Sportsbooks are offering player props and anytime touchdown scorer bets for Week 9’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs.
Tennessee hopes that Ryan Tannehill’s ankle can get right in time for Sunday’s contest against Kansas City, who is fresh off a bye and is one of the biggest favorites of the week.
Read on to learn why we have Patrick Mahomes putting on a passing clinic during Sunday’s primetime contest.
Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs Odds
The Titans and Chiefs are like those identical twins you may recall from high school. Despite their similarities (first place in their respective divisions and matching records), one is far more popular than the other in the eyes of the (betting) public.
Kansas City – priced between -560 and -650 on the moneyline as of Saturday evening – lays 12.5 points on the spread against its visiting foes. Tennessee’s best odds can be found at +460 at FanDuel and Caesars.
DraftKings bettors are hammering the favorite’s moneyline at an 86-14% split. However, Tennessee is receiving 62% of spread tickets (bets placed on the point spread).
Bettors can find the Over/Under total for this primetime all-AFC showdown anywhere between 45.5 and 46.5 points on legal US sports betting apps.
Also read: Titans vs. Chiefs Odds & Prediction
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|GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO|
Player Props, TD Scorer Bets for SNF Week 9
Patrick Mahomes Over 276.5 Passing Yards (-115, DraftKings), Over 2.5 Passing Touchdowns (+148, FanDuel)
There’s no stopping Mahomes from picking up right where he left off before his team’s bye week. He ranks second in the league in passing yards per game (308.4) and first in passing touchdowns (20).
Mahomes topped his Week 9 passing yardage prop total in each of his past three games, averaging 351 yards during that stretch. He also threw for three-plus touchdowns in three of his last four games.
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Weather forecasts in Tennessee have warned residents to be aware of a ton of passing from their opponents. The Titans have surrendered the ninth most yards and fourth most touchdowns through the air this season, and that’s despite playing against the likes of Daniel Jones, Derek Carr, Matt Ryan (twice), Carson Wentz, and Davis Mills.
Tennessee got smoked through the air by Josh Allen and the Bills in Week 2 to the tune of. 317 yards and four touchdowns, and there’s no reason why Mahomes and company can’t wreak the same level of havoc.
Derrick Henry Under 89.5 Rushing Yards (-106, Caesars), Anytime TD Scorer (-115, DraftKings)
Whether it’s the case that good rushing totals build leads or that leads build good rushing totals, the point is that Henry’s numbers are closely tied to if the Titans win or lose.
The true bell cow back has fallen victim to negative game scripts this season, as he has many times in his career. He posted 82 and 25 ground yards in the team’s two losses to open the season. The latter total came on 13 carries in a 41-7 defeat against the Buffalo Bills.
Henry has totaled 22-plus carries and triple-digit ground yards in four straight games, with the team winning all four. However, he’ll likely face another negative game script against a Chiefs defense that ranks third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (92.0 per game).
Here’s where it may get counterintuitive. Although we may not witness a vintage Derrick Henry performance Sunday night, he’s still a six-foot-three freight train of a running back who is a threat to score at any point in the red zone.
Henry has seven rushing touchdowns this season, and one of them came in that season-worst performance against the Bills.
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