The Titans put their unbeaten record on the line in prime time Monday when they host Peyton Manning and the Colts. Tennessee comes in 4-0 ATS the last four meetings.
On Monday Night Football this week, the Tennessee Titans look to remain unbeaten SU and ATS as they match up against the visiting Indianapolis Colts, winners of five straight division titles. The Titans are off to the best start in franchise history at 6-0, having covered the spread in every game to be the online NFL betting communities richest team.
Tennessee cruised to a 34-10 victory at Kansas City last Sunday, stretching its NFL-best winning streak to nine games dating to 2007-08. It is the Titans' longest winning streak since posting a franchise-record 11 straight from Oct. 17, 1993-Jan. 2, 1994, when the team was the Houston Oilers.
The Titans have played a relatively soft schedule, with three of their six wins coming against opponents with losing records. They'll now host a Colts team that's off to their worst start since opening 3-3 in 2001, when they finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs.
- Titans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 8.
- Titans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
- Titans are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC South.
- Titans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Indianapolis lost 34-14 at Green Bay last Sunday. The Colts' defense is surrendering 340.2 yards per game, and has been weakened by the absence of safety Bob Sanders, who could return to practice this week. Sanders hasn't played since suffering a high right ankle sprain in Week 2 at Minnesota.
- Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Colts are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
- Colts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Penalties have also been plaguing Indianapolis and the NFL betting group supporting them. The Colts committed a season-high 12 penalties against the Packers - tied for their most since 2005 - for 110 yards. They have been whistled for 46 infractions - third-most in the AFC - after being one of the least-penalized clubs during the first six years of coach Tony Dungy's tenure.
The Colts, who are also yielding 153.5 yards per game versus the run, could struggle to contain a Titans ground game that ranks fourth in the NFL with 154.5 ypg. If you bet on NFL action and plan on backing the Colts, it's crucial for Indy to contain the Titans' ground game to cash.
- Colts are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
- Colts are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
- Colts are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. AFC South.
Against Kansas City last weekend, Tennessee amassed 455 total yards including 332 on the ground, shattering the previous team record of 296 rushing yards on Nov. 27, 1977, also versus the Chiefs. Chris Johnson had 18 carries for 168 yards and one touchdown, and third-year pro LenDale White rushed 17 times for 149 yards and three TDs - both career bests.
- Titans are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Titans are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 14 points.
- Titans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
The Titans also continue to excel on defense, as their 66 points allowed are easily the NFL's fewest. The Colts are 15-11 SU all-time against the Titans franchise. They split last season's series with the road team winning each game. NFL wagering fans should note: The Colts are 0-4 ATS in their last four meetings against Tennessee.
Current NFL odds list the Titans as 4-point favorites with a total of 41. When these two hookup, total players have ballooned their bankrolls by investing in the under, which has cashed in the last six consecutive meetings between the two.