Texans vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 10, 2018

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The AFC South didn’t have a great opening week as three of its four teams lost. Two of them, Houston and Tennessee, meet in Nashville in Week 2.

Houston
11-5
AT
September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Tennessee
9-7
Pointspread -3.5 -115
Moneyline -190
Over / Under o +41

85%

Betting Action

15%

Pointspread +3.5 -105
Moneyline +160
Over / Under u +41

85%

Betting Action

15%

The Sports Interaction spread for this one will be dependent on one key injury for the Titans.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

We can’t guarantee you which team will win Sunday’s Houston at Tennessee matchup in the AFC South, but we can promise this: It will not take more than seven hours to be played. The Titans’ 27-20 loss in Miami this past Sunday was the longest game in NFL history at seven hours and eight minutes. That’s because there were two lightning delays that delayed the game about four combined hours.

Of course, the Titans franchise used to be the Houston Oilers. The team moved to Tennessee before the 1997 season and kept the Oilers nickname the first two years there. The Texans joined the NFL as an expansion franchise in 2002 and the league realigned a bit that year.

The Titans are 17-15 all-time vs. the Texans. The teams split last year, each winning at home. Houston set several team records in its 57-14 Week 4 home win, while Tennessee prevailed 24-13 in Nashville in Week 13.

Houston has covered 11 of the past 14 in the series. Tennessee is just 1-5 straight up in its past six September home games overall.

Houston Texans

The Texans lost their eighth straight road game this past Sunday, 27-20 in New England. Deshaun Watson’s first regular-season outing since suffering a torn ACL around midseason last year was a bit shaky as the former Clemson star was 17 of 34 for 176 yards with a touchdown, interception and lost fumble on Houston’s first offensive play. That fumble put the Texans in a 7-0 hole they never recovered from.

The team also had a rough day injury wise. Starting right tackle Seantrel Henderson will miss the rest of the season with a severe ankle problem. That group struggled as it was vs. the Patriots as Watson was hit 12 times and sacked three. Cornerback Kevin Johnson suffered a concussion, his second in a month so he’s out a while. Receiver Will Fuller missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury but might return vs. the Titans.

Tennessee Titans

That Titans-Dolphins game was really weird, because in addition to the weather the teams combined for just 10 points in the game’s first 38 or so minutes and then 34 points in the final 22. Both had kickoff returns for scores – nowadays, it’s rare to even see a kick not be a touchback.

Tennessee also got some bad injury news as quarterback Marcus Mariota, tight end Delanie Walker and left tackle Taylor Lewan all left. Walker reportedly is done for the year (ankle), and he has been Mariota’s top target. Mariota threw two picks before leaving with an elbow injury. His backup is the forgettable Blaine Gabbert. No line will likely be set until Mariota’s status is clear. It’s not thought to be serious, so we’ll presume he’s playing. Lewan is week-to-week with a concussion.

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