The Tennessee Titans (11-5) control their own destiny in Week 18 and can land the AFC’s top overall seed. With a victory over the Houston Texans (4-12), the Titans will earn a first-round bye, with the conference’s path to the Super Bowl running through Nashville. But a win is no guarantee, as the Texans pulled off one of the season’s biggest upsets when it won in Tennessee in Week 11. That ended a three-game win streak that the Titans had over the Texans. In select markets, you can stream the game on Paramount+.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from NRG Stadium in Houston. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Titans as 10.5-point favorites in the latest Texans vs. Titans odds. The over-under for total points scored is 42.5. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Titans vs. Texans
- Texans vs. Titans date: Sunday, Jan. 9
- Texans vs. Titans time: 1 p.m. ET
- Texans vs. Titans TV channel: CBS
- Texans vs. Titans live stream: Paramount+
Week 18 NFL picks for Titans vs. Texans
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Texans vs. Titans game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Titans vs. Texans, the model is backing the Over (42.5) to hit. This won’t be the typical game that we’ve been accustomed to seeing in the final week of the regular season where a team headed to the postseason rests its starters. The Titans can only guarantee themselves a first-round bye with a victory, as a loss would open the door for the Chiefs to get the top spot. Thus, Tennessee’s offense won’t be holding back and should light up the scoreboard against the league’s 26th-ranked scoring defense.
The Texans will also contribute to the over, as Houston’s offense has looked much better over the last three weeks, which includes two wins. Houston is averaging 26 points per game over the last three games compared to just 13.6 over the first 13 contests. The Texans have also already locked up a top-five pick in the 2022 draft, so they have nothing to lose and may empty the playbook during their final game of the season.
The over has also hit in three of the Texans’ last four games, while the total has gone over in five of seven road games for the Titans. The model projects both the Titans and the Texans to exceed their scoring averages, with 48 total points being scored. Thus, SportsLine’s model has the Over (42.5) hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations.
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