Bears vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Aug 24, 2021

The battle between rookie Justin Fields and veteran Andy Dalton, to become Chicago's QB1, continues as the Bears end their preseason in Tennessee against the Titans on Saturday.

Chicago
3-2
AT
August 28, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Tennessee
3-2
Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -161
Over / Under o +36.5
Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +134
Over / Under u +36.5

We are officially entering the final week of the 2021 preseason and teams are starting to get their starters some warmup reps ahead of the regular season. While the last preseason game doesn’t always mean much, this weekend’s Chicago Bears-Tennessee Titans game has significance as quarterback Justin Fields is getting the start for Chicago.

The Bears were stomped by the Buffalo Bills in their last game, losing 41-15 at home. The Titans, on the other hand, are coming off back-to-back dominant wins over the Atlanta Falcons (23-3) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (34-3).

Chicago is a 2-point favourite to win on the NFL preseason odds, with a total of 36.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Matt Nagy and the Bears haven’t been great in the preseason lately. Since Nagy was hired to the organization, the franchise is just 2-5 overall in their last seven matchups played in Weeks 1 and 2 of the preseason. However, when it comes to the third preseason matchup, the team is 2-0.

Meanwhile, the Titans will be playing in this game with an interim head coach. Mike Vrabel will be out for this matchup due to COVID-19, so he won’t even be on the sidelines. Vrabel is 4-6 throughout his Titans head coaching career and is 0-2 in Week 3 of the preseason. It will be interesting to see how much effort they exert as they’ve already looked sharp in their first two contests.

Chicago Bears

Chicago is going to have to figure out their quarterback controversy in this final dress rehearsal. Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields are likely to split reps once again in this matchup. Fields played far better than Dalton in the first game, but the competition was closer in the second contest. In truth, Dalton has struggled both games – the team didn’t pick up a first down in his first four series’ in Week 2 – but Fields didn’t show that well either. He was 9-of-19 for 80 yards passing and he ran for another 46. At any rate, he’ll get the start, so we’ll see what he can do with the first opportunity.

We should also get to see who else can stand out as the No. 2 wideout for the team outside of Allen Robinson. Darnell Mooney has flashed route running skills, but it doesn’t seem like he is breaking away from a couple of other veteran receivers on the roster. Maybe this could be the game that Mooney shows the team why he deserves to be recognized as their number two.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans have shocked a lot of people with the way their depth has performed throughout the preseason. It wasn’t like they just won both games; they completely dominated solid opponents. Almost all of their starters haven’t even gotten to play a snap either, which makes it even more impressive. We could get to see Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry for a drive or two in this matchup, but the majority of the contest will be in the hands of Logan Woodside and Matt Barkley. Apparently, these two guys are more than capable of leading this team to another win and have all the momentum behind them ahead of this home game.

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