After battling COVID-19 and possible boredom, the Tennessee Titans took the field last Tuesday and scored a win to remain undefeated. Can they keep it going, when they face the rejuvenated Houston Texans on Sunday? Or will the Texans score their second win in a row and jumpstart their hunt for a playoff spot?
Betting Preview for the Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans Regular Season Week 6 Game on October 18, 2020
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville
When: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Houston Texans (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-4
The Texans had big smiles on their faces in Week 5, and wouldn’t they have? After all, they have finally barged into the win column after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-14, for their first W of the season. Deshaun Watson went 25-of-35 for 359 passing yards and three touchdowns, though he had a pair of interceptions. David Johnson led the team with 96 rushing yards on 17 carries. Although that win was at the expense of the horrible Jaguars, that’s a much-needed one for Houston, which will be taking on the undefeated Titans in Week 6. It’s also great for the Texans to see wide receiver Brandin Cooks put up his best performance in Houston threads. The former New Orleans Saints receiver compiled 161 receiving yards and a touchdown on just eight receptions. Will Fuller had 58 receiving yards and a touchdown, as well. That win could possibly mark where the Texans have turned a new corner following the sacking of head coach Bill O’Brien. They are 1-0 under interim head coach Romeo Crennel, and as far as the Texans are concerned, all their four losses this season under O’Brien are behind them now.
The over is 2-1 in the Texans’ last three games.
Betting on the Tennessee Titans (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 4-0
After a long rest, the Titans finally got to see action on Tuesday, and they didn’t seem to be rusty at all. Ryan Tannehill put up a fantastic performance, as he led Tennessee to a 42-16 stomping of the erstwhile undefeated Buffalo Bills at home. Tannehill passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns without an interception on 21-of-28 completions. He also rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Running back Derrick Henry had 57 rushing yards and two scores on 19 carries. Wide receiver AJ Brown returned to the field after weeks of absences due to injury and recorded 82 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Brown can further make up for his lost time against Houston’s secondary that has consistently blown coverage assignments. Meanwhile, Henry can look forward to lighting up Houston’s run defense that;s just 27th in the NFL with 148.2 rushing yards allowed per game. After grounding the Bills’ passing attack, the Titans are confident of shutting down Watson, who’s blanketed by a flimsy pass protection that’s given up 17 sacks this season.
The Titans are 4-3 against the spread in their last seven home games.
The Titans win, 24-22.
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