Bears vs. Titans Point Spread: NFL Preseason Odds and Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Aug 23, 2017

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The Chicago Bears will visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET) in a matchup of two teams that have split their first two preseason games. 

Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans

The Bears and Titans are both 1-1 through two preseason games and they’ve both been plagued with inconsistency. The Bears first-string offense struggled in Week 1 as the team lost 24-17 at home to the Denver Broncos. Then they rebounded with a quality effort in Week 2, winning 24-23 at Arizona. The Titans have been similarly uneven, scoring just three points in a 7-3 loss at the New York Jets in Week 1. Then they rebounded in a big way in Week 2, scoring a 34-27 win over Carolina. The 34 points scored were the most in preseason Week 2 play.

Bears vs. Titans Point Spread and Betting Odds

The Titans are pegged as 3-point favourites (-120) on the NFL odds board with the total at 43. Both teams are 1-1 against the spread in preseason play, but for what it’s worth, the Bears have covered in four of their last five meetings overall.

We have two experienced head coaches in this contest with Mike Mularkey and John Fox, and both have slightly positive preseason winning percentages. Fox’s teams are 33-29, but keep in mind that his teams were 14-2 in his first 16 exhibition games. His success has tapered off. As for Mularkey, his teams are 10-8. His teams are 1-3 in Week 3 of the preseason while Fox’s squads are 8-7.

Chicago Bears

The Bears offence has been mostly productive in the first two games of the preseason. While Mike Glennon looks like he’ll eventually be named the Week 1 starter, he has looked worse than rookie passer Mitch Trubisky. Glennon is a combined 15-of-26 for 109 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Trubisky has looked poised, albeit against backups, going 24-of-33 for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also added 38 yards on the ground. The Bears third-string passer is veteran Mark Sanchez. This is a good preseason rotation.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans are coming off a strong offensive effort in Week 2 where they scored 34 points, but it’s worth noting that the Carolina Panthers handed them three turnovers. The Titans only totaled 369 yards, making it one heck of an efficient day. However, their backups haven’t done much this preseason. The Titans only had 10 second-half points last week and only three in Week 1. Experts have questioned their depth and so far, it seems like those concerns are legitimate.

The good news is that their starters should play longer in this affair given that it’s Week 3.

Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans

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