunday, December 16 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Tennessee / New York
- Live Stream: NFL Live
- NFL Week 15 Odds: NY Giants -2.5 / Total: 43.5
- Chance of Rain: 6°C/42°F
- Humidity: 67%
- Precipitation: 35%
- Wind: 9 mph NNE
- Cloud Cover: 85%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet on Tennessee at +2.5?
Why should you consider betting on Tennessee as a 2.5-point road dog in this contest? There are a bunch of great reasons. First, Tennessee is playing well, having won two straight and four of of their last six games overall. The Titans will be feeling good about themselves after pounding Jacksonville senseless in their 30-9 on Thursday night to cover the spread as a 5.5-point home favorite.
Derrick Henry rushed for a career-high 238 yards and four touchdowns in an absolutely dominating performance that included a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run in the win.
“Once I got in the open field on that 99-yard run, it was going to take all of them,” Henry said. “I definitely wasn’t going to go down easy, so I definitely wanted to use my stiff-arm to my advantage, and it worked.”
Marcus Mariota was limited to just 162 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, but he wasn’t needed much in this contest as Henry dominated Jacksonville’s usually stout defense. The Titans average 19.3 points per game (27th) while limiting the opposition to 19.5 points per game defensively (4th).
- Average Score For: 19.31
- Total Yards: 319.08
- Pass Yards: 194.77
- Rush Yards: 124.31
- Average Score Against: 19.54
- Total Yards: 334.30
- Pass Yards: 219.15
- Rush Yards: 115.15
Why Bet on New York at -2.5?
Why should you consider betting on the Giants as a slight home favorite in this Week 15 matchup? There are also a bunch of good reasons to back the G-Men. First, New York is playing their best football of the season at just the right time, having won two straight games and four of their last five overall.
Another good reasons is that New York will have a ton of confidence coming into this contest and now, a better game plan that features their clearly gifted star rookie running back.
The Giants were absolutely dominating in their 40-16 blowout win over Washington as a 3-point road underdog last weekend as rookie running back Saquon Barkley rushed for 170 yards and one touchdown and future Hall of Fame signal-caller Eli Manning added three TD passes in the win.
“We’re starting to figure out that kind of this offense runs through him,” said quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for three touchdowns. “When we’re running the ball well, it just sets up everything else. It sets up the play action and it sets up so much.”
The Giants picked off Redskins veteran Mark Sanchez twice in his first start since 2015. New York averages 23.6 points per game (17th) while allowing 25.5 points per contest defensively (23rd).
- Average Score For: 26.62
- Total Yards: 354.15
- Pass Yards: 248.23
- Rush Yards: 105.92
- Average Score Against: 23.46
- Total Yards: 370.77
- Pass Yards: 249
- Rush Yards: 121.77
Titans vs Giants NFL Week 15 Betting Trends
- Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Giants
- Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 6 games
- NY Giants is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Giants is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Giants’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Titans vs Giants
Let me start by saying that New York has been very impressive for the better part of the last six weeks and they’ve clearly got a Hall of Fame kind of talent on their hands in Saquon Barkley. However, I genuinely believe that Tennessee is the better and more complete team in this contest and that they’re going to win this huge matchup to keep their playoff hopes alive because they have the better defense in this matchup.
I know Tennessee’s offense isn’t very explosive, but I’m expecting the Titans to pound New York with Derrick Henry and the rushing attack before getting Mariota involved with some play-action passes that loosen up New York’s defense. The Titans have an excellent defense that should be able to keep Saquon Barkley mostly in check and force Eli manning into some uncomfortable passing situations.
The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last four games in the month of December while New York has gone 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games. With Tennessee also going 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings against the Giants, I say back the AFC playoff hopefuls to win outright!
NFL Week 15 Pick: Tennessee 27 NY Giants 21