San Francisco 49ers vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, 12/23/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Titans (+4)
The Tennessee Titans (9-5) will play the San Francisco 49ers (8-6) at Nissan Stadium on Thursday. Tennessee opens as 4-point underdogs. The total comes in at 44.5.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this matchup 8-6 this season. In their last game, the 49ers stepped onto the field against the Falcons and walked away with a win by a score of 31-13. Jimmy Garoppolo went 18/23 with 235 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 123.7 and finished the contest with no picks. Jeff Wilson led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 21 totes for 110 yds (5.2 yds per attempt). George Kittle left with an average of 15.5 yds per reception by tallying 93 yards on 6 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ran the football 32 times and totaled 162 yards, which had them averaging 5.1 yards per carry. When all was said and done, they tallied 56 plays which totaled 397 yards. San Francisco surrendered 19 pass completions on 32 attempts for 213 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.4%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the 49ers conceded 62 yards on 23 tries, which is 2.7 yards per run allowed.
The 49ers have earned 5,133 total yards for this campaign. San Francisco has accumulated 160 1st downs, and they have committed 84 penalties for 858 yds. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, San Francisco has earned 21 touchdowns through the air and 20 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 19 different times (9 interceptions and 10 fumbles lost). As a unit they average 126.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 7th in the league. In terms of getting in the endzone, the San Francisco 49ers are averaging 25.7 points per contest.
The 49ers rank 18th in the National Football League in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 22.4 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 108.6 rushing yards per contest for the season. During this campaign, they have given up 1,520 running yards through 14 games. When it comes to passing yards, the 49ers have conceded 2,985 yards which puts them in 9th in the league. They have conceded 213.2 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 68.3%. In total, they have relinquished 321.8 yards per game putting them 6th in the National Football League. They have granted 20 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Titans come into this matchup with a record of 9-5 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Titans took a defeat with a final score of 19-13 when they played the Steelers. D'Onta Foreman carried the rock 22 times for 108 yards, finishing the contest with 4.9 yds per attempt for Tennessee. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine was a featured target for the Titans, catching 4 footballs for 32 yds (8.0 yards per catch). Ryan Tannehill ended the game with 153 yds on 23/32 passing while his QB rate was 68.9. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.78 yds. Tennessee gave up 17 rush attempts for 35 yds (2.1 yards per rush). The Titans pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.0%, relinquishing 133 yds on 16 out of 25 through the air. The Titans finished the game with 318 yds and they ran 78 plays (4.1 yds per play). Tennessee ended up running for 4.8 yards per carry, finishing with 201 yds on 42 carries.
When looking at how much they score, the Titans rank 15th in the NFL by tallying 24.1 PPG. For the season to this point, the Titans currently have a total of 2,839 yards through the air along with holding an average of 202.8 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 25th in football. They are averaging 142.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,992 yards for this season. The Tennessee Titans maintain an average of 345.1 yards per game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. The Tennessee offense has accrued 804 yards of penalties on 86 infractions, ranking them 17th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 14 interceptions while losing 11 fumbles and they have been able to tally 160 first downs.
Tennessee has allowed the opposition a total of 1,217 rushing yards (86.9 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have conceded 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 242.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 19th in the league. They have 18 takeaways (5 fumbles and 13 interceptions) over the course of the season. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 309 points in total. The Titans defense taken the field for 866 plays, which has them ranked 15th in the league. The Titans are surrendering 22.1 points per game, which has them sitting 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers -4
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