Houston Texans vs. Tennesse Titans Week 16 Odds & Free Picks

David Lawrence

Saturday, December 26, 2015 1:57 PM GMT

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 1:57 PM GMT

AFC South-leading Houston is 7-7 after a huge win in Indianapolis last week. This week, they head to Tennessee to face the 3-11 Titans, who are now without their quarterback of the future.

***Houston Texans & Tennessee Titans ATS NFL Picks***

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: Odds at Pinnacle
There are no NFL odds for this game yet as both teams are having quarterback troubles due to injury, but it's likely that the Texans will be favored. Houston outscored the Colts 13-0 in the second half of their 16-10 win and their defense held the Colts to 190 yards of offense; Andrew Luck wasn't playing, but that is still impressive all the same. Houston's defense is now fourth in the league in yards allowed, and that could mean trouble for the Titans, who lost 33-16 in New England. More importantly, they lost QB Marcus Mariota to a knee injury, which means it is more of Zach Mettenberger under center for the Titans, who are 30th in yards for and 28th in points scored. These division rivals first met in Week 8 as the Texans won 20-6 at home as the Titans were also without Mariota in that game as well. The Texans racked up seven sacks on Mettenberger and the Titans.

Texans vs. Titans Spread

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Texans vs. Titans Totals

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Texans vs. Titans Money Line

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Injuries
QB T.J. Yates was replacing the injured Brian Hoyer, who has a concussion. Then Yates tore his ACL and the Texans had to go with Brandon Weeden, who was 11-of-18 for 105 yards and a score against the Colts. He'll get the nod again if Hoyer still can't go, but luckily, they're facing a Tennessee defense that isn't very good. WR Cecil Shorts has been listed as doubtful because of his groin, so that is worth keeping an eye on.

For the Titans, Mariota injured his right knee and Tennessee hasn't given up on him for this season, but they might as well. Mariota hurt his left knee earlier this season, so the Titans would do well to let him sit, especially with an offensive line that has been pretty brutal this season. WR Kendall Wright has injured ribs and is very questionable for Sunday.

 

Trends
Houston is 7-7 ATS overall and 3-4 ATS on the road, while Tennessee is 4-9-1 ATS and 2-4-1 ATS at home. There is no total for this game yet, but both have gone over seven times this season, while the Titans also have a push.

The Texans are 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Titans, who are 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 home games against Houston.

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