Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts: 10/31/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
Indianapolis Colts (3-4) vs Tennessee Titans (5-2)
Game Info: Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: Indianapolis Colts -2.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tennessee Titans will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Tennessee Titans won their 3rd straight game and improved to 5-2 on the season after defeating the Kansas Chiefs, 27-3, this past Sunday. Tennessee was lights out defensively against the talented Kansas City offense and had no trouble pulling away after going into halftime with a 27-0 lead. Tennessee outgained Kansas City by a 369-334 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Titans was A.J. Brown who had 8 receptions for 133 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Tennessee is averaging 27.6 ppg on 405.1 total yards per game (249.7 passing yds/g; 155.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tennessee has been led by RB Derrick Henry who has rushed for 869 yards & 10 TD on 191 carries. QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 65.1% of his passes for 1737 passing yards (268.0 passing yds/g), 7 TD, & 5 INT while also rushing for 139 yards & 3 TD. The top receiving threats for the Tannehill and the Titans have been A.J. Brown (25 rec, 354 yards, 2 TD), Julio Jones (17 rec, 301 yards), Chester Rogers (14 rec, 186 yards, TD), & Jeremy McNichols (18 rec, 170 yards, TD).
Defensively, Tennessee is allowing their opponents to average 23.4 ppg on 394.3 total yards per game (291.0 passing yds/g; 103.3 rushing yds/g).
The Indianapolis Colts won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-4 on the season after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 30-18, this past Sunday. Indianapolis did a great job of forcing turnovers against Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers offense and pulled away late after taking a double-digit lead on a 28-yard TD reception by Michael Pittman with 2:49 left in the 4th quarter. Indianapolis outgained San Francisco by a 295-280 margin and won the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin the victory. Leading the way for the Colts was QB Carson Wentz who completed 17 of 26 passes for 150 yards & 2 TD while also rushing for a TD.
On the season, Indianapolis is averaging 24.1 ppg on 373.3 total yards per game (245.7 passing yds/g; 127.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Indianapolis has been led by Jonathan Taylor who has 579 rushing yards & 5 TD on 105 carries while also hauling in 18 receptions for 213 yards & 1 TD. QB Carson Wentz has completed 64.4% of his passes for 1695 yards (256.0 yds/g), 11 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for the Colts have been Michael Pittman Jr. (35 rec, 508 yards, 2 TD), Zach Pascal (21 rec, 218 yards, 3 TD), & Mo Alie-Cox (13 rec, 177 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Indianapolis is holding their opponents to an average of 21.3 ppg on 367.3 total yards per game (256.3 passing yds/g; 111.0 rushing yds/g).
The Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Colts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Tennessee was able to defeat Indianapolis earlier this season at home by a 25-16 margin, however, I’m thinking the Colts will be able to get revenge in this game. Tennessee is coming off two impressive wins at home against Buffalo & Kansas City, however, this is a team that hasn’t looked nearly as good on the road, which includes an embarrassing 27-24 loss to the New York Jets. Indianapolis has looked great offensively as of late behind a balanced offensive attack and as I think their defense can give Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry some trouble at home, I’m taking the Colts to win this one by at least a FG and cover this small home spread. Good Luck!