Despite being 8-4, the Denver Broncos sit behind Oakland and Kansas City in the AFC West and could be in danger of missing out on the playoffs if they don’t win out. Their Week 14 matchup offers Denver a good opportunity to keep up with their division competitors as they take on a Tennessee Titans team that has not faced an elite defense since Week 4.
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- The Titans are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games after a win.
- The Broncos are 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against the Titans.
- The Broncos are 3-0 against the AFC South this season.
Tennessee is in a midst of a tight division race itself as the Titans are currently even with the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts at the top of the AFC South. Marcus Mariota has come out of his shell in a big way and has led his team to big wins over the Lions and Packers. He has, however, been very inconsistent and his Titans barely squeaked by an awful Bears team in Week 12.
Eight of the last nine Titans games have gone OVER as the combination of their developing offense and poor defensive secondary has parlayed into the boys from the Music City being involved in plenty of shootouts. Their only game that’s gone UNDER since Week 3 was in their second meeting against the Colts which closed with a total of 54 – one of the highest totals we’ve seen this year.
Denver opened as a point and a half underdog and I’m having a little trouble processing that number. The Titans have struggled to put points on the board when they’ve felt any defensive pressure and the Broncos have the second most efficient defense in the NFL – according to the DVOA rankings.
Denver should really win this game straight up so if you can get them as an underdog, you probably should and if Trevor Semian suits up, you may want to consider a moneyline bet.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors who were going with the Tennessee Titans in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 43.5 for Sunday.
A 31-19 result in favor of the Titans was the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check out PredictionMachine.com for additional NFL picks as well. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Denver Broncos vs Tennessee Titans Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Tennessee Titans sport a record of 6-6 and 4-8 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Denver Broncos sit at 8-4 and 8-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 9-3 for the Titans and 6-6 for the Broncos. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Denver injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 16 (Tennessee Titans) and the No. 9 (Denver Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds – Shark .
The game also pits Tennessee’s No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 25.67 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 19.08 PPG. The Titans aerial game is averaging 240.08 yards per game, more than the Broncos secondary allows through the air, 192.67 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Denver Broncos feature the league’s No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 122.4 yards per game. The Tennessee Titans, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out, Tennessee got 2 scoring strikes from Marcus Mariota in a 27-21 win over Chicago.
- Denver is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
- Denver is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver’s last 9 games
- Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Tennessee is 4-15-1 ATS in its last 20 games
- Tennessee is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee’s last 9 games
- Tennessee is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Denver home to New England, Sunday, December 18th
Tennessee at Kansas City, Sunday, December 18th