More Sports Sections: Super Bowl College Football NBA Basketball Baseball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

20 Point Football Teasers!

Handicapping

Types of Bets

Other Great Sites

Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears Betting Lines - Prediction ATS

Tennessee Titans (5-6 SU, 4-7 ATS) vs. Chicago Bears (2-8 SU, 3-7 ATS)
NFL Week 12
Date/Time: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
TV: CBS, DirecTV 707
by Badger, Expert Football Handicapper, Predictem.com

Point Spread: TEN -5/CHI +5
Over/Under Total: 42

The Tennessee Titans are fighting for their lives to try and stay alive in the AFC playoff chase, and this week they just might catch a break when they travel to Soldier Field in Chicago to take on the injury-riddled Bears in an early Sunday game on CBS.

Just when you think the young Titans have turned the corner, like an impressive, 47-25, victory over the Green Bay Packers two weeks ago, the boys from Nashville seem to give it right back like when they lost to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, 24-17. The Colts jumped on the Titans to the tune of a 21-point lead just 20 minutes into the game, and Tennessee was never able to dig out of the early hole dropping back down below the .500 mark and behind the Colts a full five teams away from the AFC’s final wildcard playoff spot (11th seed).

But as bad as the Titans are feeling these days, at least they can take comfort that they are not the Chicago Bears.

The Bears not only lost to the New York Giants last Sunday, 22-16, but worse their already depleted roster took even more hits to it. Not only did the Bears lose two of their more productive players on offense when both QB Jay Cutler (torn labrum in shoulder) and TE Zach Miller (broken foot) when down for the rest of the season, but leading tackler LB Jerrell Freeman became the second Bears player in as many weeks to receive a four-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs (Alshon Jeffery served game one of his 4-game suspension last week). At 2-8 the Bears were clearly in the spoiler’s role for this season anyway, but now Chicago fans have written off the 2016 entirely and are hoping they can somehow find a way to leapfrog Cleveland for next year’s No. 1 pick in the draft … or have already started the countdown clock to the day when the Cubs start spring training.

20 POINT TEASERS! 25 TEAM PARLAYS! -105 ODDS ON SIDES AND TOTALS! FIND THESE GREAT OFFERS AND MORE AT THE WEB'S BEST SPORTSBOOK: 5DIMES!

This game actually opened as a pick at several of the early-line sportsbooks late on Sunday night, but on Monday as news broke that Cutler was likely done for the season with a shoulder injury the Titans climbed all the way up to 5-point favorites on the road as everyone jumped off the Bears bandwagon in full force.

The over/under total also had a fair share of line movement on Monday as well, going from 44.5 or 45 when it opened all the way down to where it currently is sitting at 42.

For obvious reasons, the total has dropped because the Bears will be inserting their third different starting QB this season when third-stringer Matt Barkley makes his first NFL start on Sunday. With offensive line injury issues galore (T Bobbie Massie, G Josh Sitton both questionable), no tight end, no Alshon Jeffery and a third-string QB to boot … trying to predict what kind of offense the Bears will play and how well they will play it on Sunday is a total crapshoot.

At least we should get a good idea of what the Titans are made of on Sunday, whether they are truly contenders or just pretenders in their climb back into the AFC playoff picture. Marcus Mariota is emerging as one of the league’s top young QBs, and DeMarco Murray is enjoying a comeback player of the year type of season at running back with over 1,000 yards and 11 TDs this season. Murray should especially enjoy the fact that Freeman is suspended for this game, as the Bears will be without one of the main bright spots on a defense that has actually played well this season (10th in total defense, 12th vs. the run).

Since this game features an AFC-NFC cross-conference matchup, history will be hard to use as a guide as far as which side to be on at the betting window (if you really need history to pick a side). Tennessee actually won the last meeting at Soldier Field back in 2008, 21-14, but otherwise its been all Bears including the last meeting in 2012 (a 51-20 Bears victory) and four of the last five overall dating back to 1995. The under has proven to be a solid wager winning in five of the last seven meetings, but with the number dropping all the way down to 42 at most books, even that has lost a ton of its value and could be an easy mark to hit if Mariota and Murray find the holes in a depleted Bears defense.

Badger's Pick to Cover the Point Spread: With Thanksgiving games to wager on, and an otherwise full slate of other Sunday games (no byes this week) with better point spreads and more value … I’d say to stay clear of this game and walk away from it entirely. But if I had to make a wager on this game, I’d go to the other side of the steam on the total and take the over of 42. Chicago should find a way to get 10 to 17 points, and I think the Titans turn it lose and rebound from last week’s disappointment and get it back up in the 30-point range. I’m taking the over of 42.

