Week 4 NFL-X Prediction: Browns vs Bears
NFL Football betting sees the Cleveland Browns taking on the Chicago Beats on Sept. 3 at Solider Field in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary 4* FREE handicapping picks all NFL pre-season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL football predictions.
Preseason Week 4
Cleveland at Chicago
Date: Sept. 3
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Solider Field- Chicago, Illinois.
NFL Betting Lines: Chicago Bears -115
NFL Betting Spread: Chicago Bears -1
NFL Betting Total: 38
Like every other team in the NFL, the Browns and Bears will give their first team very little action on Thursday night when the teams meet inside Solider Field.
With this being the final chance for bubble players to show off what they have, both head coaches will get a better idea of where their roster will be at following this game.
The Browns are the team to watch most here as they have battles at receiver and running back that need to be settled.
The Bears opened a 2.5 point favorite here on Thursday night, but the line has shifted significantly as they sit at -1 and even down to a pk at some places.
Kick off is set for 8:00 pm EST.
Luke McCown and Johnny Manziel have impressed some here in the preseason. Last week was easily the best performance the duo turned in, especially McCown.
The newly signed Cleveland Brown led the offense up and down the field on numerous occasions as Cleveland dominated the Bucs 31-7.
With both of them expected to sit out, QB Thad Lewis will see a lot of playing time. Lewis has solidified himself as the #3 QB for Cleveland, which shouldn’t be all that disappointing.
The Browns have been known to fly threw QBs on a regular basis, which means Lewis should be prepared.
Keep a close eye on the kicker battle as Carey Spear and Travis Coons have taken their contest down to the final game of the preseason.
For Chicago, third string QB David Fales is expected to see a majority of the playing time to counter Thad Lewis.
Jimmy Clausen was diagnosed with a concussion after the team’s game last week against the Bengals. With this being the final preseason game, the Bears will certainly play it safe and let Clausen rest the finale.
With a very injured wide receiving the core the Bears bring in here, the backups will have a majority of the time. Josh Bellamy, Rashad Lawrence, and Marc Mariani will be the targets out wide for QB David Fales.
Also thrown into the receiver mix will be Cameron Meredith. Those 4 receivers will be fighting for spots with essentially 2 or 3 spots left for receivers on the roster.
NFL Football Betting Trends:
Browns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Bears are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on grass.
Bears are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
4* NFL Betting Pick: Under
With all these backups, both teams will certainly struggle to move the football.
NFL Score Prediction: Chicago 14-Cleveland 13
Heck even the Browns won’t have problem kicking field goals here with the kicker battle going on.
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