Bet on NFL Favorite Titans this Upcoming SundayPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online NFL betting fans have plenty of preseason action to get through this weekend. With matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there’s no shortage of games to get your betting fix. Let’s take a look at Thursday’s betting results before we break down one of this upcoming weekend’s matches.
Thursday’s NFL Preseason Betting Results
Thursday’s online NFL betting action was kicked off by the Philadelphia Eagles, who hosted the Miami Dolphins and were able to pick up their second win of the preseason 38-31. Philadelphia gained 426 total yards on offense, eclipsing the 302 that Miami earned. Carson Wentz finished the night with a 104.2 passer rating while former retiree Jay Cutler put up a 145.8 passer rating. We’ll see how long Cutler can keep this up.
Players who bet on NFL preseason matches were then treated to a contest between the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was a close match, but the Panthers were able to pull out the road victory 24-23. Jacksonville remains winless thus far into the preseason. The Jaguars actually outgained Carolina 338 to 304 but were unable to translate that into a win. Cam Newton finished with a 150.0 passer rating while Blake Bortles finished the night with 91.9.
One contest fans will want to tune in for this weekend, and possibly wager on, is this Sunday’s pairing between the Chicago Bears and the Tennessee Titans. Let’s take a look at what football betting sites are predicting for this particular match.
Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans – Sunday, August 27th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: LP Field, Nashville
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Chicago Bears +3 (-105) 43 (-110)
Tennessee Titans -3 (-115) 43 (-110)
The Bears finished the 2016 with a 3-13 record that landed the Bears the last spot in the NFC North. Jay Cutler was banged up most of the season so backups Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley played most of the season. It was a record-low season for Chicago, considering that’s the worst finish the team has endured since the league switched to the 16-game schedule back in 1978. It’s also the first time in franchise history that the Bears went 0-8 on the road. This will be John Fox’s second year at the helm and it will be interesting to see if the team finally takes a step forward.
Sunday’s online NFL betting favorites delivered a 9-7 record for 2016 that ranked them 2nd in the AFC South. The Titans were unable to qualify for the postseason, but it was a huge leap for the franchise going from 3-13 to above .500 – essentially tripling their win total. The Titans actually finished in a two-way tie with the Houston Texans for the AFC South title but lost the tiebreaker due to losses against divisional opponents. Mike Mularkey enters his second full season at the helm since taking over as interim head coach in 2015.