Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans - 11/8/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans (5-2) vs Chicago Bears (5-3)
Game Info: Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Nissan Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tennessee Titans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 46 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bears will travel to Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Chicago Bears lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 5-3 on the season after being defeated by the New Orleans Saints, 26-23 in OT, this past Sunday. Chicago scored 10 points over the final 3:32 to force OT, however, could not pull out the victory after the Saints converted a 35-yard FG with 1:36 left in overtime. Chicago was outgained by New Orleans by a 394-329 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bears was QB Nick Foles who completed 28 of 41 passes for 272 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Chicago is averaging 20.1 ppg on 332.0 total yards per game (246.4 passing yds/g; 85.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Chicago has been led by QB Nick Foles who has completed 64.8% of his passes for 1,411 yards, 8 TD, and 7 INT. The top receivers for Foles and the Bears have been Allen Robinson II (50 rec, 631 yards, 3 TD), Darnell Mooney (26 rec, 305 yards, 2 TD), Anthony Miller (27 rec, 262 yards, 2 TD), and Jimmy Graham (29 rec, 247 yards, 4 TD). Leading the way for the Bears backfield has been David Montgomery who has 442 rushing yards & 1 TD on 117 carries while also hauling in 27 receptions for 200 yards & 1 TD.
Defensively, Chicago is holding their opponents to an average of 20.8 ppg on 361.9 total yards per game (241.9 passing yds/g; 120.0 rushing yds/g).
The Tennessee Titans lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 5-2 on the season after being upset by the Cincinnati Bengals, 31-20, this past Sunday. Tennessee struggled defensively against Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati offense and could not fight back after a 6-yard TD reception by Giovani Bernard gave the Bengals a 31-14 lead with 7:30 left in the 4th quarter. Tennessee outgained Cincinnati by a 441-367 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Titans was WR Corey Davis who had 8 receptions for 128 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Tennessee is averaging 29.7 ppg on 416.0 total yards per game (260.4 passing yds/g; 155.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tennessee has been led by RB Derrick Henry who has 775 rushing yards & 8 TD’s on 161 carries. QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 67.4% of his passes for 1,823 yards, 17 TD, & 3 INT. The top receivers for the Tannehill and the Titans have been Corey Davis (29 rec, 369 yards, 3 TD), A.J. Brown (27 rec, 356 yards, 5 TD), Jonnu Smith (22 rec, 272 yards, 5 TD), and Adam Humphries (22 rec, 219 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Tennessee is allowing their opponents to average 26.3 ppg on 405.7 total yards per game (277.6 passing yds/g; 128.1 rushing yds/g).
The Bears are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Tennessee. The Titans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in November.
Both Chicago and Tennessee come into this matchup riding 2-game losing streaks however, I am more concerned about the Titans as their defense is allowing an average of 31.3 ppg over their last three games. Chicago’s offense is never going to light up the scoreboard, however, I think that Nick Foles & Allen Robinson II will be able to find some success in this one and as I trust the Chicago defense to keep this game close, I think the play here is to take the Bears and the points. Good Luck.