Texans vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 14, 2020

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COVID-19 is wreaking havoc to the Tennessee Titans’ schedule of late. Will they be able to host the Houston Texans on Sunday?

Houston
4-12
AT
October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Tennessee
11-5
Pointspread +4 -105
Moneyline +163
Over / Under o +52

22%

Betting Action

78%

Pointspread -4 -115
Moneyline -196
Over / Under u +52

22%

Betting Action

78%

It’s looking good thus far with Tennessee a 3-point favourite on the NFL odds and a total of 55.

NFL Week 6 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Of course, the Titans used to be the Houston Oilers. They moved to Nashville ahead of the 1997 NFL season. Houston was without an NFL team until the Texans began play in the 2002 season. Neither “Houston” team has won a Super Bowl, and the Texans are one of four current franchises to never get there. Tennessee reached the Super Bowl following the 1999 season and lost a memorable game to the St. Louis Rams.

Houston has won the AFC South two straight years and four of the past five but won’t this year. The Texans were the first team to fire their head coach, dumping Bill O’Brien (also the GM) following Week 4. Either the Titans or Colts will win the division this year.

These clubs split two late-season meetings last year, each winning on the road. Tennessee’s 35-15 victory Week 17 in Houston clinched a Wild-Card spot for the Titans. It also got Derrick Henry the league rushing title as he bulldozed the Texans for 211 yards to pass Cleveland’s Nick Chubb for most yards on the ground.

The favourite is 9-3 ATS in the past 12 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the previous four in Nashville.

Houston Texans

Houston fired O’Brien following an 0-4 start and is now 1-0 under interim coach Romeo Crennel, who at age 73 became the oldest coach in NFL history in Sunday’s 30-14 win over a bad Jacksonville team. Deshaun Watson had a big game with 350 yards passing and three touchdowns and for once was kept largely upright with just one sack. He was picked twice.

Brandin Cooks had his best game as a Texan with 161 yards and a TD on eight catches. In the first four games, Cooks had been targeted just 18 times and had just 138 receiving yards.  Top tight end Jordan Akins was out with a concussion. Linebacker Benardrick McKinney also sat with a shoulder injury and he’s going to need season-ending surgery. Houston is 0-3-1 ATS in its past five road games.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans had more than two weeks off ahead of Tuesday night’s showdown against fellow unbeaten Buffalo due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team. Tennessee was without a handful of guys because of it, including starting receivers Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. Yet, the Titans shockingly smashed the Bills 42-16 in the first NFL Tuesday night game since 2010.

The best QB on the field was easily Ryan Tannehill (and not Josh Allen) as he threw three TD passes and rushed for one. Henry was held to 57 yards on 19 carries but had two TDs. No. 1 wideout AJ Brown played for the first time since Week 1 due to injury and had seven catches for 82 yards and a score. The Titans are 5-2 ATS in their past seven following an ATS win.

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