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Titans will look to cure road woes vs collapsing Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals host the Tennessee Titans in Week 14 and the struggling Cards have continued to come up short. After beating Jacksonville in Week 12 to keep their playoff hopes on life-support, they got rolled by the Rams and now welcome a Titans team that is 8-4 SU. These two teams seem to be going in completely opposite directions and Tennessee opened as the slight favorite at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

  • The favored team is 3-0 SU in the last three games in this matchup.
  • The Cardinals are 6-1 SU in their last seven games against AFC South teams.
  • Tennessee is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games.

This season can’t end soon enough for the Cardinals. Injuries across the board have sapped them of their explosiveness and they’ve become an afterthought in the NFC after playing in the championship game only two years ago. Blaine Gabbert is doing his best (that should be on his player profile) with the tools at his disposal but when the Cards’ starting running back is Kerwynn “The Frog” Williams, it can be expected for the rushing attack to be non-existent. Arizona currently ranks dead last in the NFL averaging just under 73 rushing yards per game and ranks 24th in points per game at 18.4. It would be hard to justify laying any money on the Cardinals going forward.

The Titans have climbed back to the top of the AFC South and while they’ve been a great home bet, they’ve been subpar on the road at 3-3 and have dropped some clunkers to teams they should dominate (Miami, Houston). This game may come down to how Marcus Mariota plays. The Titans quarterback has thrown nine of his 12 interceptions on the road this season and only three touchdowns. While the expectation should be for the Titans to dominate the Cardinals, it shouldn’t shock anyone if the Titans fall short.

The total opened at 44 and OVER could be a great wager for bettors. Tennessee allows over 24 points per game while Arizona allows over 25. The OVER has also hit in Cardinals’ games three straight times.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tennessee Titans were listed as 2.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 44.5.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 22-20 win for the Titans on Sunday. That score may change during the week if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Tennessee Titans vs Arizona Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Cardinals currently sport a record of 5-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-8-1 ATS. The Tennessee Titans are 8-4 and 5-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals post a 5-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Titans have gone 7-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Tennessee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Arizona Cardinals) and the No. 18 (Tennessee Titans) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arizona Cardinals' No. 24-ranked offense (18.45 PPG) against a Tennessee Titans defense that ranks No. 23 at 24.45 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 256.64 yards per game, more than the Titans give up through the air (234.27 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Titans own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 98.67 yards per game when on the road. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Derrick Henry went over the 100-yard mark (109) in his team's latest effort as Tennessee defeated Houston by a score of 24-13 on Sunday.

In their last game, the Cardinals were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 32-16 score against Los Angeles.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Arizona is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Arizona's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee at San Francisco, Sunday, December 17
Arizona at Washington, Sunday, December 17