Free NFL Prediction: Titans vs. Colts
Week 17 NFL betting sees the Tennessee titans taking on the Indianapolis Coltson Sunday January 3rd at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Tennessee Titans (3-12) vs. Indianapolis Colts (7-8)
Date: Sunday January 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
ATS Betting Lines: OFF
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: OFF
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It’s the battle of backups to the backups here as both teams will feature QBs deep down their depth chart in this week 17 battle.
The Titans will go with Zach Mettenberger as Marcus Mariota’s season came to an end 2 weeks ago.
After Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck both suffered injuries, the Colts will now turn to Charlie Whitehurst in hopes of keeping their slim playoff hopes alive.
The Titans endured a lot of struggles here in 2015, but did see some bright spots from Marcus Mariota.
Mariota has sat out the last two games with a leg injury, but it’s mostly been as a precaution. The Titans will look to end the season on high note with Zach Mettenberger calling the shots.
Tennessee comes in after suffering their 3rd straight loss on Sunday as Houston took it to them 34-6. Mettenberger played a modest game at best as he threw for 234 yards and added both a touchdown and interception to his credit.
The Titans have been horrid on both sides of the ball, but their offensive line has been the worst feature by far. Tennessee has allowed the 2nd most sacks this season with 50.
While it’s mathematically possible for the Colts to make the playoffs, their chances are listed at about 3300-1.
So while we’ve seen weirder things happen, this would have to dig down deep in the weird box if the Colts want to grab a spot in the postseason. Essentially, the Colts would need to win and score a lot to force many tiebreakers. Don’t hold your breath with Charlie Whitehurst under center.
Whitehurst got his feet wet last week as he threw for 78 yards on 9 of 14 passing.
The 3rd string QB doesn’t figure to get some help from his run game as the Colts running core sits 30th in the league with 87.4 rush yards per game. Frank Gore did play one of his best games against the Titans last meeting as he rushed for 86 yards and added a pair of touchdowns.
Indianapolis will look to build off their solid defensive performance last week as they recorded 6 sacks against Miami last week.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Titans are 18-39-5 ATS in their last 62 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points.
- Titans are 15-34-4 ATS in their last 53 games overall.
- Titans are 13-34-5 ATS in their last 52 vs. AFC.
- Colts are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Colts are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games in Week 17.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Under
With the QB situation for the Colts in question , the total hasn’t been released yet. However, assuming Whitehurst starts, these two Qbs won’t be producing many points here.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Indianapolis 17- Tennessee 10
A lot of runs and short passes dominate this game as the total stays under.
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