Tennessee Titans +13
More than 70% of all the
tickets are on the Patriots, yet the line dropped from -13.5 to -13 now. My model has NE -8.7 here, so there’s a lot
of value on the Titans. A big factor is
New England’s 32nd ranked run-D.
Both Henry and Mariota could have a big day running the ball. And if that’s the case, they could control
the clock and keep this NE offense off the field. In addition, Tennessee has a 7th
ranked run-defense themselves. That’s
critical, because older QB’s tend to lose arm-strength as the season goes on
and especially in the post-season. If
the Patriots can’t run the ball as effectively as they’re used to this season,
that could play in the Titans’ favor.
Yes, Brady is a GOAT, but I’d rather have him chuck it 40+ times in this
game than the Pats methodically dominate the game via the run. I think the Titans use their run-offense to
stay on the field and sustain runs, while their run-D forces the Pats to be
more one-dimensional than they’d like.
Regardless, the Titans have been keeping games close in an ugly fashion
this year, and I believe this one will stay within the number as well.