Published on: 5th December, 2009
NFL Odds – Titans aim to end Colts’ unbeaten run
Those who play NFL odds could be watching history this year as not one, but two teams are 11-0 heading into Week 13 action. One of those teams, Indianapolis, will host AFC South rival Tennessee, who have won five in a row and may be the hottest team in the league outside of Indy and New Orleans.
Titans vs Colts betting – Sunday, December 6, 1:00 PM ET
Vince Young carried the Titans (5-6) to a stirring 20-17 win over Arizona, leading a 99-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Kenny Britt with no time on the clock. Since Young was given the starter’s role over Kerry Collins, the Titans look like a brand new team. Now that teams have to account for Young, it’s made Chris Johnson even more dangerous as he’s averaged 160 yards on the ground since Young joined the starters.
The Colts (11-0) beat Houston for the second time in three weeks with a 35-27 win on the road, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter. The defense had a big hand in that, forcing three turnovers, including a 27-yard interception return for a score. Peyton Manning was “held” to 244 yards and a pair of picks, but he did throw three touchdowns. The Colts even managed to get a running game going, rushing for 114 yards.
NFL odds in your online sportsbook has the Colts as a 6.5-point favorite at home, but that may be too many points to lay with Indy, even if you know that they’ve won five of their last six against the Titans at home. Both secondaries are banged up, which means it should go over the posted total in your sportsbook. The Titans can definitely keep it close with the Colts in Indy, and they need to control the clock with Young and Johnson’s running ability, which keeps Manning and the Indy offense on the sidelines (even though that didn’t work for Miami in Week 2, when the Dolphins held the ball for 45 minutes). The Colts have clinched the AFC South, so they could be due to a letdown, especially after so many close games.
NFL picks: Tennessee +6.5