There is no better time of the year, other than perhaps the playoffs, to be a football fan. College football swings back into action this coming weekend, while the NFL preseason ends with a slew of games on Thursday night. Do not expect to see very many starters take the field on Thursday, though, as those guys will all be resting up for the start of the regular season. Instead, it will be a bunch of bench and fringe players, all of whom will be battling to ensure their place on the final 53-man roster, while also trying to get out of the final preseason game without taking an injury.
It is going to be interesting to see what the Tennessee Titans do here, as Ryan Tannehill has made a serious case for the starting QB role for his new team. Mariota will likely still be the man but look for Tannehill to get some more reps here. Tennessee will be in Chicago to face the Bears in the final preseason game for both teams. These two are 1-2 through their 3 preseason games, but it is the Bears who are favored by 2 ½ in this one, with the point total set at 33.
Titans vs Bears 2019 NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds & Pick for Thursday Night
- When: Thursday, August 29 at 8 PM EST
- Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds: Chicago Bears -2.5 (Total 33.5)
- Scattered Thunderstorms: 27°C/80°F
- Humidity: 59%
- Precipitation: 46%
- Cloud Cover: 50%
- Wind: 15 mph WSW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Tennessee Titans?
The problem with the Titans over the past few seasons is that their offense has just not been good enough to take them to the next level. It’s easy to lump all the blame on Marcus Mariota, which is highly unfair, but the front office made it clear that they are holding him somewhat responsible, going out and getting Tannehill in the offseason.
A QB battle might improve both players, but the offense still looked poor in Week 3, managing just 6 points in an 18-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their offensive output has steadily declined with each passing week in the preseason, which is a concern. The Titans have won 5 of their last 6 visits to Chicago, but they are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall versus the Bears.
Team Stats (Offense/Last 10 Games)
- Points per Game: 22.83
- Passing Yards: 244.17
- Rushing Yards: 104.33
- Turnovers: 2.67
Why bet on the Chicago Bears?
The Bears saw their preseason get off to a slow start, losing their first 2 games versus Carolina and the New York Giants and managing just 13 points in each of those games. The offense finally came to life in a 27-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3 on the road. It’s probably best not to pay too much attention to what the Bears are doing right now, though, as they are just 5-11 SU in their last 16 games played in August.
Compare that to a 10-4 SU and ATS record in their last 14 games overall and you see that this Bears team tends to perform that much better once they get out of preseason. In their last 9 games versus AFC South opposition, the UNDER has hit 6 times.
Team Stats (Offense/Last 10 Games)
- Points per Game: 27.17
- Passing Yards: 208.00
- Rushing Yards: 118.83
- Turnovers: 1.83
Titans vs Bears NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting Lines
- Titans are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC conference
- Titans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC North division
- Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games at home
- Bears are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games against an opponent in the AFC South division
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Titans vs Bears
It’s never easy to pick in the final week of the preseason, especially with the extreme lack of starters on the field. I am leaning towards the Bears winning and covering here, with the total slipping just OVER.
Score: Tennessee Titans 13 – Chicago Bears 23