Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview and Pick – Point Spread

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Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick

Tennessee Titans (7-8) 7-8 ATS, 9-6 O/U at Seattle Seahawks (5-10) 5-10 ATS, 7-8 O/U, NFL Week 17, Sunday January 3, 2010 Qwest Field Seattle, Washington 4:15 p.m. EST weather: high 48 degrees low 38 degrees with a few showers off and on.
By Wilson of Predictem.com

Point Spread: Tennessee -4.5/Seattle +4.5
Over/Under: 43.5

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The Tennessee Titans will look to at least finish .500 on the season if they can go into Qwest Field and beat the struggling Seattle Seahawks. The Titans were pounded on Christmas Day by the not too surprising San Diego Chargers 42-17. Ouch! Merry Christmas Titan fans. But this week may be a different story as Seattle has dropped three consecutive contests in what many fans are calling an extremely disappointing season. The Seahawks were picked apart by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers last week as they lost at Green Bay 48-10. For Seattle fans its reminiscence of years ago when the Hawks were a consistent 6-10 year in and year out. What happened? Does Seattle need to bring back the spirited Chuck Knox to rally the troops? Just kidding, Mora is a good coach hes just dealing with a lot of issues including injuries, gut checks, and chemistry.

The Titans are averaging 22.5 points and 354 yards of total offense per game. Tennessee gains 190 yards passing and 163 yards on the ground. Defensively, the Titans allow 25.9 points per game with 369 yards of total offense to the opposition. They give up an average of 264 yards through the air and 105 yards rushing.

Seattle enters this contest averaging 17.8 points and 317 yards of total offense per game. The Hawks put up 222 yards passing and 95 yards rushing per outing. On the other side of the ball, the Hawks defense allows 24.9 points per contest to their opponents. Seattle gives up 250 yards passing and 109 yards rushing per game.

Tennessee is 2-5 SU, 3-4 ATS, and 4-3 O/U on the road this season, and they are 4-3 SU, 3-4 ATS, and 4-3 O/U as the favorite this year.

Seattle is 4-3 SU, 4-3 ATS, and 2-5 O/U at home this season. The Hawks are 1-9 SU, 1-9 ATS, and 5-5 O/U as the underdog this season.

The Titans have won three of their last five games while Seattle has just one win in their last five contests. The Titans are 10-3 ATS versus teams with a losing record. The over is 6-2 in Tennessees last eight games on field turf. Seattle is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.

The line on this game opened at Seattle +5.5 with a total of 43.5. Most offshore casinos are showing the Hawks +4 with totals of 44 or 43.5 depending on the particular sportsbooks. The Las Vegas Hilton Sportsbook is showing Seattle +4 with the O/U 44. If you happen to be at the Planet Hollywood Casino Sportsbook in Vegas you can get the Hawks at +2.5 along with the O/U of 44.

Vince Young and Matt Hasselbeck have a combined 22 interceptions on the season albeit Hasselbeck is responsible for 16 of the 22. Young has the better QB rating (85 to Hasselbecks 75).

The bottom line for Seattle is they must overcome all of the outside garbage that is taking away from the play on the field. In a Tuesday radio show hosted by Hawks receivers Nate Burleson and Deion Branch, fans called in to support and complain. Branch came right out and told Seattle fans if they werent with the team (supporting them) then just stay at home. He referred to some fans as fair weather fans who only supported the team after wins. Seattle will need to prove themselves on the field; they cannot get into a public debate about fan loyalty which only leads to negative press and more off field issues. The last thing you want to do is tell the people who pay your salary to stay home! If you want to play in the big leagues you better have thicker skin and mix in a win or eventually nobody will come to your games. You play a game for a living for a ridiculous amount of money; yes, its dangerous, but so is Law enforcement. I wonder if police officers could hold a weekly radio show and tell the bad guys to stay at home? I got a feeling the bad guys would still go out and do bad guy stuff. Get over yourself Branch; fans are part of the game, fair or foul.

Wilsons Pick: Seattle 17, Tennessee 20. Luck to ya.