Ground Game or Air Strike? Titans vs. Colts Betting Preview


Dec 1, 2023

The Tennessee Titans face a unique challenge in their upcoming game, especially regarding their defensive strategy.

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Ranked impressively at No. 2 against the run but struggling at No. 28 against the pass, the Titans’ defense is more vulnerable through the air. This weakness was highlighted in a recent matchup where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a weakened Buccaneers’ pass defense down three starters, the Colts failed to capitalize. Quarterback Gardner Minshew only completed 59% of his passes, threw one interception, and averaged a mere 6.6 yards per attempt, failing to score any touchdowns against the Buccaneers’ shaky pass defense.

The Colts’ performance this season has been underwhelming, with only two victories exceeding a seven-point margin. These wins were early in the season against the Carolina Panthers and the Houston Texans. As they hit the road, the Titans are a formidable challenge. This game offers a prime opportunity for bettors to use a 6.5-point teaser. By doing so, bettors can shift the odds in favor of the Titans, bringing them an advantage of +7.5 points.

Given the Titans’ strengths and weaknesses, the game is expected to be closely contested. With Grover Stewart, a key player in the Colts’ defense, serving the last game of his six-game suspension, their run defense has significantly weakened. This factor might tip the scales in favor of the Titans. They are poised to exploit the Colts’ compromised run defense and counter their rushing attack effectively. This strategy could keep the game tight and lead the Titans to an unexpected victory at home against the Colts.

This game could end in a narrow margin, making the Titans an intriguing pick for those looking to place bets on this matchup.

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Thumbnail photo via Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK

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