Titans Getting Surprisingly High Percentage of Moneyline Bets on FanDuel Sportsbook
The Tennessee Titans have pulled off back-to-back shocking upsets, against the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, respectively. Tennessee is once again a sizable underdog, as the Kansas City Chiefs are 7.5-point home favorites in the AFC Championship, but that doesn't appear to have deterred bettors much.
Surprisingly, 79 percent of the bets have come in on the Titans' moneyline, accounting for 70 percent of the total money bet on the moneyline.
While the difference in payout could account for some of the disparity, as Tennessee's moneyline pays out at +290 and Kansas City's is at -350, this is still a pretty significant difference.
And even if the Chiefs are the more talented team on paper, Tennessee is a bit of a nightmare matchup for Kansas City. The Chiefs were the league's sixth-best defense against the pass in 2019, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, but Kansas City was the NFL's fourth-worst defense against the run by DVOA.
That vulnerability should play right into Tennessee's hands. Derrick Henry just became the first running back in NFL history to rack up at least 180 rushing yards in three straight games, a streak that is still active, and the Titans finished as the league's fifth-best rush offense by DVOA.
It's also certainly worth noting that Tennessee already beat Kansas City once this season, 35-32, back in Week 10.
Whether or not Tennessee can actually pull off another upset remains to be seen, but it certainly seems like bettors are confident in the Titans this week.
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