NFL Playoffs Wk 2 Titans Pats

NFL Playoffs Wk 2 Titans Pats

While the buzz around the mainstream sports media seems centered less on the Patriots vs. Titans Divisional matchup and more on the whisperings of discord within Patriot Nation, don’t expect Tom Brady or Bill Belichick to lose focus on what could be another historic Super Bowl run. On paper, the Pats actually have the easiest game of the Divisional round, with the Tennessee Titans looking less like a legitimate playoff team and more like your typical series of fortunate events. In other words, don’t expect Marcus Mariota to throw any touchdown passes to himself this weekend. You should, however, expect that the game will be a reasonably close one. The Pats are unlikely to cover the spread against the Titans.

For one thing, the Pats rarely seem to cover the point spread in the playoffs. No team has been as dominant as the Patriots over the last generation, but no team has kept its competition so frustratingly close when it counts the most. (The Pats have won their five B&B-era Super Bowls by an average just 3.8 points.) As such, the current Titans at Patriots point spread – which is 14 points at Bovada and 13 points at SportsBetting and BetOnline – seems a little high. Mariota is a legitimate dual threat at QB for TN, and he might keep New England’s defense on the field for a lot longer than they’d like. However, even if the contest is a close one, the game’s 47-point over/under seems attainable.

Tune in to kickoff this Saturday at 8:15 PM (CBS) to watch the Brady Bunch take another step towards history. On the other hand, USA online sportsbooks knows history has to reverse course sometime. So if you’re thinking upset, make sure you sign up at a legal online sportsbook like Bovada today, where you’ll currently get +600 on the Titans moneyline. Since no other team in the divisional round is bigger than a +290 dog, this is a golden opportunity for what’s sure to be the playoffs’ biggest potential payout.