Redskins-Titans Saturday Betting Preview: The Josh Johnson Show Rolls On

Dec 21, 2018 3:32 PM EST
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Kim Klement, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Josh Johnson

Betting odds: Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans

  • Spread: Titans -10
  • Over/Under: 37
  • Time: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NFL Network

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Betting market: Even though the Redskins are playing Josh Johnson at quarterback on the road, they are attracting nearly 60% of bets at the time of writing, kicking the line down from Washington +10.5 to +10.

There’s a bets-vs.-dollars discrepancy building on the total, as well, with 70% of tickets on the over, but nearly 50% of the money on the under (see live betting data here). — PJ Walsh

Trends to know: Tennessee scored 17 points in a win over the New York Giants in Week 15, and now the Titans are double-digit favorites at home.

Since 2003, teams that are favored by 10 or more points a week after scoring 20 or fewer points have gone 71-89-4 (44%) against the spread, per our Bet Labs data. — John Ewing

The Redskins have scored 16 points or fewer in each of their past three games. Since 2003, teams that scored fewer than 17 points in three consecutive games are 125-137-4 ATS (47.7%). — Evan Abrams

After pulling off the upset as 7.5-point underdogs against the Jaguars in Week 15, the Redskins are big underdogs against Tennessee this weekend. History hasn’t been kind to teams in this spot.

Since 2011, teams that are listed as an underdog of at least seven points after pulling off an outright win in the same spot the previous week are just 5-19-1 ATS (20.8%).

Teams in this spot have lost 16 consecutive games straight up dating back to 2013. — Evan Abrams

Playoff picture: There’s really only one NFC playoff spot up for grabs, and believe it or not, the 7-7 Redskins are one of four teams still alive for it. But our simulations only give them a 6.2% chance to make it due to having a tough remaining schedule (at Tennessee and vs. Philly) and a third-string QB under center.

The Titans, Ravens and Colts are in a battle for the AFC’s 6-seed. With Tennessee being 10-point favorites vs. Washington and likely to win the game straight up, its playoff chances will come down to a Week 17 game vs. the Colts.

A Ravens loss later on Saturday night would go a long way toward improving the Titans’ odds of making the dance. — Scott T. Miller