Titans vs. Bears Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 4 Odds, Prediction

Frank Doyle | Updated Aug 26, 2019

NFL: Preseason-Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders

The Tennessee Titans were 0-4 straight up and against the spread (ATS) last year in pre-season and are a combined 2-9 outright and ATS dating back to 2017 exhibition play.

Tennessee
9-7
AT
August 29, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Soldier Field
Chicago
8-8
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +162
Over / Under o +33
Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -195
Over / Under u +33

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is one of a number of NFL coaches who has thrown in the towel with pre-season play. He has kept all of his top weapons far away from action and will do the same again on Thursday against the Titans. Last week the Colts followed Nagy’s lead with their starters and don’t expect to recognize many of players Tennessee sends out unless you’ve memorized the Titans depth chart.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Tennessee Titans just aren’t a good pre-season bet lately. They were 0-4 straight up and against the spread (ATS) last year and are a combined 2-9 outright and ATS dating back to 2017. They opened as 2.5-point home underdogs here before moving up to +3. Meanwhile, despite Chicago’s nasty defence, the Bears have played over the total in seven of their last eight pre-season games.

Tennessee Titans

Nobody is going to get too bent out of shape over a pre-season loss, but the Titans didn’t look good in Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Titans coach Mike Vrabel pulled starting quarterback Marcus Mariota after he went 0-for-3 in two possessions behind a leaky offensive line. Tennessee gave up seven sacks and a safety in the 18-6 loss.

“We want to make sure that we can protect our quarterback — that’s important,” Vrabel said. “It’s imperative that we do that as a staff and we do that as an offensive group. … I wanted to see how the game was going, and at that point in time I thought it was in the team’s best interest and in everybody’s best interest that we get him out of the game at that point in time.”

Chicago Bears

The Bears picked up their first win of the pre-season in Indy and covered as 2.5-point underdogs in a game that was entirely overshadowed by Andrew Luck‘s retirement announcement. Chicago’s reserves erased a 17-7 deficit in the second quarter by scoring the game’s next 20 points to run away with the victory. Devan Bush took an interception 91 yards for a score and newly-appointed starting kicker Eddy Pineiro hit all five of his kicks – three extra points and two field goals (one from 58 yards). Quarterback Tyler completed 11 of 16 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown and will likely see a lot more work on Thursday.

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