Thanksgiving Thursday got this very Covid-centric NFL Week 12 off to a solid betting start as the Texans -3 cashed easily.
To kick things off on the Sunday slate, we’ll turn to a game between their AFC South rivals in a big divisional showdown between the Titans and the Colts. Both squads enter with identical 7-3 records and it goes without saying that this clash could very well decide the divisional winner.
The Colts last week staged an excellent comeback victory against the Green Bay Packers. Their defense really shut the door in the second half, while Philip Rivers showed that he’s still got plenty of game left.
For Tennessee, they continue to play smash-mouth football and have troubled teams with that approach. They beat the Ravens once again in Baltimore, a game that was a rematch of last year’s playoff spot. The Titans have a lot of confidence right now, and are a group to watch going forward.
With all that is on the line in this contest, this Colts/Titans featured matchup certainly makes for a can’t miss encounter. Continue reading on beneath the odds for a detailed game breakdown and winning wager in this AFC South showdown.
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds:
Tennessee Titans +3 (+100)
@ Indianapolis Colts -3 (-120)
Over 51.5 (-110)
Under 51.5 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick:
Entering this contest on Sunday, rumors have circulated that Colts’ quarterback Philip Rivers is slightly banged up. That’s certainly something to monitor, if the Titans can get to him. When these teams first met, Tennessee struggled to generate pressure – though they have been better in that regard in recent weeks.
For the Titans, they are expected to get back Adoree Jackson, which should definitely help their defense downfield. The emergence of Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal have suddenly made Indy a pretty dynamic offense, and the Titans will need to monitor that duo closely to limit them.
While the Titans are missing some key pieces within their stop unit, recent outings while depleted have given this battle-tested group encouragement. Kenny Vaccaro is also expected back for Tennessee, and having his leadership should boost the entire unit.
On the other side of the ball, the Colts have a solid stop unit that does match up quite well with the Titans. Whether or not they can truly limit Derrick Henry for the second time in a few weeks remains to be seen, but Indianapolis does possess the personnel. They are solid in their secondary, and should be able to regularly apply some pressure to Ryan Tannehill.
Though the Colts did win the first encounter between these teams fairly easily, things are different this time around. For starters, the Rivers mystery injury looms large. Beyond that, the Titans are a bit healthier on both sides of the football, as they’ll get Rodger Saffold back along the offensive line. Indy on the other hand will be without two key run-stuffers in DeForest Buckner and Denico Autry. Without that duo, it suddenly opens things up quite a bit for Derrick Henry. Look for the Titans to keep it rolling and secure another big road victory on Sunday.