Titans vs. Cardinals Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 06, 2017

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The Tennessee Titans have won six of their last eight games to climb to the top of the AFC South with an 8-4 record. They will need to finish strong in order to hold off the Jacksonville Jaguars and clinch a division title.

Tennessee
9-7
AT
December 10, 2017, 4:05 PM ET
State Farm Stadium
Arizona
8-8
Pointspread -3 +105
Moneyline -145
Over / Under o +42.5

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Pointspread +3 -125
Moneyline +125
Over / Under u +42.5

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Betting Action

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The Titans will play three in a row against NFC West opponents beginning with a trip to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14. The Titans have been shaky in road games, going 3-3 and cover just two of those games. This seems like a manageable game for them, though, with the Cardinals banged up at key positions.

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Titans are 8-4 straight up but they have failed to live up to expectations from a betting perspective with a 5-6-1 ATS record. Meanwhile, injuries and inconsistent play have cost the Cardinals this season as they as they head in to Week 14 with a 5-7 record straight up. Arizona is 3-8-1 against the spread this season, which is the third-worst mark in the NFL behind only the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos this season. They have also covered just four of their last 18 games against a team with a winning record. Oddly, though, the Titans are just 5-15 ATS in their last 20 against teams with a losing record.

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee has leaned heavily on its run game on offense this season and will likely lean heavily on its rushing attack again this weekend. Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray combined for 175 rushing yards and a touchdown in last week’s 24-13 win over the Houston Texans. That tandem will get another heavy workload this week against the Cardinals. The challenge is that the Cardinals are sixth in run defense, giving up 3.7 yards per carry.

Meanwhile, Tennessee’s defense has allowed an average of just 14.5 points per game over its last two wins. If the defense can continue to perform at a high level, the Titans should be able to extend their win streak this weekend. They’ll be facing a backup quarterback in Blaine Gabbert this week. While Gabbert has played well, he’s still turned it over at least twice in each of his three starts. With a turnover-prone Gabbert and possibly missing Adrian Peterson, the Titans are in good position to win.

Arizona Cardinals

One week after picking up a big win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cardinals stumbled at home in a 32-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend. Gabbert completed just 18-of-32 pass attempts for 221 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in the loss to the Rams. He was also sacked six times. An injury to running back Adrian Peterson has limited Arizona’s rushing attack once again. Without a legitimate run game, opposing defenses are able to focus in on the Cardinals passing game and get after Gabbert. It might not matter if Peterson plays as the Titans have a stout run defense. They’re third in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (86.2) so the Cards will need Gabbert to play well.

The good news for Arizona is that the Titans might also be pretty banged up. They finished last Sunday’s game without five starters as DaQuan Jones hit IR while Logan Ryan, Delanie Walker, Derrick Morgan and Sly Williams were all injured. If the Titans are shorthanded, that could help the Cardinals cause.

Titans vs Cardinals Prediction

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