Week 17 NFL Picks - Finding Betting Value In Texans vs. Titans

Tennessee Titans team in action

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 3:51 PM GMT

The Texans vs. Titans is a game that has no consequence for the playoffs. So how should NFL bettors approach SU, ATS, and Total markets for week 17 NFL picks? Find out here.

                           Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans

 

Point Spread Value

The Titans narrowly miss the playoffs after a 38-17 loss to the Jaguars last Sunday. They say: beware of divisional foes, even those that have technically nothing to play for Oddsmakers for pride. The Titans didn’t heed that warning. Worse though is the loss of Marcus Mariota to a season-ending leg injury. Where do the Titans go from here? It’s hard to say. Odds makers seem optimistic and open the Titans as the considerable home favorites. That’s largely down to the function of the Texans’ road form in 2016 and the quarterback controversy brewing at this late stage. Still, the Texans are riding a three-game winning streak which includes back-to-back wins with the narrowest margins.

 

Free NFL Pick: Texans +3 (-102)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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 The Survivor

It’s the final week of the regular season and the Texans are AFC South champions while the Titans are officially out of the playoff hunt. Mainly thanks to Houston’s win over the Bengals last Sunday. It’s worth noting second-string quarterback Tom Savage hardly impressed in week 16, but Bill O’Brien has decided to start Savage in the season finale. Giving the backup more reps before the playoffs and any final decisions on which QB will lead the Texans into the postseason are made is probably prudent. Savage will be playing for the starting role while the Titans will be playing to finish the season on a winning note. It’s a right tossup for week 17 NFL picks.

 

Free NFL Pick: Titans -160Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Game Total

There’s not a lot to play for in this matchup. The Texans are through so they’ll be mindful not to incur unnecessary injuries while the Titans will be slightly motivated to finish with a winning record. More likely than not it looks to be a low-scoring affair.

 

Free NFL Pick: Under 40.5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at SportsInteraction

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