Bet your Titans/Bears pick at a quality sportsbook that offers new clients up to $250 FREE and best of all you can get all set up in minutes using your credit card >>> Bovada.

Super Bowl 51 - Betting Forecasts

Need some help with your handicapping? Our NFL betting tips will help the begineer to novice bettor improve their bottom line.

Free Picks

Editor's Picks - Each week our in house pro's tackle the week's card and make predictions on the week's games ATS! Best bets, top plays, premium selections, etc. FREE!

Expert NFL Picks - Free premium plays from the "real" expert football handicappers from around the web. Don't fall for second rate picks from ESPN, the NFL Network, Hank Goldberg or the screaming touts on TV.

Underdog of the Week Pick - We forecast the loudest barking dog of the week. Expect a 60% winning percentage with these plays.

Favorite of the Week Play - We examine "the chalk" and determine the safest bet in which who you should lay the points with. Forecasting winning favorites long term isn't easy, but we've had some pretty good luck with it over the years.

Line Movement Plays - We report all the major line moves from the gridiron and forecast whether it's public money or sharp action causing the move. Who will cover the spread this week? Our line move plays!

NFL Consensus Picks - See what the general public is betting on. We use this info to fade the public to the tune of big profits over the course of the season.

Bookies Picks - Each week, we'll post which side the bookies are on. Please note: These are not OUR picks. We're simply reporting the teams the bookies need to cover the spread in order for them to win. Games receiving equal action on both sides will not be factored into these records.

Office Pool Picks - You asked for it and you got it! Each week, we'll post our predictions to win each game straight up so that you can RULE your pick'em league!

NFL Trends - Don't ever let anybody tell you that the trend is your friend. These picks make great fades which is exactly what we do with them.

NFL Computer Picks - We enter the statistics into the database and the computer crunches the numbers and gives final score predictions. These should be used for entertainment only!

Monday Night Football Picks - The ultimate bailout play. Our MNF picks are golden and have hit 62% or better 3 out of the past 4 years. (Last season was a disaster!) Did we mention that their FREE?

2016 NFL Predictions - Badger breaks down each division and gives his picks on which teams he thinks will win the AFC and NFC Conferneces (plus Super Bowl winner prediction).

Super Bowl Picks - Everybody here in the Predictem office takes their best preseason shot at predicting the winner Superbowl 50. Pride is on the line here! Oh, and LOOT too!

Betting

5Dimes - Bet your NFL football picks at -105 odds every day of the week! 15 team parlays! 20 point teasers! Pleasers and huge point buying opportunities as well!

Bovada - Tired of deposit hassles? Bet on football using your credit card at a sportsbook where your Visa CAN and WILL work for deposits! Offers a 50% sign-up bonus up to $250 FREE!

MyBookie - Credit cards work GREAT here! Get a massive 50% bonus up to $1000 in free cash!

Bookmaker - Watch the game for a bit THEN make a wager! Yes! You can jump in after the action has started using their awesome live betting feature! Get a massive 50% bonus up to $300 in FREE bonus cash OR take advantage of their enormous 15% bonus up to $2500 in free cash! The best sportsbook for highrollers!

Super Bowl Betting - We explain all the different types of wagers you can making including point spread bets, totals, moneylines and prop bets. No need to go to Vegas! You can bet the big game online!

Featured Articles

Statless NFL Handicapping - The quick, easy way and yes, it's effective!

Betting NFL Underdogs - It's the first thing you should consider every Sunday. We explain why.

Choosing an Online Sportsbook - We talk about things to consider before you commit to play at one.

FAQ and MISC

Weekly Fantasy Football - If you drafted a crappy team or the injury bug has bit you and wrecked your season, we've got something really cool to turn you on to that will change the way you play fantasy sports forever!

Famous Football Quotes - From the inspirational to the greatest touchdown calls of all time. We've got them!

Pro Football Hall of Fame - A full list of NFL players who have been inducted into the NFL HOF.

The Spread - Offers free NFL football predictions, matchups, stats including both offensive and defensive and more!

Fantasy Football Sites - Get recommendations on where to find weekly updated player news, depth charts and legit websites that offer the best stat and record tracking for your fantasy football league.