Colts vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Week 13 Odds, Prediction

Edgar Chaput | Updated Nov 29, 2023

Syndication: The Indianapolis Star

A good old AFC South matchup awaits fans in Week 13 when the Indianapolis Colts travel to Nashville to play the Tennessee Titans.

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December 03, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Tennessee
6-11
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -125
Over / Under o +42
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +105
Over / Under u +42

There will be a lot on the line when these familiar competitors come face to face on Sunday afternoon. Against all odds the Colts are in the hunt for the AFC South crown. They trail the Jaguars by a couple of games, but they aren’t out of it yet. Most recently they got the better of the Buccaneers at home, 27-20. The Tennessee Titans are holding on for dear life and another loss would all but dash their playoff hopes. They defeated the Panthers 17-10 last week.

The NFL odds have trouble separating these sides, with the visiting Colts currently set as -1 favourites.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Up until last October, the Titans had the Colts all figured out. Losers of five straight, Indianapolis seems to be no match for Tennessee. This was during the three-year run when the Titans were winning the division, sometimes on the final week of the regular season against the Colts. That ended in October 2022 when Indy finally won 23-16. The under has connected in four of the last five meetings.

Rather than see their campaign spin out of control with the injury to QB Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis has rattled off three wins in a row. Two were against comparatively weak opponents (Panthers and Patriots) but the point is that the run keeps them in the playoff conversation. Furthermore, the 7-4 ATS tally is enough to convince betters to at least consider the Colts. The over is also 7-4.

Tennessee’s outlook is not as optimistic at 4-7, but as long as they’re mathematically alive, then there is a reason to fight. They put an end to a three-game slide last week, both straight-up losses but also ATS. Even then, it only improved their record to 5-6. All four wins have come at home this season.

Indianapolis Colts

Head Shane Steichen has moulded a feisty group. It isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always terribly convincing, but 6-5 is still 6-5 and they have a host at the postseason.

The 27-20 victory for Tampa Bay last week was an example of their moxie, never-say-die boldness. They aren’t afraid to fling the ball around despite Gardner Minshew’s limitations and can somehow win a game despite going 2-for-11 on third down. The defence continued to play with momentum, limiting Tampa to just under 300 total yards, and RB Jonathan Taylor is the secret sauce that not enough people talk about, probably because he’s in Indy – 16 touches, 91 yards, two scores (he did get banged up, though). The Colts’ defence, a middle-of-the-pack unit against the pass, earned six sacks, with Samson Ebukam getting two.

RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) is doubtful.

Tennessee Titans

Whatever it takes, any win is of absolute necessity at this stage of the season for the Titans. Even then, the 17-10 downing of the lowly Panthers was not exactly a match to jump off one’s couch in joy for.

For what it’s worth, it was the game that put now-former Panthers coach Frank Reich out of a job. It’s getting obvious that QB Will Levis has some limitations in his game, which is understandable given his rookie status. Derrick Henry had a decent outing, but nothing special (18 carries, 76 yards and a TD). Gone are the days when Tennessee ran wild over rivals. They’re currently 22nd in the NFL in yards on the ground per game (102.7). The defence largely shut down the Panthers in the second half save for one touchdown, but most teams have done that this season. For that matter, Tennessee was entirely shut out, having scored 17 points by the halftime whistle.

WR Treylon Burks is questionable.

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