NFL Preseason Week 4: Cleveland at Chicago Betting Lines & Game Info

NFL Preseason Week 4: Cleveland at Chicago Betting Lines & Game Info

Written by on August 31, 2017

The Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears will both look to close out the scrimmage season on a positive note when they square off in their Week 4 NFL preseason matchup on Thursday night. The Browns are a perfect 3-0 this preseason while the Bears have gone an equally surprising 2-1. Now, let’s find out which team is the right pick in this Week 4 NFL preseason ender at Soldier Field. In addition, make sure to review the current betting odds favor the Chicago Bears on Thursday’s match.

NFL Preseason Week 4: Cleveland at Chicago Betting Lines & Game Info

When/Where: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Soldier Field)TV: NFL NetworkRadio: WKNR 850 AM (Cleveland) / WBBM 780 AM (Chicago)Live Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: Chicago Bears -3 / Total: 36Weather Forecast
  • Clear: 18°C/64°F
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Precipitation: 3%
  • Cloud Cover: 13%
  • Wind: 14 mph NNE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet the Cleveland Browns Odds at +3?

The Cleveland Browns improved to 3-0 this NFL preseason by beating Tampa bay 13-9 in Week to cash in as a 4-point road dog. In Week 1, Cleveland got past New Orleans 20-14 to cover the spread as a 3-point home favorite. In Week 2, the Browns took out the New York Giants 10-6 to cover the spread as a 1-point home underdog. Newly named rookie starting quarterback Rookie DeShon Kizer completed 6 of 18 passes for 93 yards and one interception. Backup Cody Kessler went 6-of-10 passing for 48 yards while third-stringer Kevin Hogan completed 7 of 13 passes for 82 and one touchdown while leading the Browns on a furious fourth quarter comeback that saw them put 10 points on the board in the final five minutes.Running back Duke Johnson .rushed three times for a team-high 43 yards while veteran running back Isaiah Crowell added 40 rushing yards on 11 carries. Wide receiver Corey Coleman hauled in four passes for a team-high 66 yards in the win while fellow wideout John Leslie added a touchdown garb in the win. The Browns converted five of their first seven third-down situations and got another solid performance from their defense in the win. Cleveland has allowed just 29 total points this NFL preseason.

Team Statistics

  • Offensive total yards 311.00
  • Current Offensive rush yards 107.00
  • Offensive passing yards 204.00
  • Average Score For 16.50
  • Defensive total yards 392.44
  • Current Defensive rush yards 142.75
  • Defensive passing yards 249.69
  • Average Score Against 28.25

Chiefs Face the Titans With Preseason Odds In Their Favor

Why Bet the Chicago Bears Odds at -3?

The Bears dominated Tennessee en route to a convincing 19-7 victory Sunday to cash in as a 3-point road underdog. In Week 1, Chicago lost a tough one against Denver while failing to cover the spread as a 1-point home favorite before beating Arizona 24-23 in Week 2 to cash in as a 1-point road dog. Veteran quarterback Mike Glennon completed 11 of 18 passes for 134 yards and one touchdown while leading the Bears on a 96-yard scoring drive on their first possession.Wide receiver Kendall Wright caught three passes for 35 yards on the drive to help set up a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims.The Bears also saw rookie backup Mitch Trubisky play well again by completing 10 of 15 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown in the win this NFL preseason. The Bears also saw rookie backup Mitch Trubisky play well again by completing 10 of 15 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown in the win. Running back Jeremy Howard rushed 12 times for a team-high 45 yards in the win. Wide receiver Tanner Gentry caught a 45-yard touchdown from rookie Mitchell Trubisky in the fourth quarter to put some icing on top. Defensively, the Bears limited Tennessee to just 79 rushing yards while recording four sacks.

Team Statistics

  • Offensive total yards 356.50
  • Current Offensive rush yards 108.12
  • Offensive passing yards 248.38
  • Average Score For 17.44
  • Defensive total yards 346.88
  • Current Defensive rush yards 122.00
  • Defensive passing yards 224.88
  • Average Score Against 24.94

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 15
  • First Meeting: November 25th, 1951. Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Cleveland, Ohio
  • Last Meeting: December 15th, 2013. FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland, Ohio
  • All-Time Series: Cleveland 9-6-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Cleveland 42-0 (1960)
  • Longest Win Streak: Cleveland 3 (1951-1960)
  • Current Win Streak: Chicago 2 (2009-2013)

Expert NFL Preseason Analysis and Prediction

With the outcome of this contest coming down to both teams’ backup quarterbacks, I’m going to urge you to back the Chicago Bears to get the win and ATS cover behind impressive rookie Mitchell Trubisky, although I will admit that I do like Cleveland’s Cody Kessler.The Browns are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games while the Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. I really like the way that Cleveland has played throughout the preseason and I believe head coach Hue Jackson was smart to name DeShone Kizer as his starter, but the Bears have the best backup quarterback in this matchup and are playing at home.NFL Preseason Pick: Chicago 24 Cleveland 20
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