TENNESSEE TITANS: The defense is a bit dinged, with a few players questionable at Kansas City on Sunday, including linebacker Jayon Brown (shoulder) and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (foot). Wideout Adam Humphries (ankle), who has missed the past six games, is also questionable. But The SuperBook’s oddsmakers aren’t concerned about those injuries. “No move for any of the Titans guys,” Osterman said. Tennessee is a 7-point underdog in this 3:05 p.m. ET kick.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Star tight end Travis Kelce (knee) was limited in practice for the home tilt against Tennessee, but he was questionable in last week’s divisional win over Houston and had 10 receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns. “Kelce would be worth a half-point if he didn’t play, but he’s expected to play.” The Chiefs are 7-point favorites.
TENNESSEE AT KANSAS CITY: Snow and freezing rain hit Kansas City on Friday, but the weather is expected to be clear for the 12:05 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday. That said, it’ll be cold, on the order of 20 degrees with 10-15 mph winds making it feel chillier still. “It’s not expected to have much effect on the scoring. The total has actually gone up. We took some bets on Over 52, and we’re now at 53.” The total opened 50.5.
Pros vs. Joes
TENNESSEE AT KANSAS CITY: Friday morning, neither of the conference championship games had a Pros vs. Joes flair. By Friday night, that had changed. “We hadn’t seen too much sharp money come in, except for some early action on Tennessee, which is why that line came down,” Osterman said of a speedy drop last Sunday from Chiefs -9.5 to -7.5. “But we have started to see more public Chiefs money, especially on the moneyline and in teasers. If this trend continues, then I could see classifying it as a Pros vs. Joes game.”
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