Division leaders in the AFC will collide on Sunday Night Football when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs (5-2) have a one-game lead over the Chargers in the AFC West and are coming off a 44-23 victory at San Francisco. The Titans (5-2) have a two-game lead over the Colts in the AFC South standings and have won five in a row. Both Kansas City and Tennessee are chasing the Bills (6-1) for the best record in the AFC. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (ankle), defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (ankle) and outside linebacker Bud Dupree (illness) are among the players listed as questionable.
Kickoff is 8:20 p.m. ET. Kansas City is a 12.5-point favorite in the latest Titans vs. Chiefs odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 46. Before making any Chiefs vs. Titans picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 148-107 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Titans vs. Chiefs and just locked in its picks and NFL Week 9 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Chiefs vs. Titans:
Why the Chiefs can cover
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is having another standout season. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback leads the NFL in passing touchdowns (20) and ranks second in passing yards per game (308.4). Behind Mahomes, Kansas City is second in the league in total offense (403.3 yards per game).
In addition, the Chiefs face a Tennessee team that hasn’t played a quality team recently. The Titans’ five-game winning streak has come across teams that are a combined 10-18-2. According to Football Outsiders, Tennessee has played the easiest schedule in the NFL through eight weeks. See which team to back here.
Why the Titans can cover
Tennessee has one of the league’s best running backs in Derrick Henry. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound power back leads the NFL in rushing yards per game (107.9) and ranks third in rushing touchdowns (seven). He is coming off his sixth career game with 200-plus rushing yards and multiple rushing touchdowns; no one else in NFL history has more than three such games.
In addition, the Titans have dominated the series against the Chiefs recently. Tennessee has beaten the Chiefs in five of the last six matchups, including a 27-3 victory in Nashville last season. See which team to back here.
How to make Titans vs. Chiefs picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s SNF pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Chiefs vs. Titans on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Chiefs vs. Titans spread you need to jump on Sunday, all from the model on a 148-107 roll on NFL picks, and find out.
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