Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Wild Card NFL Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Tennessee Titans travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in an AFC Wild Card game. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46. The Titans have an ATS record of 8-7-1 while their over/under record is 9-7-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they are 10-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Titans are 8-7-1 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 10-6-0 against the spread
Key Tennessee Titans Injuries
12/31/17 RB DeMarco Murray Knee is "?" Saturday vs Kansas City
12/22/17 CB LeShaun Sims Hamstring IR
12/04/17 DL DaQuan Jones Biceps IR
09/21/17 LB Aaron Wallace Back IR
09/05/17 WR Tajae' Sharpe Foot IR
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
12/31/17 DL Bennie Logan Knee is "?" Saturday vs Tennessee
12/31/17 RB Charcandrick West Illness is "?" Saturday vs Tennessee
12/31/17 WR De'Anthony Thomas Leg left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Tennessee
12/31/17 WR Tyreek Hill Personal is "?" Saturday vs Tennessee
12/15/17 OL Mitch Morse Foot IR
12/11/17 S Steven Terrell Undisclosed IR
12/08/17 LB Dee Ford Back IR
10/09/17 WR Chris Conley Achilles IR
09/08/17 DB Eric Berry Achilles IR
09/07/17 DB Ashton Lampkin ACL IR
08/30/17 RB Spencer Ware Knee IR
07/30/17 LB Dadi Nicolas Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans are 19th in the NFL in points scored with 334. They have run 974 plays this season for 5,024 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the league in total offense. The Titans average 5.2 yards per play, which is 17th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 290 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee has run for 1,833 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the NFL. They've run 443 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Titans have been penalized on offense 85 times for 785 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the league in penalties. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 3,232 yards this season. He has completed 281 passes on 453 attempts for a completion percentage of 62%. His quarterback rating is 79.3. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
Tennessee is 17th in the league in points allowed on defense with 356. They have surrendered a total of 5,248 yards on D, which is 13th in the NFL. The Titans are ranked 8th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 12th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 369 passes on 605 attempts against the Tennessee Titans defense this season, placing them 29th and 32nd in the National Football League. The Tennessee pass defense has also given up a total of 3,828 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 398 attempts for 1,420 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in the league against the run. The Titans have committed 119 penalties for 942 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.3% of possessions on defense, which is 26th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee is ranked 12th in the league in punt returns with 36. They've accumulated 305 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 16th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 46 yards. They have returned 28 kicks for 618 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Titans average 22.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 57 yards this year. They are 27th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,150. The Tennessee Titans have attempted 42 field goals this season and made 35, which is 6th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Tennessee Titans kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 31 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,729 yards on 75 punts, averaging 49.7 yards per punt. That places them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 1,903 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 405 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 118 times for 1,044 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. They are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 415. They have run 985 plays this year for 6,007 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.1 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 322 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Smith has completed 341 throws while attempting 505 passes for a completion percentage of 67.5%. He has passed for 4,042 yards this year. He averages 11.9 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 104.7.
The Chiefs rush defense has given up 443 attempts for 1,890 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 107 penalties for 864 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.5% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 339. They have given up a total of 5,842 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 325 throws on 570 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Chiefs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,952 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 45 field goals this season and made 41, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 91.1%. Kansas City kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,937 yards on 65 punts, averaging 45.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 35. They've totaled 216 punt return yards and are averaging 6.2 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 82 yards. They have returned 47 kicks for 1,051 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 22.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,496.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Titans +7
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