AFC Divisional Round: Patriots Host Surprising Titans

AFC Divisional Game

Patriots Huge Favorites in AFC Divisional Round

The fans at Gillette Stadium will see a AFC Divisional Round Playoff game bewteem the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. CBS will have the broadcast and kickoff is set for 8:15 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Patriots as -13.5-point favorites versus the Titans, while the game’s total opened at 48. The line hasn’t changed during the week.

The Titans pulled off a 15-10 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in their regular-season finale to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Patriots are Rested for AFC Divisional Round

The Patriots were a 26-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the New York Jets. They covered the -16.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (32) made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Patriots have won the last six games between the teams. The Titans haven’t won in Foxborough since 1993. They were the Houston Oilers then.

The New England defense has spent the week preparing for mobile quarterback Marcus Mariota. He is a third-year pro who can make things happen with his legs.

The Patriots could get both James White and Rex Burkhead back to help fortify a running game that has excelled because of Dion Lewis.

Titans Are Ready for AFC Divisional Foe

The Titans were a 22-21 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. They covered the +8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (43) made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Titans are two-touchdown underdogs to the Patriots.

Mariota  threw 13 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions during the regular season. He had two touchdown passes and one pick in the playoff win. One of the touchdowns passes actually went to himself. It came after Darrelle Revis batted down his pass before Mariota caught it and scored.

Mariota was  sixth in the NFL (Brady was first) in third-down passer rating.

Running back DeMarco Murray will miss his third straight game with a knee injury. The Patriots could get both James White and Rex Burkhead back to further fortify a running game that has excelled even without them thanks to Dion Lewis.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Tennessee 10-7 9-7-1 20.94 22.18 -1.24 5-2-1 4-5 9-8 5-3 4-5
New England 13-3 11-5 28.62 18.50 10.12 5-3 6-2 7-9 5-3 2-6
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEN 15.23 14.78 0.45
NE 13.77 19.78 -6.01
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEN 10.42 10.39 0.03
NE 11.35 10.95 0.4
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEN 4.29 3.59 0.7
NE 4.22 4.71 -0.49
Team Records

Tennessee Titans

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-7 6-2 4-5 9-7-1 5-2-1 4-5 20.94 22.18 -1.24
vs Conf 9-4 5-1 4-3 6-6-1 3-2-1 3-4 20.77 22.00 -1.23
vs Div 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 2-1 23.67 29.67 -6.00
Last 3 2-1 1-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 20.00 19.33 0.67

New England Patriots

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-3 6-2 7-1 11-5 5-3 6-2 28.63 18.50 10.13
vs Conf 10-2 5-1 5-1 8-4 4-2 4-2 29.17 18.50 10.67
vs Div 2-1 0-0 2-1 1-2 0-0 1-2 22.33 15.67 6.66
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 30.00 15.33 14.67

AFC Divisional Round Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 20.94 18 18.50 5
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 183.11 28 245.75 27
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 101.67 21 114.75 21
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 28.63 2 22.18 18
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 257.13 7 219.11 11
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 132.25 9 94.22 3

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Tennessee 1-7 2-6 5-3 17.00 113.63 4.02 32.50 57.31 197.75 311.38 2.25
New England 7-1 6-2 5-3 31.88 128.25 4.96 34.00 63.24 236.50 364.75 0.50

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 20, 2015 TEN NE 16-33 59 223 282 3 93 253 346 1
Sep 9, 2012 NE TEN 34-13 162 228 390 0 20 264 284 2
Oct 18, 2009 TEN NE 0-59 193 -7 186 5 193 426 619 0
Dec 31, 2006 NE TEN 40-23 171 243 414 0 135 207 342 3
Jan 10, 2004 TEN NE 14-17 84 200 284 1 96 201 297 1
Oct 5, 2003 TEN NE 30-38 70 372 442 1 161 193 354 0
Dec 16, 2002 NE TEN 7-24 56 120 176 2 238 127 365 1
Sep 20, 1998 TEN NE 16-27 110 196 306 2 94 228 322 0
Oct 17, 1993 TEN NE 28-14 0 0
Sep 22, 1991 TEN NE 20-24 0 0

AFC Divisional Round Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Tennessee Titans

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Jan 6, 2018 KC 22-21 W 8.5/44.5 W/U 202 195 397 69 256 325 2 A
Dec 31, 2017 JAC 15-10 W -2.5/40 W/U 116 116 232 83 146 229 -3 H
Dec 24, 2017 LAR 23-27 L 5.5/46 W/O 97 269 366 116 286 402 0 H
Dec 17, 2017 SF 23-25 L 2.5/44 W/O 90 238 328 51 363 414 1 A
Dec 10, 2017 ARI 7-12 L -2.5/42 L/U 65 139 204 136 125 261 2 A

New England Patriots

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2017 NYJ 26-6 W -16.5/42.5 W/U 147 183 330 40 207 247 0 H
Dec 24, 2017 BUF 37-16 W -10.5/47.5 W/O 193 218 411 84 242 326 1 H
Dec 17, 2017 PIT 27-24 W -2.5/52.5 W/U 77 283 360 143 270 413 0 A
Dec 11, 2017 MIA 20-27 L -10.5/48 L/U 25 223 248 120 242 362 2 A
Dec 3, 2017 BUF 23-3 W -7.5/49 W/U 191 244 435 183 85 268 0 A

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