Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/27/2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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The Chicago Bears head to LP Field to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44.5. The Bears were 7-9-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 8-8-0. The Titans were 7-9-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 10-6-0.
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Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Chicago Bears were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Tennessee Titans Betting Trends
The Tennessee Titans were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Tennessee Titans were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
08/12/17 C Eric Kush Hamstring IR
Key Tennessee Titans Injuries
07/30/17 WR Tajae Sharpe Foot PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears were 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 279 last year. They ran 967 plays for 5,704 yards, which ranked them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 6th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 324 1st downs last season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago ran for 1,735 yards as a unit, which ranked 17th in the league. They ran 380 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears were penalized on offense 110 times for 967 yards last year, which had them 13th in the NFL in penalties. Mike Glennon passed for 75 yards last year. He completed 10 throws while attempting 11 passes for a completion percentage of 90.9%. His quarterback rating last season was 125.4 and his QBR was 96.9. He averaged 7.5 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Chicago was 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 399. They gave up a total of 5,548 yards on D, which was 15th in the league. The Bears were 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 17th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 342 throws on 530 attempts against the Chicago Bears defense last season, ranking them 9th and 4th in the league. The Chicago pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,598 yards in the air, which was 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 445 attempts for 1,950 yards last season, putting them in 27th place in the NFL against the run. The Bears had 103 penalties for 959 yards on defense last year. That placed them 22nd in the league. They allowed a score on 42% of possessions on defense, which was 31st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago was 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 27 last year. They totaled 215 punt return yards and averaged 8 yards per return, which was 19th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 65 yards. They returned 42 kicks for 897 yards on special teams, placing them 7th in kick return yardage. The Bears averaged 21.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 64 yards last season. They were 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,986. The Chicago Bears tried 23 field goals last season and made 18, which was 30th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 78.3%. Chicago Bears kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,995 yards on 68 punts, averaging 27 yards per punt. That ranked them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Titans ran for 2,187 yards as a team last year, which ranked 3rd in the NFL. They ran 476 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Titans were penalized on offense 110 times for 1,012 yards last season, which had them 11th in the league in penalties. They were 14th in the NFL in points scored with 381. They ran 1,008 plays last season for 5,728 yards, which ranked them 11th in the league in total offense. The Titans averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 9th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 322 1st downs last year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Marcus Mariota averaged 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 12.4 yards per completion last season. He completed 276 passes on 451 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.2%. His QBR last year was 64.9 while is quarterback rating was 95.6. He threw for 3,426 yards.
The Titans rush defense allowed 356 attempts for 1,413 yards last year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. Tennessee committed 137 penalties for 1,191 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 32nd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35% of possessions on defense, which was 14th in the league. They were 17th in the league in points allowed on defense with 378. They surrendered a total of 5,720 yards on D, which was 20th in the NFL. The Titans were ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense gave up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 18th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 388 passes on 635 attempts against the Tennessee defense last season, placing them 28th and 31st in the National Football League. The Tennessee Titans pass defense also gave up a total of 4,307 yards through the air, which was 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Titans attempted 24 field goals last season and made 22, which was 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 91.7%. Tennessee kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 41 last year. Their punters totaled 3,402 yards on 77 punts, averaging 30 yards per punt. That placed them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Tennessee was ranked 16th in the league in punt returns last season with 30. They accumulated 236 punt return yards and averaged 7.9 yards per return, which was 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 18 yards. They returned 33 kicks for 629 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Titans averaged 19.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 37 yards last year. They were 18th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,772.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Titans -3.5
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