Titans vs Texans: Houston aims for eighth win in a row
Titans vs Texans NFL odds spreads and predictions
When is it? Monday November 26th
What time is kick off? 8:15 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? NRG Stadium
Which channel is it on? ESPN
Will the Houston Texans make it eight games in a row?
Yes, the Texans are currently on a seven-game winning streak after they beat the Washington Redskins on the road in Week 11, 23-21.
Defense was the key for the Texans' win over Washington, as they came away with two interceptions, five sacks, and they held the Redskins to only 278 total yards.
The Texans are sixth in the NFL in scoring defense, allowing only 20.5 points per game, and they are seventh in total defense allowing 330.5 total yards per game.
On offense, Houston will need to cut down on its turnovers. The Texans had three giveaways against the Redskins, and in their first meeting with the Titans, Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson had one interception.
Will Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota play in Week 12 against the Texans?
Mariota hurt his elbow and was forced out of Week 11's 38-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Backup Blaine Gabbert filled in for Mariota, and he will get the nod this week if Mariota can't play. Gabbert was actually under center for the Titans back in Week 2 when Tennessee came away with a 20-17 win over the Texans.
In that game, Gabbert completed 13-of-20 passes for 117 passing yards and a touchdown. Regardless if Gabbert starts or not, the Titans will rely on their running game to carry the load.
The Titans are 15th in the NFL in rushing, averaging 111.7 yards per game.
Titans vs Texans Spread
The Texans are giving Tennessee 6.5 points in this matchup.
I believe the Texans will win their eighth game in a row at home, however, I think the Titans will cover the 6.5-point spread.
Nearly 70 percent of the public money is currently on the Texans, which is why I think the Titans will do their job. Not only that, but this is an AFC South divisional matchup, and when two teams know each other so well and play twice a year every season, anything can honestly happen.
I like the Titans getting the 6.5 points in this game.
Titans vs Texans Over/Under
The over/under is set at 41.5 total points.
My final score prediction: Houston Texans 27, Tennessee Titans, 23.
Take the over in this Monday night football game.
Titans vs Texans Moneyline
If you're considering taking the Texans here, you'd have to put out $290 to win a $100 bet.
A $100 bet on the Titans would get you winnings of $235.
I would honestly stay away from this moneyline bet because I am not really 100 percent sold on the Texans winning this game. The Texans are due for a loss, right? And this could very well be the one that they lose.
Stay away from this moneyline bet, and roll with the Titans getting the points.
Where the game will be won or lost
There's a lot at stake in this game.
The Texans will have a chance to set a franchise record with their eighth straight win on Monday night.
And the Titans, who are currently 5-5 and only two games behind the Texans for first place in the AFC South, can improve their chances to make the playoffs for a second-straight season if they can get the win over Houston.
This will ultimately be a defensive battle and I think one of these two top defenses will make a play that will get their team a victory.
The Texans are seventh in the NFL, allowing 330.5 total yards per game, and the Titans are ninth in the league, allowing 334.9 yards per game.
The Titans are second in the entire NFL, allowing 18.9 points per contest, and Houston is fifth allowing 20.5 points per game this season.
The statistics prove my point. This will be a defensive battle and which ever team can come away with a big play, or a big stop and hold the opposing offense out of the end zone, that is the team that will come away with a victory on Monday night.