- The Tennessee Titans aim to clinch a playoff spot as they visit the NFC-leading Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football as betting underdogs
- NFL season betting record: 10-12-1; -3.24 units
- We’ve got you covered with odds and trends ahead of this key NFL Week 16 matchup
The Tennessee Titans will be aiming to clinch a playoff berth, and potentially the AFC South title, when they visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football as 3-point underdogs. Tennessee travels to Green Bay on a steady 4-1 run that has given them the edge in a tight, season-long battle with the Indianapolis Colts for the top of the division.
The Packers enter the penultimate weekend of the NFL regular season already assured of top spot in the NFC North, but will be aiming to take a big step towards clinching the top seed in the NFC.
Light snow and temperatures hovering around freezing are in the weather forecast for game time at Lambeau Field, ahead of the final Sunday Night Football matchup of the NFL regular season.
Tennessee Titans vs Green Bay Packers Odds
|Tennessee Titans||+3 (-107)||+143||O 54 (-113)|
|Green Bay Packers||-3 (-114)||-167||U 54 (-108)|
*Odds taken from DraftKings on 12/27/2020.
Line Movement and SNF Trends
The Titans have shown remarkable resilience at the sportsbooks ahead of their Sunday night clash in Green Bay. Tennessee has made gains since opening as 4-point underdogs, holding steady since quickly improving to 3-point dogs. There has also been plenty of movement in totals betting, with the total steadily dipping since opening at 56, settling at its current position at 54.
Tennessee has also produced reliable results when playing in prime time, winning outright in four of their past five appearances while limiting opponents to 16 or fewer points in each of their victories. The Packers have been a fixture in prime time this season, posting dominating wins in each of their five appearances.
Friendly update that with 2 games left:
RT17 needs 518 yards for 4K
King Henry needs 321 yards for 2K
AJ needs 119 yards for 1K
CD needs 55 yards for 1K
Sunday night. Prime time. Two highest scoring offenses in the NFL #Titans #Packers pic.twitter.com/2sNdQadtzA
— Local Legends (@LocalLegends10) December 22, 2020
However, the Packers have struggled in recent dates with Tennessee, going 1-4 SU and 1-3-1 ATS in their past five, including a lopsided 48-27 home loss in their lone previous meeting under the lights at Lambeau in 2004. And despite closing in on the top seed in the NFC, the Packers have been a betting disappointment, going 2-4 ATS in their past six, with the UNDER prevailing in three of their four recent ATS Losses.
Titans Highly Motivated
The season-long two-horse race for the top of the AFC South standings could finally be settled on Sunday. The Titans and Indianapolis Colts enter the penultimate weekend of the season deadlocked with identical 10-4 records. But thanks to a better divisional record, it is the Titans who remain in control of their own playoff destiny. However, both these teams face enormous challenges in their respective bids for the top of the division.
Tennessee clinches AFC South division title with: TEN win + IND loss.
Tennessee clinches playoff berth with:
1TEN win OR
2MIA loss OR
3BAL loss OR
4TEN tie + BAL tie
— Gil Beverly (@GilBeverly1) December 22, 2020
Tennessee is coming of a lopsided 46-25 win over Detroit, and has now averaged an impressive 37.4 points per game during their current 4-1 streak. The steady offensive output has powered the Titans’ current 4-1 ATS run, which has featured a pair of outright road wins as betting underdogs. Indeed, the Titans have emerged as road warriors over the past 12 months, going 10-2 in their past 12 overall contests away from Nissan Stadium, including 4-1 ATS as road dogs. Tennessee has also impressed in recent road dates under the lights, winning outright in each of their past three while holding opponents to just 13 points per game.
Injury Concerns For Green Bay
Injuries remain a concern, particularly in the Packers backfield, with Jamaal Williams looking increasingly unlikely to make an appearance on Sunday after being held out of practice this past week with a quad injury. Aaron Jones also remains hobbled with a toe injury, but is expected to go. Green Bay has also regularly come up short historically against Tennessee, losing outright in four of five meetings.
#Packers’ Friday/Christmas Day injury report is out, and RB Jamaal Williams (quadriceps) is doubtful.
RB Aaron Jones (toe) has been removed from the report and is good to go. Big opportunity for rookie RB AJ Dillon. Had an 18-yard run vs. #Panthers in return from COVID-19 list. pic.twitter.com/F9H3jI7XNy
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) December 25, 2020
While the Packers have been unstoppable in prime time this season, can they put the brakes on Derrick Henry? The Titans running back leads the NFL with 1679 rushing yards, and has been key to his team’s success, with Tennessee going 11-1 in their past 12 when Henry records a rushing TD.
The Pick: OVER 54 (-113)