The AFC South division lead is up for grabs in the most highly anticipated Titans game of the year. This week, we’re offering $1,000 to the sharp that can go 6 for 6 in our Titan Up Pick 6 contest. Check out the props below and our tips on how to score that perfect card.
Titan Up Pick 6 Props
1. Spread — Titans -2.5
2. Over/Under — 50.5
3. AJ Brown receiving yards — O/U 74.5
4. Ryan Tannehill passing yards — O/U 242.5
5. Titans defensive takeaways — O/U 1.5
6. More passing yards — Ryan Tannehill vs Deshaun Watson
Let’s take a deeper dive into each bet.
Titan Up Spread
Taking the Titans to win by a field goal at home in their biggest game of the year sure looks enticing. Tennessee is 7-5-1 against the spread this year and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. The offense has been resurrected ever since Ryan Tannehill took over for Marcus Mariota. A balanced attack led by Tannehill, bruiser Derrick Henry, and standout rookie wide receiver AJ Brown has produced 42 points per game in the Titans’ last three contests. With the division lead on the line against an AFC South rival, the Titans should come out motivated and prepared.
The Texans followed up their dominating win over the Patriots with an absolute stinker last week against the Broncos at home, 38-24. The game was never that close as Denver jumped out to a 31-3 halftime lead. However, it’s important to look past this poor showing to the entirety of Houston’s season. This is what this team has been all year- capable of showing flashes of greatness, but ultimately inconsistent and unreliable. With Deshaun Watson at the controls, this team has the firepower to beat anyone in the league. It’s just a matter of whether they will show up on that given day. Note: The Texans are 6-7 ATS in 2019.
Action 247 Prediction: Titans -2.5
The Titans are 8-5 against the over/under this year while the Texans are 6-7. A total score in the 50s seems reasonable and likely. As mentioned above, the Titans have almost reached that number themselves in their past three games. An offense powered by Watson and DeAndre Hopkins on the other side makes the over even more attractive. This one has all the makings for a shootout with Tannehill and Watson dueling to the bitter end.
Action 247 Prediction: Over 50.5
AJ Brown Receiving Yards O/U 74.5
AJ Brown has turned out to be an absolute steal for the Titans. Selected 51st overall in the 2019 draft, Brown has emerged as one of the top rookies in the class. His increased production has coincided with the change at quarterback as Brown has quickly become Tannehill’s favorite target. Over/under 74.5 receiving yards is a tricky bet due to Brown’s boom-or-bust tendencies. In the last six weeks, Brown has mixed in two games in which he went over 135 receiving yards with two others in which he was held under 20 yards. If Derrick Henry and the running attack can soften the Houston defense early, Brown should be able to find openings downfield.
Action 247 Prediction: Over 74.5
Ryan Tannehill Passing Yards O/U 242.5
Tannehill has been nothing short of exceptional in his past four games. In the four wins, he’s thrown for nine touchdowns against one interception with a completion percentage over 75%. In four of his seven starts this year, he has gone over 242.5 passing yards. There’s no questioning he’s on fire, but we expect the Titans to try to establish the ground game early against a Houston defense that has looked suspect against the run at times. Tannehill will get his chances- it’s just a matter of whether there will be enough.
Action 247 Prediction: Under 242.5
Titans Defensive Takeaways O/U 1.5
The Titans have been among the league leaders in creating turnovers. They’re one of only 12 teams to have 20 takeaways on the year. The Texans, who have given the ball away 17 times in 2019, do not make many offensive mistakes. Watson does a good job of taking care of the football and it’ll be difficult for the Titans to make him feel uncomfortable. If the Titans can stop the run on first and second down and force 3rd and long situations, they could capitalize on Watson’s aggressiveness.
Action 247 Prediction: Over 1.5
More Passing Yards: Tannehill vs Watson
This bet could go either way. Both quarterbacks are going to be asked to do a lot in this all-important divisional match-up. Tannehill will get his numbers, but we’re banking on Watson living up to his star status. Take him to round out your Titan Up Pick 6 card.
Action 247 Prediction: Watson
There’s our picks. Take our advice or fade us. $1,000 is on the line in this week’s Titan Up Pick 6 contest. Play now to win.
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