Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Preview & Prediction

The last two weeks in the NFL have been nothing short of amazing, as we have seen a bunch of great games, not to mentions some serious surprises, through the opening two rounds of the playoffs. With the Wild Card and the Divisional Round out of the way, it is now onto the Conference Championship Games on Sunday, with the winners of the two games heading off to the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks. On the NFC side of things, it will be the Green Bay Packers going on the road to face the San Francisco 49ers, who many people have in as one of the favorites to win it all. The bookies have their odds listed for the 4 remaining teams, and it is the Kansas City Chiefs who are in as the favorite to win the Super Bowl. The Chiefs will once again be at home on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, where they will host the upstart Tennessee Titans. There have been a few surprises this postseason, and it has been the Titans who have supplied more than their fair share. Tennessee will hit the road as a 7-point underdog, with the point total set at 53.

When: Sunday, January 19 at 3:05 PM EST
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
TV: CBS
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Why bet on the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans had a bit of a strange regular season in that they looked to be in trouble before making a change at the QB position. When they decided to bench Marcus Mariota in favor of Ryan Tannehill, their season turned around quite dramatically. They backed into the playoffs a little, losing back to back games before winning in Week 17 against Houston to book their place in the #6 spot. They went into New England as a 4 ½ point dog and surprised everyone by winning 20-13. In the Divisional Round, they were a 10-point underdog on the road against the #1 seeded Baltimore Ravens, but they won again, winning 28-12. The Titans are now an impressive 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. They are also 6-1 ATS in their last 7 visits to Kansas City.

Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs

Over the years, we have seen teams get hot at the right time, with their run of form carrying over into the postseason in the form of a deep run. That has been the case with the Kansas City Chiefs, as they closed out the season with a 6-game winning streak. That was enough to get them in as the #2 seed in the AFC, giving them home field advantage in the Divisional Round. That game started off poorly, as the Chiefs found themselves down 24-0 very early in the game. This is an offense that is about as dangerous as it gets, and they ended up going into half-time with a 28-24 lead en route to a 51-31 win. The Chiefs have now covered the spread in 7 straight games.

 

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

 

The Titans have seen success by handing the ball to Derrick Henry, who had delivered close to 400 yards, in their opening 2 playoff games. It’s not a plan that I see working here, though, which is why I like the Chiefs to win and cover.

Tennessee Titans 17 Kansas City Chiefs 33