Titans Texans Betting – Titans Head South To Texas Without Young
Five weeks ago it was the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans tied for the best record in the AFC South at 4-2. Fast-forward to late November and both teams are looking up in the division in the midst of losing streaks they carry in to this Sunday’s clash in Texas.
NFL Betting: Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans
Sports Online Betting Odds: Houston – 6.5
Since he was drafted, the story line has always been centered on Titans’ quarterback Vince Young whenever the team travels to the state of Texas. That is where he played his college football betting days with the Longhorns, crafting his game to become an eventual first round draft pick. But things have changed in Tennessee football betting over recent weeks, and after a team meeting on Monday where players and coaches discussed his standing with the team, it appears as though Young may be done in a Titans’ uniform.
Why To Bet On The Titans?
For a team in turmoil, Tennessee is still very talented. The Titans have revealed that Young is no longer welcome and practice, meetings, and games after walking out on the Titans following a 19-16 overtime football betting loss to the Washington Redskins this past Sunday, the team’s third straight defeat. Veteran Kerry Collins takes over and although he is nowhere near as mobile or dangerous as Young, he is an experienced pocket quarterback that is good in spurts and looked solid with Young injured earlier this year. He’ll use wide receiver Randy Moss as often as he can, while allowing Chris Johnson and the league’s ninth-ranked rushing attack to do their thing.
Why To Bet On The Texans?
Houston has now lost four straight since their bye week, crumbling after a promising 4-2 start that had many thinking that this was finally their year to get to the postseason. While it isn’t too late to clinch that feat, the focus now is on winning one game at a time, which is what is best for the team anyhow. The Texans will need to light a spark under their offense to get going again, and will benefit from the fact that their 32nd-ranked pass defense will get to play one of the weaker air attacks in the league.
How The Game Will Play Out
It’s not the Titans or Texans challenging the Indianapolis Colts for AFC South supremacy, but instead it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars. One of these teams will get back in to the running despite that they are both on massive losing streaks, and it appears as though Houston has the edge. The Titans are wrapped in controversy, and with their biggest weapon no longer welcome to participate in games or practices, it will be difficult to get that offense going on the road. Meanwhile, Houston enters this contest aiming to get back on track in front of the home fans, and has the weapons to do it.
Titans Texans Betting Pick: Texans