Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Tennessee Titans travel to Arrowhead Stadium to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.5. The Titans are 5-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-4-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 4-9-0 and they are 7-5-1 against the spread.
Marcus Mariota finished with 88 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 6 passes out of 20 attempts for a 30% completion percentage. The Titans were led in rushing by DeMarco Murray, who finished with 92 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Delanie Walker was the team leader in receiving with a total of 30 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tennessee got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 253 yards for the game. The Titans ran for 180 yards on 42 attempts.
Alex Smith finished with 264 yards passing for Kansas City last week. He went 17 for 26, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led on the ground by Spencer Ware, who finished with 56 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Travis Kelce led the team in receiving with 101 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Kansas City had 14 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 323 yards for the contest. The Chiefs ran for 65 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Tennessee scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 31 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 228 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 25th in the league. The Titans run for an average of 144 yards per game on 31 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 3rd in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 372 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Titans average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 13th in the NFL. They accumulate 68.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 9th in the league.
Tennessee allows 275 passing yards per game, ranking 31st, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 20th. They give up 25 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Titans allow 87 rushing yards per game on 21 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 3rd in the NFL. Tennessee allows 362 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 22nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9.4 penalties for 82.4 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among NFL teams.
Kansas City averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 14th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 239 yards through the air per game, ranking them 18th. The Chiefs run for an average of 96 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 335 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league on offense. The Chiefs get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 22nd. They average 55.7 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 11th in the NFL.
Kansas City allows an average of 251 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th. They give up 22 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Chiefs allow 123 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 374 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 27th in the league. They force 6.8 penalties for 50.2 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 9-4-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 5-8-0 this season
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 4-9-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 7-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/11/16 DT Jurrell Casey Foot "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/07/16 LB Kevin Dodd Foot IR
09/22/16 G Chance Warmack Hand IR
08/11/16 T Byron Bell Ankle IR
12/09/16 LB Derrick Johnson Achilles out for season
12/01/16 DL Jaye Howard Hip IR
11/02/16 OL Parker Ehinger ACL IR
11/01/16 RB Jamaal Charles Knee IR
10/19/16 DL Allen Bailey Shoulder IR
10/19/16 LB Justin March Hand IR
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City -6
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