New England Patriots vs Tennessee Titans odds: point spread, prediction, preview, NFL Playoffs 2018

 

The New England Patriots will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional playoff on Saturday, start time at 8:15 PM ET, at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots (13-3) are seeking for another AFC title game in the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era. Volumes of conversations would have been written in different sports talkshows in the past few days on the topic about the relationships of Belichk, Brady and owner Robert Kraft. This game would be test if the Patriots are really of the same caliber with focus and determination to be in the Super Bowl again.

By winning their last four games, the Patriots captured the top seed in the AFC. Brady, a MVP candidate, completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns against eight interceptions.

On the ground, Dion Lewis rushed for 896 yards and six touchdowns in 180 attempts while Mike Gillislee added 383 yards and five touchdowns in 104 carries. Rex Burkhead and James White combined for 435 yards and five touchdowns. In the receiving end, Rob Gronkowski posted 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in 106 69 receptions while Brandin Cooks added 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns. Danny Amendola contributed 659 yards and five touchdowns in 61 catches. Chris Hogan and White combined for 868 yards and eight touchdowns.

Offensively, the Patriots are averaging 28.6 points and 394.2 total yards (276.1 in passing and 118.1 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Patriots are yielding 18.5 points and 366.0 total yards (251.2 in passing and 114.8 in rushing) per game.

The Tennessee Titans are coming from a 22-21 stunning victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card game in which Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns against one interception. Mariota also caught his own pass for a touchdown. On the ground, Derrick Henry rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown in 23 attempts while Mariota added 46 yards. In receiving, Delanie Walker posted 74 yards while Henry added 35.

In the regular season, Mariota completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 3,098 yards and 12 touchdowns against 15 interceptions, and ran four 252 yards and five touchdowns. On the ground, Henry rushed for 693 yards and five touchdowns while DeMarco Murray added 659 yards and six touchdowns. In the receiving end, Delanie Walker and Rishard Lewis finished with the 788 yards each and combined for seven touchdowns. Erick Decker contributed 545 yards while Corey Davis and Murray had combine for 641 yards in receptions.

Offensively, the Titans averaged 21.3 points and 319.5 total yards (205.0 in passing and 114.5 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Titans yielded 23.1 points and 334.6 total yards (245.5 in passing and 89.1 in rushing) per game.

Titans vs Patriots game schedule info:

Date: January 13, 2018
Start Time: 8:15 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread:  Oddshark put the Patriots as 13.5 point favorites over the Titans.
Prediction: NE wins against the point spread