Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams NFL Betting Tips
The Los Angeles Rams clinched the NFC West division title last week with three games to spare. Now they set their eyes on a visit to the Chicago Bears, who may be the only thing standing between the Rams and the NFC top seed when they face off Monday 12:20 p.m. AEST.
Bears’ Chances Hinge on Trubisky
As if their task wasn’t hard enough, Bears’ quarterback Mitch Trubisky is still listed as day-to-day just a few days out from the match. Trubisky was seen throwing a ball around on the field a few hours before the Bears’ 30-27 overtime loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. The Bears were 7-3 with Trubisky and have gone 1-1 with him out. The Rams on the other hand, came out of last week’s 30-16 win at Detroit with no major injury worries.
If Trubisky plays, then Pointsbet’s odds of 2.41 on the Bears causing an upset win starts to look attractive. If he doesn’t, then a Rams win, which is paying 1.62 at bet365, will look like a fait accompli.
Can Bears Defence Stop Rams?
The Bears might be the last line of defence between the Rams and the NFC top seed – literally, given the Bears have the NFL’s second-best defence, and the Rams have the equal-best offence. LA have averaged 34.9 points per game en route to an 11-1 record. If there were any doubt over the offensive capabilities of Sean McVay’s Rams, they were put to bed in a high-octane 54-51 win over the AFC-leading Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago.
LA have scored at least 23 points in every game this season, thanks largely to Jared Goff’s 312.8 passing yards per game, which has him ranked fourth in the NFL, and Todd Gurley’s 97.9 rushing yards per game, which has him ranked first in the league. Win or lose, it’s a good bet the Rams will score 25 points or more, which is paying 1.92 at Neds. If the Rams win it’ll be a high-scoring affair, and Unibet are offering 2.80 on a Rams victory and points total of 53 or higher.