Okay BetUS sportsbook betting faithful – you’re going to be treated to what looks like a thrilling affair when the Los Angeles Rams host the Chicago Bears Monday in Week 7.
The Rams will look to take care of business after falling in Week 6 while Chicago looks to record its third straight win. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against the Week 7 NFL lines for this intriguing affair.
|Game: Chicago Bears (5-1) vs Los Angeles Rams (4-2)
Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
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Moneyline: Bears +220 (5-1) | Rams-260 (4-2)
Chicago won its second straight by getting past Carolina 23-16 last weekend as Nick Foles passed for 198 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding a touchdown run. Chicago’s stout defense harassed Carolina’s Teddy Bridgewater into a 216-yard passing day with no touchdowns and two costly interceptions.
“I think we’ve made incremental changes, and it’s continued to improve a little bit every week,” Foles said. “I’d like to see a bigger progression this week, but you never know. The ultimate goal in this game is to win the game, it’s not to put up a thousand fantasy points. It’s like, whatever it takes to win a game, that’s what you want to do.”
The Rams had their two-game winning streak snapped in their 24-16 road loss against the 49ers while failing to cover the chalk as a slight, 2.5-point road favorite. Los Angeles was down 21-6 at the half and couldn’t overcome the deficit despite holding the Niners to three second-half points. LA allowed Frisco signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo to toss three TD passes with no interceptions in the loss.
“We just didn’t play good as a team,” said Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who leads the NFL in sacks with 7.5
Chicago has made a habit out of winning “ugly” while all four of the Rams’ wins have come against teams from the awful NFC East. The Bears have won six of the last eight meetings against the Rams and I have no confidence whatsoever in Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
Pick: Bears to Win
Point Spread: Bears +6 (4-2) | Rams -6 (3-3)
Not only has Chicago covered the spread in both of its road games but Chicago is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
While the Rams have gone a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss, Los Angeles is also an uninspiring 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 Monday night games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Los Angeles is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings against the Bears and 2-4 ATS in their last six home dates against Chicago.
Pick: Bears to cover
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Over/Under 45 points: Bears (2-4) | Rams (2-4)
Los Angeles ranks a fantastic fifth in points allowed (19.0 ppg) while Chicago ranks seventh in points allowed (19.3 ppg).
The Under is 10-1 in Chicago’s last 11 games following an ATS win and 6-1 in the Bears last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The Under is also 6-1 in the Rams last 7 games as a home favorite and 6-2 in LA’s last 8 home games. While the Under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these NFC rivals, the total looks just a tad low.
Pick: Over 45 points
Final Score: Chicago 27, Los Angeles Rams 23
Bears at Rams Props Predictions
Total TDs in the Game Over/Under 5½
With both teams in this matchup putting up more than 21 points per game, it looks like each should find their way into the end zone at least three times. Speaking of the number three, these two have combined to put at least six touchdowns on the board three times in the last eight meetings.
A Team to Score Three Unanswered Times
Without going into a lot of detail, I believe it’s safe to say that neither team is going to score three unanswered times against the other’s Top-10 ranked defense.
Team To Call First Timeout
His props odds pick looks rather simple to me. Foles is more experienced and far less likely to mismanage timeouts than Jared Goff. I can see Chicago’s defense harassing Goff into a timeout before Foles and the Bears call one!