Tennessee Titans (7-10 last season) vs Chicago Bears (3-14 last year)
Tennessee Titans vs Chicago Bears 8/12/2023 — The Tennessee Titans scored 17.5 points per game at the end zone. They were 13th in the NFL with a collective ground-holding average of 125.4 yards. The Titans gained 5,045 total yards in the prior season. Tennessee amassed 956 yards in 956 first downs and 111 penalties. They fumbled the ball 12 times and lost control of it 11 times. Both on the ground and in the air, Tennessee scored 16 touchdowns.
Due to their 307.8 average yards per game, the Chicago Bears ranked 28th in the NFL. They averaged 177.3 yards per game on the run last season while carrying the ball for 3,014 yards. With 754 yards in penalties on 80 violations, the Chicago offense was 30th in football for assisting the other team. Despite throwing 15 interceptions and enabling opponents to recover 10 fumbles, the Bears managed 109 first downs. Last season, the Bears averaged 2,219 passing yards per game, which is 32nd in the NFL.
Tennessee Titans vs Chicago Bears Game Info
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Location: Soldier Field, IL
TV: NFL NET
Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs and Chicago QB Nathan Peterman
The Titans lost to the Jaguars 20-16 in their most recent game. Joshua Dobbs connected 20 out of his 29 throws for 179 yards and one score. He made an interception and an 82.4 quarterback rating after the game. Derrick Henry led the Titans in rushing with 30 carries for 109 yards (3.6 yards per attempt). Chigoziem Okonkwo recorded 42 yards on three catches for an average of 14.0 yards. Averaging 3.8 yards per carry, the Tennessee Titans ran the ball 39 times for 147 yards. They ran for 312 yards on 72 plays during the contest. Tennessee gave up 203 yards and 20 completions on 32 attempts, a 62.5% completion rate.
Nathan Peterman made 114 yards in the air on 11 of his 19 attempts and 1 score. Peterman capped the game with a 92.9 quarterback rating. He avoided interceptions while averaging 6.0 yards per attempt, which kept the defense off-balance. Chicago gave up 141 yards on 38 carries for an average of 3.7 yards. The pass defense of the Bears allowed 341 yards on 28 out of 33 attempts, or 84.8%, for a completion percentage. The Bears covered 259 yards on 50 plays, averaging 5.2 yards per play. In the end, Chicago gained 118 yards on 22 attempts, averaging 5.4 yards per rush, to win the game.
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee Titans +3.5 Total Odds: 37.5
The total hung OVER in 6 of the Titans’ last 7 games against a National Football Conference North rival. The total went OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 matches in August. The Tennessee Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road matches on a Saturday. The total went OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 6 matches against an American Football Conference opponent. The total went OVER in 10 of Chicago’s last 14 matches in August. The Bears are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 matches on a Saturday.
Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 matches.
The total remained UNDER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 games.
The Tennessee Titans are 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches.
The Titans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road.
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches on the road against Chicago.
Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 matches.
The total hung OVER in 8 of the Bears’ last 11 matches.
Chicago is 0-10 SU in their last 10 matches.
The total went OVER in 9 of Chicago’s last 13 games with the Titans.
The Chicago Bears are 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches at home.
The Bears are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches at home with Tennessee.
Tennessee Titans vs Chicago Bears Betting Trends
Tennessee Titans vs Chicago Bears: When rebuilding a 3-14 team, many roles are up for grabs, but the Titans know who they are and where they fit in the locker room. After last year, Matt Eberflus will want his team to be ready from the very first kickoff because things can only get better. Eberflus and the Bears did go 3-0 ATS in the preseason last year, despite Mike Vrabel’s lifetime preseason record of 5-7-2 ATS.
Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Bears will win 23-19.