Titans-Texans Bet Tips for Week 17

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Tennessee Titans (10-5) at Houston Texans (4-11)

The Tennessee Titans visit the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. Here’s our complete guide to Titans-Texans Bet Tips. Odds and lines frofor m Titans-Texans picks are from PointsBet, current as of Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET.

Titans-Texans Bet Tips


Odds & Betting Lines for Titans-Texans Picks


  • Against The Spread: Titans -7 (-110) / Texans +7 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Titans (-360) / Texans (+280)
  • Total: 56- Over 56 (-115) / Under 56 (-105)
  • Implied Team Totals: Titans 31.5, Texans 24.5

Tennessee Titans look to lock up AFC South title with Week 17 win over Houston Texans.

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Titans-Texans Key Injuries


Titans

The Titans’ kicker (Stephen Gostkowski) and punter (Brett Kern) are both on the COVID-19 IR Reserve list. If they remain out, it’s yet to be seen who will handle the team’s kicking duties.

Texans

The Texans’ best and most important player, Deshaun Watson, is questionable with an arm injury. The QB is, however, expected to play “if he’s healthy." If Watson does happen to suffer a setback, AJ McCarron would likely get the start.


Titans-Texans Players to Watch


TEN RB Derrick Henry has rushed for at least 98 yards in six of the Titans’ last seven games. He has also topped 125 in four of those seven. When these two teams faced off in Week 6, all Henry did was rush for 212 yards on 22 carries, for a whopping 9.6 YPC. He also added two TDs in Tennessee’s 42-36 OT win. I expect another big game from Henry against Houston in Week 17.

Titans-Texans Bet Tips and Titans-Texans Picks: Will J.J. Watt come out strong after blasintg his Houston teammates?
Titans-Texans Bet Tips and Titans-Texans Picks: Will J.J. Watt come out strong after blasting his Houston teammates? (USA TODAY Sports)

HOU DE J.J. Watt let his teammates and world know how he feels about being able to play a kid’s game in order to make a living. If Watt’s words haven’t fallen on deaf ears, he could be a game-wrecker come Sunday. The Pro Bowler had a quality contest the last time these teams met, tallying one sack and two tackles for a loss.


Titans-Texans Weather Report


NRG Stadium has a retractable roof, so weather will have no effect on this contest.


Titans-Texans Picks & Best Bet


BEST BET: Titans -7 (-110)

The Titans have won four of six, and need a win to lock up the AFC South title and the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The Texans, on the other hand, have lost four in a row. With Watson questionable to play and seemingly nothing to play for, I expect the Titans to run away with this one.

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CONSIDER: Under 56 (-105)

These teams average a combined 53 PPG — 30.0 for Tennessee and 23.1 for Houston. Even if Watson does suit up, I can’t see this many points being scored. I predict a 34-13 final score.

PASS: Texans (+280)

The Texans could play inspired football, following Watt’s post-game speech in Week 16. However, the Titans simply have more talent and should come away with a straight-up victory.

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