Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans - 8/29/19 NFL Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans at Chicago Bears
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Soldier Field)
Chicago Bears -3 -- O/U: 33
The Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears meet up to close out their respective preseasons in week 4 NFL preseason action from Soldier Field on Thursday.
The Tennessee Titans will look to finish the preseason back where they started at .500 after falling to 1-2 on the year after an 18-6 loss to Pittsburgh last time out. Logan Woodside threw for 117 yards on 11 of 15 passing while Ryan Tannehill threw for 62 yards on 6 of 9 passing and Marcus Mariota threw for no yards while failing to complete any of his three pass attempts. Jeremy McNichols rushed for 43 yards to lead the Titans while Alex Barnes had 32 rushing yards. Kalif Raymond led Tennessee’s receiving corps with 5 catches for 58 yards. On the defensive end, Mike Jordan and Amani Hooker each had an interception with Jordan logging a team-high 4 tackles in the defeat.
The Chicago Bears will look to also finish at .500 after improving to 1-2 with their first win of the preseason in the form of a 27-17 win over the Colts last time up. Tyler Bray threw for 136 yards and a touchdown on 11 of 16 passing while Ryan Nall led the Bears on the ground with 73 rushing yards including a 69-yard scamper. Jesper Horsted led the Bears’ receiving group with 3 receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown. The game ball went to Chicago’s defense who were responsible for a pair of touchdowns with a 91-yard Deon Bush pick-six and a Joel Iyiegbuniwe had a fumble return for a score. This was all part of a Bears defensive effort that combined for 6 sacks, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble that was recovered. Josh Woods and Jameer Thurman led the Bears with 5 tackles each in the victory.
Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Chicago is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’d like to give Tennessee a look with the free field goal, but the fact is that week 4 is probably where the starters will see the most action. We finally saw what the Bears were capable of on defense against Indianapolis when making a collective effort, and I just trust Chicago as a whole more than I do Tennessee. Chicago’s also been a monster ATS dating back to last season, so I’ll lay the field goal with Chicago here.