Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts face off on Sunday in Nashville in a battle of AFC South teams. The Titans are -2.5 point favorites over the Colts with an over/under point total set at 46.5.
The Tennessee Titans got off to a miserable start this season but at 3-4 entering this week that are far from out of the AFC playoff picture. Matt Hasselbeck has completed 61.5 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and four interceptions while being sacked 10 times. Chris Johnson looks to be getting into gear and he is averaging 4.5 yards per carry with two touchdowns and he has 17 catches out of the backfield. Kendall Wright has 36 catches and two touchdowns, Jared Cook has 25 catches and two touchdowns, and Nate Washington has 23 catches and three touchdowns. Defensively Tennessee allows 34 points per game, 134.7 rushing yards, and 281.4 passing yards with five interceptions and nine sacks. Akeem Ayers has 60 tackles, Jordan Babineaux has 52 tackles, and Michael Griffin has 45 tackles. Tennessee played well and fought hard at Buffalo last week and if they can get back to .500 they could surprise some teams over the second half of the year.
The Indianapolis Colts already have more wins than they did all of last season but at 3-3 they still have plenty of building and growing to do. QB Andrew Luck has seven touchdowns and seven interceptions while being sacked 16 times. Donald Brown is averaging 4.0 yards per carry with one touchdown and Vick Ballard is averaging 3.1 yards per carry. Reggie Wayne once again leads the Colts in receiving with 47 catches and two touchdowns, Donnie Avery has 25 catches and a touchdown, and Coby Fleener has 19 catches. Defensively the Colts are allowing 26.3 points per game, 141.7 rushing yards, and 210.7 passing yards with two interceptions and 13 sacks. Jerrell Freeman has 55 tackles, Antoine Bethea has 37 tackles, and Robert Mathis has five sacks. The Colts three wins have all come at home this season.
Tennessee is 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, 2-5-1 against the spread against the AFC, and 1-3-1 against the spread following a win. Indianapolis is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 3-13 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The Colts have been much more successful at home and with the Titans looking like they have found their footing Tennessee is the play here.
Tennessee Titans -2.5 Indianapolis Colts