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AFC South Divisional Matchup

Point Spread: Texans -5 | Total Points: 43.5

This week, the Titans will look to snap their current two-game losing streak with a victory over the Texans. Heading into action, the team has a below .500 record of 5-10. After a 20-17 loss to the Seahawks, the Titans are looking to get back on track this week. In addition to their 3-point loss, the Titans ended with a push vs. the spread. They were 3-point underdogs heading into the game. The over/under line for their most recent game against Seattle was 42. Finishing with a combined total of 37 points, the under hit in this matchup.

Coming into this week’s AFC matchup vs the Titans, the Texans have an above .500 record at 8-7. The Texans hosted the Browns in their last game but lost by a score of 36-22. In addition to their 14-point loss, the Texans also lost vs. the spread. They were 3-point underdogs heading into the game. The over/under line for their game vs. 40 points, which the teams exceeded with a combined 58 points.

Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans History

Last year, the Titans and Texans split their head-to-head matchups with each team going 1-1. Together, the Titans and Texans averaged 30 points per game and had an over/under record of 0-2. Against the spread, they each went 1-1. In these head-to-head matchups, the Titans’ offense averaged 313 yards per game compared to the Texans at 223.

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Texans are averaging 16 points per game, compared to the Titans at 15. These figures have led to Houston posting a record of 2-1.

Notable Injuries

Tennessee Titans

  • Chris Hubbard – Biceps (Out)
  • Kyle Peko – Calf (Out)
  • Joe Jones – Finger (Out)
  • Daniel Brunskill – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Trevon Wesco – Shin (Probable)
  • Jeffery Simmons – Knee (Out)
  • Amani Hooker – Knee (Out)
  • Nick Westbrook-Ikhine – Hand (Out)
  • Luke Gifford – Hamstring (Out)
  • Sean Murphy-Bunting – Hip (Questionable)
  • Kristian Fulton – Hamstring (Out)
  • K’Von Wallace – Quad (Probable)
  • Caleb Farley – Back (Questionable)
  • Jack Gibbens – Back (Out)
  • Shakel Brown – Ankle (Out)
  • Kearis Jackson – Ankle (Out)
  • Nicholas Petit-Frere – Shoulder (Out)
  • Hassan Haskins – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ryan Stonehouse – Knee (Out)
  • Julius Chestnut – Hamstring (Out)
  • Chance Campbell – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Chris Moore – Ribs (Questionable)
  • Marlon Davidson – Groin (Questionable)
  • Quinton Bohanna – Personal (Questionable)
  • Colton Dowell – Hip (Questionable)
  • Tre Avery – Knee (Probable)
  • Caleb Murphy – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Aaron Brewer – Knee/ankle (Questionable)

Houston Texans

  • Hassan Ridgeway – Achilles (Out)
  • Eric Murray – Knee (Out)
  • Jimmie Ward – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Scott Quessenberry – Knee (Out)
  • M.J. Stewart – Shoulder (Out)
  • Grayland Arnold – Calf (Out)
  • Jonathan Greenard – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kendrick Green – Knee (Out)
  • Blake Cashman – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Tavierre Thomas – Hamstring (Out)
  • Tytus Howard – Knee (Out)
  • C.J. Stroud – Concussion (Probable)
  • Kenyon Green – Shoulder (Out)
  • Teagan Quitoriano – Groin (Out)
  • Jared Wayne – Undisclosed (Out)
  • DJ Scaife – Leg (Out)
  • Jesse Matthews – Knee (Out)
  • Kilian Zierer – Ankle (Out)
  • Jarrett Patterson – Ankle (Out)
  • Will Anderson Jr. – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Troy Hairston – Back (Out)
  • Dylan Horton – Personal (Out)
  • Tank Dell – Leg (Out)
  • Denzel Perryman – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Shaq Mason – Calf (Questionable)
  • Adrian Amos – Personal (Questionable)
  • Laremy Tunsil – Knee (Probable)
  • Sheldon Rankins – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Maliek Collins – Hip (Questionable)
  • Noah Brown – Knee (Questionable)
  • Nico Collins – Calf (Probable)
  • Steven Nelson – Foot/hamstring/hand (Questionable)

Keys To Victory: Tennessee Titans

As the Titans prepare to take on Houston, they will be looking to put together a better performance in the passing game than their season average so far. Will Levis has the team ranked 26th in passing yards per game and is ranked 29th among quarterbacks in yards through the air. Heading into the game, the team’s top receiver, DeAndre Hopkins who through 15 games has 939 receiving yards this season. A major problem for this year’s Tennessee offense is their lack of production in the run game. The team is averaging just 4 yards per attempt and ranked 17th in yards per game.

Keys To Victory: Houston Texans

Houston gets set to take on Tennessee, averaging 21.9 points per game. C.J. Stroud and the Texans passing game figures are a key part of the game plan, as the team is throwing the ball at a rate above the league average. For the season, Stroud has thrown for 3631 yards through the air and has Houston sitting 7th in passing yards per game. The team’s top receiver Nico Collins, has caught 64 passes and has accumulated 1022 receiving yards this season. This season, the Texans have put together a strong offense despite sitting below the league average in both rush yards and attempts.

Betting Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Tennessee has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 16 points per game.
  • In their last three home games, Houston has averaged 18 points per game while allowing 24. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • The last ten games that Tennessee was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-6-1 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Texans have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-8.


  • Houston Texans 20 – Tennessee Titans 17
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