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Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams Betting Preview

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Oct/23/2020

Two of the bounce-back teams in the NFL this season get together in Week 7 as the 5-1 Chicago Bears travel west to face the 4-2 Los Angeles Rams. Both teams made the playoffs in 2018 but missed out last year. The game kicks off Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., and will be televised on ESPN.

This marks the third straight year these teams have played, with the Rams winning last November 17-7 at home and the Bears winning at home 15-6 in December 2018. The rivalry dates back to 1937 when the Chicago Bears beat the Cleveland Rams 20-2. They have met 94 times, with the Bears leading the series 54-37-3. 

Chicago Bears Betting Outlook: Make Goff Uncomfortable 

In betting with us this season at www.realbookies.com , the Bears are 4-2 ATS, and the under is 4-2 in their six games. The Bears again have a top 10 defense, ranking seventh in total yards (337.2 yards per game), seventh in scoring defense (19.3 points per game) and 10th against the pass (224.2 yards per game).

Matt Nagy's offense has struggled again, ranking 28th in total yards (312.8 yards per game), 28th in rushing (90 yards per game), 23rd in passing (222.8 yards per game) and 27th in scoring (21.3 points per game).

In Sunday's 23-16 win in Carolina, Chicago quarterback Nick Foles completed just 23-of-39 passes for 198 yards. He had one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception while avoiding sacks. Foles has completed 63% of his passes in four games for 878 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.

Running back David Montgomery ran 19 times for 58 yards against the Panthers, with a long run of 12 yards. He leads the team with 305 yards on 82 carries and one touchdown.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson had five catches for 53 yards, while Montgomery had four catches for 39 yards. Tight end Jimmy Graham caught five balls for 34 yards, while rookie tight end Cole Kmet caught the lone touchdown pass. Robinson has 40 catches for 474 yards and two scores this season, while Graham leads the team with four touchdown receptions.

The defense harassed Teddy Bridgewater all game with four sacks and two interceptions. They also forced a Mike Davis fumble and didn't allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter. Linebacker Khalil Mack and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks have combined for eight of the Bears' 15 sacks on the season. 

Los Angeles Rams Betting Preview: Go After Foles 

In betting with us this season at www.realbookies.com , the Rams are 3-3 ATS, and the under is 4-2 in their six games. The Rams defense is top five across the board, fourth in total yards (318.5 yards per game), fourth against the pass (209.5 yards per game) and fifth in points allowed (19.0 points per game).  

Sean McVay's offense is 10th in total yards (388.2 yards per game), 10th in rushing (135.2 yards per game), 15th in passing (253 yards per game) and 19th in scoring (25.3 points per game).

The Rams offense sputtered in Sunday night's loss at the 49ers, as quarterback Jared Goff completed only 50% of his passes for 198 yards. He did have two touchdown passes and one interception. On the season, Goff has completed 67% of his passes for 1,570 yards while tossing 10 touchdown passes to four interceptions.

Darrell Henderson Jr. led the Rams with 88 yards on 14 carries, while no one else had more than 11 rushing yards. Henderson leads the Rams with 348 yards on 72 carries with three TD while running back Malcolm Brown has 217 yards and two touchdowns.

Tight end Tyler Higbee had three catches for 56 yards against the 49ers, while wide receivers Josh Reynolds and Robert Woods had the touchdown catches. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp leads the team with 31 receptions and 374 yards, while Woods (27 catches, 329 yards) and Higbee (21 catches, 222 yards) both have three touchdowns.

For the first time all season, the Rams didn't have a sack or force a turnover in Sunday's loss. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald leads the NFL with 7.5 sacks on the season, while linebacker Troy Reeder has three of the Rams' 20 sacks. 

Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams Betting Line 

Head to our favorite pay per head bookie site at realbookies.com , where the Rams are favored by six points at home. The total is 45 points, and Chicago is a +215 moneyline road underdog. 

Betting Analysis 

The way both of these teams play defense, the under is worth a look as well. All six of the Bears' games and four of the Rams' games this season have been decided by eight points or less. Take the points, especially in a prime-time game.

Free Bet: Bears +6 (-110)

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