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NFL Free Pick & Prediction: Tennessee Titans vs New England Patriots 1/4/2020

The Tennessee Titans take to the street on Saturday when they visit Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts to play the New England Patriots in an AFC special case standoff. The Titans (9-7) secured a season finisher spot in the wake of vanquishing the Houston Texans on Sunday 35-14. Ryan Tannehill tossed for 198 yards and a couple of touchdowns, while Derrick Henry scrambled for 211 yards and three touchdowns and secured the NFL surging title.

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Titans vs Patriots Free Pick & Prediction:

Ryan Tannehill has 2,742 yards going with 22 touchdowns and six interferences. Derrick Henry is the main rusher for the Titans with 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. A. J. Dark colored leads every one of Titans’ beneficiaries with 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Logan Ryan drives the Titans in handles with 113.

New England finished the ordinary season 12-4 after a 27-24 misfortune at home to the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady went for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one capture in the misfortune. The Patriots guard surrendered 389 yards and New England turned the ball over twice. The Patriots presented 18 first downs on 26 by the Dolphins. The Patriots were supported by 17 at the opening shot.

Tom Brady has tossed for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight block attempts. The main rusher for the Patriots is Sony Michel with 912 yards and seven touchdowns. Julian Edelman drives all recipients for New England with 1,117 yards and six touchdowns. Jamie Collins Sr. is the main tackler with 82.

Tennessee Titans vs New England Patriots game breakdown:

The Titans:

Tennessee battled in the primary portion of the period, beginning the year 2-4. Since that point, the group won seven of their last 10 games to secure a season finisher spot. The Titans opened the season by destroying Cleveland 43-13 out and about before falling 19-17 at home to Indianapolis and 20-7 making progress toward Jacksonville on a Thursday night. Tennessee ricocheted back by overwhelming Atlanta 24-10 making progress toward return to .500 however misfortunes at home to Buffalo (14-7) and out and about at Denver (16-0) left them 2-4 on the season. The Titans bounced back with close home triumphs over the Chargers (23-20) and the Buccaneers (27-23) to get to the .500 imprint on the season before losing out and about (30-20) to Carolina. Tennessee energized late to stagger Kansas City (35-32) at home before going into their bye week. Leaving the bye, the Titans moved Jacksonville (42-20) at home, beat the Colts (31-17) and Raiders (42-21) out and about before losing to Houston (24-21) in week 15 and to New Orleans (38-28) in week 16, both at home. That set up for their rematch with Houston with the end of the season games in question.

The Patriots: 

New England got their opportunities where all they required was a success over Miami in week 17 to bolt up a first-round bye. Rather, the Patriots, in spite of being favored by 17 at home, lost the game and saw Kansas City win to send them to the trump card round. New England opened their season with a 33-3 home destruction of Pittsburgh and lined that up with uneven successes over Miami (43-0) out and about and the Jets (30-14) at home. The Patriots at that point slugged their way to an extreme success (16-10) at Buffalo before whipping Washington (33-7) out and about and the Giants (35-14) at home. New England at that point pounded the Jets on a Monday night (33-0) out and about and constrained turnovers on three straight plays on the way to a home success (27-13) over Cleveland. The Patriots endured their first loss of the period with a street misfortune (37-20) to Baltimore before bouncing back with a 17-10 street prevail upon Philadelphia and a 13-9 home win over Dallas. New England at that point dropped a street game to Houston (28-22) and a home game to Kansas City (23-16) preceding whipping Cincinnati (34-13) out and about in week 15. The Patriots at that point revitalized to bring down Buffalo (24-17) in week 16 at home to win the AFC East and put them in the circumstance where a success would get them a first-round bye.

Important Matchups in this game:

Titans Run vs Patriots Run Defense

Tennessee has been strong with the ground game this season as they have been progressively dedicated to the run. The Titans have run for in excess of 100 yards in 12 of their games this season with their main two yields coming in the most recent month. Tennessee has two different games where they ran for at any rate 91 yards. The run game been phenomenal in the second 50% of the period with in any event 140 yards in every one of their last seven games. In three of those games, the Titans have gone over the 200-yard mark: they ran for a season-high 225 yards against the Chiefs in week 10 preceding the bye and piled on 219 yards against the Jaguars back in week 12. The principal meeting against the Texans saw Tennessee hammer out 163 yards on the ground. A week ago, the Titans went out of control as they accumulated a season-high 245 yards and three scores in the rematch with Houston.

Derrick Henry drives the group with 303 conveys for a class driving 1,540 yards and 16 scores on the season. Marcus Mariota is fourth in the group with 24 conveys for 129 yards while Dion Lewis (54 conveys, 209 yards) and Ryan Tannehill (43 conveys, 185 yards, four TD) are next. As a group, the Titans have 14 run plays that have secured in any event 20 yards this season. Henry has nine of them while Tannehill has three. Jonny Smith (four conveys, 78 yards) and A.J. Dark colored (three conveys, 60 yards, TD) have the others. Tennessee has moved the chains through the run game a sum of multiple times on the year.

The Patriots have been really strong at halting the run this season. New England has enabled only six adversaries to run for at any rate 100 yards in their 16 games this season. They have had their battles recently in any case. That incorporates a game against the Redskins where almost half (65 of 145) of the yards went ahead an end-around against Washington. In the last five games, the Patriots have permitted only one 100-yard game on the ground with that coming against the Bengals in week 15. A week ago, New England held Miami with 22 conveys for 63 yards and a score.

Jamie Collins Sr. drives the group with 81 handles (58 performance) alongside three constrained mishandles and a bumble recuperation this season from his linebacker position. Lawrence Guy (61 handles, two mishandle recuperations), Danny Shelton (61 handles, constrained bobble), Jonathan Jones (53 handles, two constrained bumbles) and Dont’a Hightower (71 handles, bungle recuperation, TD) are among the top tacklers in the group so far this season. Collins drives the group with 14 handles for misfortune while Hightower contributes 9.5 and Kyle Van Noy (56 handles, three constrained bungles, two mishandle recoups, TD) contributes eight. Adam Butler (26 handles) includes eight handles for misfortune the year. As a squad, the Patriots have moved up 77 handles for misfortune and constrained 15 bungles while recouping 11, including two bobble returns for scores, this season.

Some Notable Trends of Titans and Patriots:

  • Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Titans last 4 on the road
  • New England is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 in the postseason
  • The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Patriots last 10 playoff games at home

Final Score Prediction: New England Patriots 24, Tennessee Titans 20

PICK: Tennessee Titans +5 (-110)

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