The Tennessee Titans are on a six-game winning streak after their victory against the New Orleans Saints in NFL Week 10.
Tennessee sportsbooks expect the Titans to extend that streak to seven games after this Sunday’s Week 11 away game against the Houston Texans.
Week 10 shines spotlight on fresh Tennessee faces
Tennessee played its second game without star running back Derrick Henry this past Sunday, but the loss has yet to slow down the team’s momentum. They managed to secure another win by claiming a narrow 23-21 victory over the Saints.
To soften the blow from Henry’s absence, head coach Mike Vrabel put his faith in a handful of fresh assets, a decision that’s paid off surprisingly well so far.
New running back addition Adrian Peterson completed 21 rushing yards in 10 attempts during his sophomore game with the Titans.
Wide receiver A.J. Brown contributed 16 yards from his single reception, and WR Julio Jones averaged 16 yards during his 21 total receptions.
Steadfast quarterback Ryan Tannehill added another touchdown to his record over the weekend, bringing his total to five rushing TDs for the season.
The newfound success of Tennessee’s defense has also played an integral part in the team’s continued streak. David Long Jr. was the team’s most valuable linebacker, making one interception and 66 tackles.
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans betting odds
Next up on the calendar, the Titans welcome Houston to Nissan Stadium for Sunday’s Week 11 faceoff.
Tennessee and the Texans share a couple of similarities in that each is in the AFC South and both used to be named the Oilers, but that’s where the commonalities stop.
The Titans take the division’s top ranking while the Texans round out the pack ranked fourth. Compared to Tennessee’s eight wins, Houston has one victory and eight losses.
Tennessee sportsbooks therefore predict an easy win for the Titans, setting the moneyline at odds. Sportsbooks don’t feel home-field advantage will be a key factor for Houston, positioning them at odds.
Last week’s Titans game against the Saints hit the over, and the total could very well hit the over again this week judging by past matchups. Tennessee’s 10 previous games have averaged 51 points per game, while Houston’s nine games averaged just under 43 points per game.
Sportsbooks position this week’s over/under at points.
Experts might predict this to be a fairly high-scoring game, but they certainly don’t think it will be a close back-and-forth.
Sportsbooks expect the Titans to win by a comfortable spread of points.
Titans AFC South and AFC futures betting
When it comes to Tennessee’s postseason predictions, current futures odds haven’t quite caught up to the team’s ongoing success.
The Titans remain significantly favored in the AFC South, on track to extend their dominion for a second-consecutive year. Their 8-2 season record situates them with -5000 odds of winning the division.
Thee team’s Week 10 win marked the first time they’ve won six back-to-back games since 2008. It was also their first win this year where they were actually favored going into the matchup.
Moreover, the team now boasts the longest winning streak of any team this season, and five of those wins came against teams that made the playoffs last year.
Tennessee’s recent success has now earned them the best record in the AFC, but sportsbooks still aren’t convinced they’ll secure a victory over the conference.
Betting odds give Tennessee the fourth-best chance of becoming AFC champs, positioning them with +1500 odds. They sit behind the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) as well as the Buffalo Bills (6-3) and Baltimore Ravens (6-3).
While this ranking might come as a surprise to Titans fans, these longer odds offer an extended opportunity to find value in the their underrated potential.
Similarly, Tennessee Super Bowl betting odds put the Titans behind seven other teams.
Bettors can cheer the Titans on to their seventh-consecutive victory by tuning into CBS this Sunday, Nov. 21 beginning at 1 p.m. ET.