Welcome to the playoffs! With our gambling record sitting at 10-2 on the season, we are just as excited as you are to see Tennessee in the wild card round because it means one thing… we can keep making money.

There are a couple of really attractive bets in the Titans vs. Patriots matchup, but we won’t get greedy; we’ll stick with one.

If you’ve been listening to Nashville sports talk and reading about the Titans this week, then you’ve definitely convinced yourself that the Titans can win this game and therefore, cover their +4.5 point spread. I also believe they can win and cover. But I’m not going to tell you that they will.

Here’s what I am going to tell you will happen. The Titans and Patriots game will hit the over of 44. If you were able to jump on the total when it opened at 40, good for you. If not, I’d still hammer it.

I know what you’re thinking, “but the Patriots defense is so good!” Let’s take a closer look at that.

The Patriots defense has been very good against the likes of the Redskins, Jets, Browns, Giants, Bengals, etc. Are you impressed? I didn’t think so.

Against the best offenses they’ve played, the Pats have given up points. Baltimore scored 37, Houston scored 28 and Kansas City scored 23. There is no question that the Titans offense is just as capable, if not better, than at least two of those teams. And by the way, New England gave up 27 and lost to the Dolphins last week too.

The Titans are sure to put up points and there isn’t a doubt in my mind that the Patriots will also. It’s the playoffs which means we can count on Tom Brady putting on a show despite the Bad News Bears group of wide outs he has around him. Add in a depleted Titans secondary and this spells a high scoring game.

Trends point in our direction as well. The over has hit in nine of Tennessee’s last 10 games. The over has also hit in four of New England’s last five.

Don’t bet against Brady. Don’t bet against Belichick. Don’t bet against the Titans offense.

Take the over.

 

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