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NFL Betting Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans

August 12, 2023


The Tennessee Titans finished last season with a record of 7-10 which led to a 2nd place finish in the AFC South and the Titans missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2018 NFL season.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears finished last season with a record of 3-14 which led to a 4th place finish in the NFC North and missing the playoffs for the 2nd consecutive season.

BookMaker has the Chicago Bears listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Tennessee Titans and has set the total for the over/under plays at 37 points. Which team will start the preseason off with a win? Let’s take a look at how these teams fared last season.

Tennessee Titans Team Preview

The Tennessee Titans missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2018 NFL season and finished in 2nd place in the AFC South with a record of 7-10. The Titans were 9-7-1 ATS overall, 6-2-1 ATS on the road, and 5-3-1 ATS as an underdog last season.

Offensively, the Tennessee Titans ranked 28th in points scored with an average of 17.53 points per game. Tennessee ranked 13th in rushing with an average of 125.35 rushing yards per game. The Titans ranked 30th in passing yards with an average of 171.41 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the Titans ranked 13th in points against with an average of 21.12 points allowed per game. Tennessee ranked 1st in rushing yards allowed with an average of 76.88 rushing yards allowed per game. The Tennessee Titans ranked 32nd in passing yards allowed with an average of 274.76 passing yards allowed per game.

Chicago Bears Team Preview

The Chicago Bears finished in 4th place in the NFC North and missed the playoffs for the 2nd consecutive season after finishing with a record of 3-14. The Bears were 5-11-1 ATS overall, 3-5-1 ATS at home, and 0-1-1 ATS as a favorite last season.

Offensively, the Chicago Bears ranked 23rd in the NFL in points scored with an average of 19.18 points per game. Chicago ranked 1st in the NFL in rushing yards with an average of 177.35 rushing yards per game. The Bears ranked 32nd in the NFL in passing yards with an average of 130.53 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the Bears ranked 32nd in points against with an average of 27.24 points allowed per game. Chicago ranked 31st in rushing yards allowed with an average of 157.29 rushing yards allowed per game. The Chicago Bears ranked 18th in passing yards allowed per game with an average of 218.59 passing yards.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Chicago has won four of the last seven games in the series and has won by an average score of 25.71 to 23 while going 4-3 ATS in those matchups. The Titans have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Bears have outscored the TItans by an average of 29.67 to 23.67 while going 2-1 ATS in those contests.

The over has hit in five of the last seven games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 48.71 points per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 53.33 points per game in those matchups.

Chicago finished last season with one of the worst defenses in the NFL as they allowed the most points per game with an average of 27.24 points. The over has been the trend in the series, hitting in five of the last seven and two of the last three games. As a result, I am taking the over 37 points for this matchup on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Over 37 Points