The Tennessee Titans won their first playoff last season since the postseason of 2008. This victory seemed to inject some new life into the team boosting their morale. Owing to the frustrations for not progressing as needed, general manager Jon Robinson had to change tact if the team was to compete in the cut-throat NFL. One of the strategies was to look for a more effective head coach. In light of this, Mike Mularkey exited as his position was occupied by the promising Mike Vrabel. It is this new change of guard that the Titans are banking on to increase their odds to win the AFC South title in the 2018 season. With a divisional win, the team can cement its prowess as it marches on to the top.
You will remember that the 2017 AFC South champions were won by the Jaguars. The Titans had to contend with a wild-card berth. Currently, the odds to win the coveted title are interesting. According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the Titans are placed third to win in the odds at 7-2. This information was revealed by Rob Nelson of ESPN. Odds for the Titans to win the Super Bowl are 25-1. Nelson went ahead to comment on the prospects of the Titans. He stated that it was quite commendable to make it to the playoffs after a punishing dry spell.
Nelson also noted that in the wild-card round, the team overcame a deficit to humble the Kansas City Chiefs. It will also be noted that the oddsmakers were not too far off last season where the Titans performance was concerned. Despite entering the division favorites, Tennessee lost the AFC South win. They saw a win total of nine. This season, the odds outlook are slightly minimal for the team as their prospective win total has been placed at eight. Overall, the team ranks third favorite in the division.
Having said the above, the game can turn to provide unexpected performances. In this regard, fans will continue to cross their fingers hoping for the very best. According to AFC South odds of May by BetDSI, the Titans were ranked third at +300; just like this new ranking. The top contenders and favorites to win are the Texans with odds set at +155. The jaguars are ranked second place at +170. The Colts are spotted at number four with +600. These interesting odds may cause jitters in some quarters but like with all gaming action; only time will tell.
The Las Vegas oddsmakers have ranked the Jaguars at 7-5 with an over/under win total of 9. The Texans of Houston follow closely at 8-5 to win the AFC South title with an over/under set at 8.5. On the other hand, the Colts are at 7-1 with an over/under win total of 6.5. There is no question that the divisional title will be hotly contested. If these odds are anything to go by, the Titans clearly have their work cut out. No team is really safe until the title has been bagged. The 2018 season promises to keep all fans from all teams on toes.
The Titans have the 2nd-easiest strength-of-schedule in the NFL in 2018 (119-137 opp. record)! They should win 9-11 games in 2018 but have to prob. split w/Jags & Texans to win AFC South title! #Titans2018#NFLScheduleRelease2018#NFL2018