The Tennessee Titans hold an 8-3 season record, making them a likely candidate for claiming the AFC title and securing a Super Bowl LVI appearance.
Constant player injuries, however, have left sportsbooks slow to shift Super Bowl odds in their favor.
Tennessee Titans Super Bowl betting
The 2021 NFL season has taken countless unexpected twists and turns for the Titans. Their winning record may suggest an overall successful season, but the onslaught of injuries have sportsbooks questioning Tennessee’s longevity.
Three key players – running back Darrynton Evans and wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones – have been sidelined intermittently all year.
Week 9 then revealed another major shakeup. The team lost star RB Derrick Henry to a foot injury and immediately began bandaging wounds by signing RB legend Adrian Peterson.
The bitter cherry on top came in Week 11 when the Titans ended their six-game win streak with a tough 22-13 loss to the Houston Texans (2-8).
As opposed to last week’s odds when only seven teams boasted a better chance of winning the Super Bowl, Tennessee betting odds now position the Titans behind nine other NFL teams.
On a positive note, this leaves hopeful fans with another chance to cash in on Tennessee’s longer odds.
Titans AFC South division betting
Although the Titans were defeated by the worst team in the AFC South this past weekend, they’re still the significant favorite in the division according to Tennessee sportsbooks.
The division’s No. 2 team, the Indianapolis Colts, trail behind the Titans with a 6-5 season record, and the Jacksonville Jaguars tie the Texans with a 2-8 record.
Titans AFC conference betting
In addition to Tennessee owning the best odds in the AFC South, their performance has earned them the top record in the AFC.
Sportsbooks still aren’t convinced they can hold onto that success, though. The Titans hold steady with the fourth-best odds of winning the AFC – behind the Kansas City Chiefs (7-4), Buffalo Bills (6-4) and Baltimore Ravens (7-3).
Current AFC odds lend substantial value to the Titans compared to AFC South odds.
Titans vs. Patriots Week 12
Out of Tennessee’s final six games of the regular season, they face only one opponent with better Super Bowl odds. Sportsbooks position the Titans’ next opponent, the New England Patriots (7-4) directly ahead of them in current odds.
The Titans travel to Gillette Stadium in Week 12 to face the Patriots as -point underdogs.
If they manage a victory over this top AFC East team, Super Bowl futures odds could very well shift in Tennessee’s favor.
And judging by recent history, they have a decent chance of doing just that.
The Titans have won four of the five faceoffs where they’ve been considered the underdog. Moreover, they’ve only lost one of their five away games this season.
Bettors can stream Tennessee’s upcoming game this Sunday, Nov. 28 beginning at 1:00 p.m. on CBS.