Chiefs vs. Titans prediction, pick, odds, and how to watch the Week 7 game

Here's everything you need to know for the Chiefs vs. Titans game, including betting odds, a prediction, and channel options.

It’s an early matchup between AFC playoff contenders, but will it meet the expectations that come with those labels? Let’s take a closer look at the Chiefs vs. Titans Week 7 game while providing NFL odds, channel options, and a game prediction.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans prediction and odds | Week 7

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  • Spread: Chiefs -4
  • Moneyline: Chiefs -200, Titans +170
  • Over/Under: 56.5
  • Odds from DraftKings sportsbook.

As of writing, the Chiefs are the favorites in this matchup, with a spread of -4. This is subject to change following the Titans’ Monday Night Football game against Buffalo. Yet, for now, the Chiefs are the easier team to back. That’s not a sudden realization but instead precipitated by the first six weeks. While neither team has been perfect, Kansas City has looked stronger consistently.

Through six weeks, while Kansas City is 3-3 overall, they’re only 2-4 against the spread (ATS). It’s worth noting, however, that the Chiefs’ four losses against the spread came against the Browns, Ravens, Chargers, and Bills. All four of those teams are viewed as top contenders in the AFC. Against Philadelphia and Washington, the Chiefs covered with ease.

There’s a strong correlation between Kansas City’s losses ATS and their level of competition. That correlation does not remain in the case of the Titans. Tennessee was 3-2, both overall and ATS, heading into MNF. But one of their losses came against the Jets. Granted, Tennessee was missing both Julio Jones and A.J. Brown in that game. Nevertheless, even when healthy, the passing attack hasn’t gelled.

The KC’s secondary could provide some opportunity there, but the Chiefs look like the better-prepared team at the moment.

Chiefs vs. Titans prediction: Who wins in this crucial AFC clash?

The quarterback comparison is always one of the first to analyze. And in this case, the Chiefs have a clear advantage. Neutralizing Patrick Mahomes is always a tough ask for defenses. In Tennessee’s case, their young secondary may be even less equipped than usual.

Having said that, the Titans’ front has been adept at producing pressure. Overall, Tennessee’s defense has generated pressure at a clip of 25.4% — good for sixth in the league. Harold Landry had 4.5 sacks and 20 pressures in his first five games, and the tandem of Denico Autry and Jeffery Simmons has also been tremendous.

Health is key for the Chiefs, who didn’t have starting right tackle Lucas Niang available last week. Rookie interior linemen Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith have played well, but Tennessee’s pressure unit is suddenly a force to be reckoned with.

Health is just as important for Tennessee’s offense. But assuming they are healthy, they can cause some trouble. Kansas City’s pass defense has been maligned against opponents with more firepower. And on the ground, the Chiefs are allowing a third-worst 5.2 yards per carry. Derrick Henry, who’s been on a tear, could keep piling on numbers.

Chiefs vs. Titans prediction

This matchup may be somewhat favorable for the Titans, but the spread of -4 might be a bit too small to swing in their favor. Again, a lot depends on what happens on Monday Night Football. Right now, though, Tennessee’s passing attack might not have enough juice to keep up with Mahomes. That said, the Titans’ defense has been solid and has the pressure generation capacity to force mistakes. Still, Kristian Fulton was recently placed on injured reserve — that’s a big blow for the secondary.

The Chiefs have been formidable road warriors this year, and I think that continues next week. The Titans should be able to compete, but with two tumultuous secondaries, it should be a game of touchdowns. And one of those touchdowns will ultimately cover the spread for Kansas City.

Prediction: Chiefs 34, Titans 28

How to watch and listen to Chiefs vs. Titans this week

  • Start time: 1 PM
  • Channel: CBS
  • Live stream:
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    • fuboTV
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    • DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket
    • NFL Mobile App
  • Listen:
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Ian Cummings is a Draft Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and his voice and face on Pro Football Network Daily. Follow him on Twitter @ian_cummings_9.