The Tennessee Titans (11-5) enter Week 18 with plenty of motivation ahead of their game vs. the Houston Texans (4-12). With a victory, Tennessee will lock up a first-round bye in the playoffs and secure the franchise's first No. 1 postseason seed since 2008. However, a loss would open the door for other AFC teams to get the bye and Tennessee could drop as low as No. 4 in the conference. Tennessee has already lost this year to Houston as the Texans' 22-13 win in Week 11 was one of the biggest upsets of the season. In select markets, you can stream the game on Paramount+.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from NRG Stadium in Houston. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Titans as 10.5-point favorites in the latest Texans vs. Titans odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 42.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Titans vs. Texans

  • Texans vs. Titans date: Sunday, Jan. 9
  • Texans vs. Titans time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Texans vs. Titans TV channel: CBS 
  • Texans vs. Titans live stream: Paramount+

Week 18 NFL picks for Titans vs. Texans

Before you tune in to Sunday's Texans vs. Titans game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 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 five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

For Titans vs. Texans, the model is backing the Over (42.5) to hit. The location of this game being in Houston matters for the over-under as the over fares much better for the Texans in home games and the same can be said for the Titans in road games. The over is 5-2 when the Titans go on the road, while the over is 5-3 when Houston is at home.

Neither D'Onta Foreman nor Dontrell Hilliard will be confused with Derrick Henry, who will remain out with a toe injury, but the duo has been exceptional over the last few weeks. Tennessee is averaging over 170 rushing yards per game over the last five games, and the model projects the Titans to top 140 on the ground on Sunday. Titans QB Ryan Tannehill is also expected to throw for two scores against Houston's defense.

Houston QB Davis Mills is also expected to find the endzone with his arm as he's shown great improvement as the season has progressed. Mills has eight TDs over his last five starts and he'll do enough on Sunday to not put the entire burden on the Titans to contribute to the total number of points. The model projects both the Titans and the Texans to exceed their scoring averages, with 48 total points being scored. Thus, SportsLine's model has the Over (42.5) hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations.

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