Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season will see important divisional matchups at the beginning and end of the slate, as many teams look to stay in the playoff race during the second half. The Tennessee Titans (6-2) currently hold a one-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) atop the AFC South, and they are listed as consensus 1.5-point home favorites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com to kick things off here with the Thursday Night Football matchup.
The Colts are coming off a 24-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens as 1-point home favorites last week and might find it difficult to beat the Titans on the road in this spot. Indianapolis has lost seven of nine straight up away from home, according to the OddsShark NFL Database, and is riding a six-game skid SU overall as an underdog. However, the Colts are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven divisional road games and 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in the past eight meetings with the Titans in Tennessee, at least giving them some hope in this situation.
Wrapping up Week 10 will be the reeling Chicago Bears (5-3) versus the hot Minnesota Vikings (3-5) on Monday Night Football in an NFC North battle. The Bears are listed as 2.5-point home underdogs at sports betting sites after losing three straight games while the Vikings have won two in a row behind running back Dalvin Cook, who has rushed for 369 yards and scored six total touchdowns in November. Chicago’s defense will be put to the test in trying to stay relevant in the NFC.
In between those two featured prime-time games will be five more divisional matchups on Sunday, including the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1) at New York Giants (2-7), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) at Carolina Panthers (3-6), Denver Broncos (3-5) at Las Vegas Raiders (5-3), Cincinnati Bengals (2-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-0) and Seattle Seahawks (6-2) at Los Angeles Rams (5-3). The Eagles (-3.5), Buccaneers (-6), Raiders (-5.5), Steelers (-7.5) and Rams (-2) are all favored playoff hopefuls looking to take another positive step towards making the postseason. Philadelphia and Los Angeles are coming off their bye weeks in this spot.
It is also worth noting that the Seahawks may lead the NFC West but have lost two of their last three games, surrendering an average of 36 points during that stretch behind the NFL’s worst defense (455.8 yards per game overall), which is on pace to give up the most passing yards in league history (362.1 per game). On a positive note though, Seattle has gone 10-4 SU in its last 14 road games and covered the spread in 11 of 14 overall as an underdog.