The Patriots were only 4.5-point picks to start off the week, but the line has moved to 6.5 and 7 at most books.
Tennessee Titans (8-3, 7-4 ATS) at New England Patriots (7-4, 7-4 ATS)
DraftKings Line: Patriots by 7 (43.5)
The skinny: Patriots mentor Bill Belichick will get his third stab at trying to conquer the team coached by one of his previous gamers, Mike Vrabel.
Specifics: In their initially head-to-head, in Vrabel’s rookie period in 2018, the host Titans routed New England 34-10 as a 6-level dog. The up coming year, Tennessee gained a wildcard recreation 20-13 in New England as a 4-stage underdog, bringing an stop to the Tom Brady period with the Patriots.
There are a few 2-8 teams in the AFC and Tennessee has missing to two of them, together with past week 22-13 at property to Houston, a group that experienced lost eight in a row. Yet the Titans even now sit atop the convention standings. The other decline was to the Jets.
In Sunday’s loss, the Titans outgained the Texans 420-190 but experienced a league-worst minus-5 turnover differential.
New England and rookie QB Mac Jones have received 5 in a row, but it’s the protection that is flourished of late as the Patriots have outscored their earlier three foes, 94-13.
Analysis: Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill got awfully sloppy previous week with a profession-significant 4 INTS, which include 3 in enemy territory, in opposition to the league’s 30th-ranked protection. Additionally he’s been sacked 31 occasions, tied for most in the league and currently seven extra than he experienced all of previous yr.
Until two-time defending speeding champ Derrick Henry returns off IR and right until prime receivers A.J. Brown (questionable, upper body) and Julio Jones (IR, hamstring) get off the sideline, the Titans could be really hard-pressed to continue to keep up their remarkable pace. That is accurate specially listed here from Belichick, who probably has excess incentive to demonstrate who’s truly the manager.
This probably will be a small-scoring sport with NE’s leading two RBs both equally questionable — Damien Harris (neck) and Rhamondre Stevenson. That will aid the Titans maintain it near.
Titans at Patriots Decide on
Patriots 16, Titans 13
Previous week: 7-8 ATS, 11-4 SU
Time whole: 78-84-3 (.481) ATS 100-64-1 (.610) SU
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