At 1:00 ET , the Titans and Texans square off at NRG Stadium in a week 17 NFL matchup. TV coverage belongs to FOX with the game being played on Sunday, December 31st.


The Pick: Tennessee Titans +3.5

This game will be played at NRG Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 20-18 in favor of the Texans.
  • Our projections have Will Levis finishing with 200.423 passing yards on 20.146/31.41 passing.
  • The Texans are projected to finish with 307 yards of offense compared to the 293 yards for the Titans.

Can Tennessee Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

This season, the Titans have achieved an overall record of 5-10, putting them 4th in the AFC-South. This includes a 4-8 record as underdogs and 1-2 when they are favored. The Titans hold a 6-8-1 record against the spread. As we approach week 17, their scoring margin stands at -3.1 per game.

So far this season, the Tennessee offense has been averaging 18.3 points per game, ranking them 24th in the league. As a team, Tennessee is 26th in the NFL in passing yards per game (185.4). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 6.3 is 11th in the league.

Tennessee comes in with an average of 4 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 26.5 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 17th in the league.

Facing the Texans this week, the Titans defense has allowed an average of 21.4 points per game. They currently rank 17th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 334.9 yards per contest.

Can the Texans Offense Score Enough at Home?

As week 17 approaches, Houston is in 3rd place in the AFC-South, coming in with an overall record of 8-7. In the AFC, they currently reside in 8th place. So far this season, the Texans are above .500 vs. the spread at 7-8. Their average scoring margin this season is -0.2.

At home, the Texans are averaging 24.4 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 21.9 points per game. In the league, Houston is 13th in overall scoring. Houston is presently 11th in passing attempts, with an average of 7 yards per attempt (4). Their 248.4 passing yards per game also place them 7th in the league.

At 98.4 rushing yards per game, the Texans are 22nd in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 25.9 attempts (20th).

Looking at Houston's defense, they currently stand 17th in points allowed. Opponents have been averaging 22.1 points per game and 338.3 yards per contest against them.