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NFL: Titans vs. Houston Texans Prediction 12/31/2023

The Tennessee Titans (5-10) travel to face off against the Houston Texans (8-7) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at NRG Stadium in NRG Stadium and televised on FOX. Both the Titans and Texans will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 ET.

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The Titans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last game, the Titans played host to the Seahawks and lost by a score of 20-17. With a 3-point loss, the Titans added an ATS push. They were 3-point underdogs prior to the game.

Against Seattle, quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a passer rating of 84 while completing 69% of his passes. Overall, he ended the game with 152 yards through the air.

The Titans defense is coming off a game in which they gave up just 58 yards vs. the run. For the game, the Seahawks averaged 2.9 yards per attempt. Tennessee’s defense gave up a total of 273 yards of offense.

In the current season, the Titans hold an overall record of 5-10, placing them at 4th in the AFC-South. Their performance consists of a 4-8 record as underdogs and 1-2 when they are favored.

The Titans’ scoring margin for the season is currently -3.1. This has contributed to their ATS record of 6-8-1. At 5-10 vs. the over/under, the Titans have an average margin of -0.7 versus their over/under lines. This season, their games have a combined average of 39.7 points per contest.

Titans Injury Report

  • Amani Hooker – Knee (Out)
  • Luke Gifford – Hamstring (Out)
  • Sean Murphy-Bunting – Hip (Questionable)
  • Trevon Wesco – Shin (Questionable)
  • Jeffery Simmons – Knee (Out)
  • Kristian Fulton – Hamstring (Out)
  • Caleb Farley – Back (Questionable)
  • Nick Westbrook-Ikhine – Hand (Out)
  • K’Von Wallace – Quad (Questionable)
  • Chris Hubbard – Biceps (Out)
  • Joe Jones – Finger (Out)
  • Daniel Brunskill – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kyle Peko – Calf (Out)
  • Jack Gibbens – Back (Out)
  • Julius Chestnut – Hamstring (Out)
  • Chance Campbell – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ryan Stonehouse – Knee (Out)
  • Kearis Jackson – Ankle (Out)
  • Kyle Philips – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Nicholas Petit-Frere – Shoulder (Out)
  • Will Levis – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Hassan Haskins – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jaelyn Duncan – Wrist (Questionable)
  • TK McLendon Jr. – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Shakel Brown – Ankle (Out)

The Texans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In week 17, the Texans will be looking to recover from the 36-22 loss they suffered against the Browns. The Texans had a 14-point loss, resulting in a defeat on their ATS record. They were 3-point underdogs going into the game.

Davis Mills wrapped up the game with 149 passing yards and a passer rating of 81. Overall, he completed 15 of 32 passes.

In their recent game, the Texans defense was tough against the run defense, allowing only 54 rushing yards. Throughout the game, the Browns managed an average of 1.8 yards per rushing attempt. In total, Houston’s defense allowed 418 yards of offensive production.

Over the course of 15 games, the Texans have put together a record of 8-7. This positions them 3rd in the AFC-South and 8th in the AFC.

So far this season, the Texans are above .500 vs. the spread at 7-8. Their average scoring margin this season is -0.2. So far this season, the Texans have been given an average over/under line of 42.3 points. Their games have averaged 43.9 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 6-9.

Texans Injury Report

  • Jimmie Ward – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Hassan Ridgeway – Achilles (Out)
  • Eric Murray – Knee (Out)
  • M.J. Stewart – Shoulder (Out)
  • Grayland Arnold – Calf (Out)
  • Jonathan Greenard – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Blake Cashman – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Tytus Howard – Knee (Out)
  • Tavierre Thomas – Hamstring (Out)
  • Scott Quessenberry – Knee (Out)
  • Kenyon Green – Shoulder (Out)
  • Teagan Quitoriano – Groin (Out)
  • C.J. Stroud – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Kendrick Green – Knee (Out)
  • Tank Dell – Leg (Out)
  • Jarrett Patterson – Ankle (Out)
  • Will Anderson Jr. – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Troy Hairston – Back (Out)
  • Dylan Horton – Personal (Out)
  • DJ Scaife – Leg (Out)
  • Jared Wayne – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jesse Matthews – Knee (Out)
  • Kilian Zierer – Ankle (Out)

Titans Offense Breakdown

The Titans come in with an average 18.3 points per game on offense, which has them 24th in the NFL.

Tennessee currently sits 27th in passing attempts and has an average of 6.3 yards per attempt (11). They are also ranked 26th in the league with 185.4 passing yards per game.

On a per-attempt basis, the Titans average 4 yards while carrying the ball an average of 26.5 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 17th in the league.

Texans Offense Breakdown

The Houston offense is currently ranked 13th in the league, averaging 21.9 points per contest.

Houston is currently 11th in passing attempts and are averaging 7 yards per attempt (4). At 248.4 passing yards per game, they are 7th in the league.

With an average of 98.4 rushing yards per game, the Texans currently rank 22nd in the NFL. This figure is based on 25.9 rushing attempts (20th).

Titans Team Defense

When it comes to defense, the Titans have given up 225.7 passing yards and 109.2 rushing yards per game. In terms of sacks, Tennessee ranks 7th among other defenses. Coming into week 17, they have allowed 21.4 points per game and 334.9 yards.

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On the defensive front, the Texans enter the game as the 2nd ranked team in tackles for loss and 11th in sacks. Their opponents are averaging 22.1 points per game against them, along with an average of 338.3 yards per contest.

Titans vs Texans Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Tennessee has an ATS record of just 3-6-1. However, their overall record was 1-9 while averaging 13 points per game.
  • Houston has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 17 points per game while allowing 21. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • As the betting underdog, the Titans have an ATS mark of just 1-3-1 in their last five games. Tennessee posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Texans have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Titans vs Texans Prediction

For this matchup, I’m liking Tennessee to cover as 3.5-point underdogs. Tennessee is coming off a game in which they ran the ball well vs. Seattle and should do so once again. Before kickoff i’ll be taking Tennessee on the spread.

I’m taking the under with the current over/under line at 42.5. Throughout the season, games involving Tennessee have averaged 39.7 points per game, and I anticipate this game will not exceed 42.5.

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