Tennessee vs Vanderbilt
Spread – +3.5(UT): Taking Vandy here. Hate to be “that guy” but I have very little faith in this Tennessee team and their ability to TCOB tomorrow. I think Shurmer torches this young secondary, albeit a talented one. I hope I’m wrong, but this Volunteer team is a long way from deserving a bowl bid.
Over/Under – 50: Taking the under here. I think this late in the year, with this much film on each other, this game is a little lower scoring than this. Both teams have points for and points against hovering around 25, but I think the rivalry makes this one a little grittier.
Score Prediction: 28 to 17 Vanderbilt
Titans vs Texans
Spread – +6.5(Titans): Once again going with the opposing rivals. I think we lose by more than a touchdown. Our seemingly air-tight defense is averaging over 30 points against in the last 3 meetings. Our offense has hit a wall… again. I’m not sold on Mariota’s health, whether it’s mental or physical. This Houston team has rattled off 7 straight.
Over/Under – 41.5: Going with over. I see more of a shootout in this rivalry. Houston is talented and Tennessee shows up when they’re supposed to be underdogs. It’s Monday night, the lights are bright, and I feel a barn-burner. Titans continue their slump and Texans continue their roll. Titans will be forced to win every divisional game from here out and they may do just that.
Score Prediction: 31 to 21 Texans
Giants vs Eagles
Spread – Eagles -6: Take this one to the house. Eagles get back on track and smoke a jabroni-ridden Giants team, led by the mouth-breathing extraordinaire Eli “the other” Manning. The Eagles have been beat up by the super bowl slumps this year. This is the week they turn it around and make a push in the very winnable NFC East.
Over/Under – 47: Take the under! I think it’s a trouncing in the making, but an ugly one. Both teams are averaging around 20 points for. Both are struggling offenses. Once again, I think the mutual hate and large amounts of film makes this one a defensive struggle.
Score Prediction 27 to 13 Eagles