Bears Titans Betting Tips – Bears Crush Titans On The Road
Chicago Bears @ Tennessee Titans – Sunday November 4, 2012 1:00PM EST
The legal online sports betting world is not completely sold on the Chicago Bears just yet. Even though the Bears hold a 6-1 record and sit atop the NFC North, Chicago has not shown this season that it is truly capable of dominating an opponent. Most fans would argue that good teams find ways to win their games, and that is true. But if a team like Chicago wants to show that it can dominate in the playoffs, then it is going to need to show something special when it goes on the road to Tennessee.
The Titans did not really impress the football betting experts with its win in Buffalo over the hapless Bills. The one thing that Tennessee did show is that the team still has some ability to take advantage of opportunities when they are presented to the team. The Bills presented several opportunities to win that game and the Titans cashed every opportunity in. Then the Titans came back to Earth when it was beaten at home by the Indianapolis Colts. Fans are wondering which Tennessee team will show up to play the Bears in week nine and the football experts are wondering if it really even matters which Titans team takes the field.
Why the Bears Will Win
The Bears will take the last minute win over the Carolina Panthers last week, but Chicago knows that it is going to have to play better than that if it wants to be a playoff contender. The Bears allowed too many points to a Carolina team that has struggled to score points this season. The online betting sites are going to look for the Bears to tighten up its defense in this game and not allow Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans the same room to maneuver that the Panthers had.
Why the Titans Will Win
If the Titans want to win this game, it will have to find a way to keep Jay Cutler and the Chicago offense on the sidelines. Look for Tennessee to try a short passing game mixed in with a running game that is designed to take time off the clock. If Tennessee wins this game, it will be by a very close and low score. But that all depends on whether or not the Tennessee defense can stop the Chicago offense. That may be easier said than done.
The Bottom Line
The Chicago Bears know that half the battle in the NFL is earning respect from the other teams in the league. Barely beating a 1-6 Carolina team did not do a lot to inflate the image of the big, bad Bears. But the beating that Chicago will put on Tennessee in this game should bring that imposing Chicago image back around very quickly.
Pick: Chicago Bears