There are bound to be plenty of fireworks in Sunday’s AFC showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. Two of the league’s best offenses will be matched up against two of its worst defenses in this NFL betting contest. As a result, the total for this Chiefs vs Titans matchup is one of the highest we will see all season. Oddsmakers have also installed the visitors as modest favorites for this game.
Chiefs vs Titans Week 7 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 7 Game
Kansas City Chiefs (3-3, 2-1 Away) vs. Tennessee Titans (4-2, 2-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Venue: Nissan Stadium — Nashville, TN
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Kansas City Chiefs Preview
The Chiefs came away from their Week 6 victory over the Washington Football Team with plenty of positives. Most notably, the defense held Washington to just 13 points. Keep in mind that this was a unit that came into last week’s game allowing over 32 points per game and ranked dead last in adjusted defensive efficiency. Even with star pass-rusher, Chris Jones sidelined, Kansas City was able to put together their best defensive effort of the season thus far. They’ll need to be even sharper in Sunday’s NFL betting matchup if they hope to slow down the potent Titans’ offense.
On offense, the Chiefs played their first game without lead RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire last week. Darrel Williams filled in admirably, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the win. Patrick Mahomes threw all over the Washington defense, finishing with 397 yards passing and two touchdowns. He did, however, throw two more interceptions. Turnovers have been a big problem for Mahomes this season. In a game where both defenses may struggle to get stops, it will be paramount for him to take better care of the football.
Tennessee Titans Preview
After last Monday’s game, it isn’t an exaggeration to say that the Titans’ offense is carried by one man. Of course, that man is running back Derrick Henry. He stampeded all over a strong Buffalo Bills defense last week, finishing with 143 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The season is only six games old, but Henry already has nearly 800 yards rushing. His quest for back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons is off to a blistering start. Thanks to his most recent performance, the NFL betting underdog Titans were able to upset the Bills in front of a primetime audience.
Unfortunately, Tennessee’s Week 6 win did come at a cost. Star offensive tackle Taylor Lewan was carted off with an injury and has been ruled out for Sunday’s contest. Joining him in exiting Monday’s game early were cornerback Caleb Farley and wideout Julio Jones. The former is done for the season with an ACL tear and the latter is questionable to play this week. The injury to Farley could prove extremely detrimental in this week’s NFL betting matchup against the Chiefs. The Titans’ defensive secondary was thin on talent, to begin with. The last thing they can afford is to lose their starters ahead of a game against the star-studded Chiefs. Expect the Titans to once again lean on Henry and try to keep the ball away from the K.C. offense as much as possible.
Chiefs vs Titans Odds and Spread
Moneyline: KC: (-200) | TEN: (+160)
Spread: KC: -4.5 (-110) | TEN: +4.5 (-110)
Total: 57.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via Action Network: KC: (53%) | TEN: (47%)
Chiefs vs Titans NFL Betting Trends
- Chiefs are just 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games.
- Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
- Chiefs are 12-2 straight up in their last 14 road games.
- The total has gone over in four of the Titans’ last five games.
- Seven of the last ten Chiefs vs Titans head-to-head matchups have gone over the total.
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Chiefs vs Titans Stats
- Kansas City is averaging 30.8 PPG this season (No. 5 in the NFL).
- Kansas City is surrendering 29.3 PPG this season (No. 28 in the NFL).
- Tennessee is averaging 27.7 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 8 in the NFL).
- Tennessee is surrendering 26.8 PPG this season (No. 24 in the NFL).
Chiefs vs Titans Prediction
The Chiefs vs Titans NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.