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The Sunday Night football match will see Matthew Stafford play in another team’s uniform for the first time in his career. The Rams will be facing the Bears at home which according to the oddsmakers should be a lopsided affair. While this may be true, we are still looking to seize some good betting opportunities, and this is why we are going to explore the betting lines and odds below.
LA Rams vs Chicago Bears: Are we betting the spread at 7.5?
Where we see a problem here is that little 0.5 ‘’hook’’ which makes us be reluctant to lay all those points on the spread. In general, we are not going to be surprised if the Rams cover but no betting aficionado wants to get beat by the 0.5 betting hook.
On the other hand, Matt Nagy, Andy Dalton, and this O-line are very hard to trust in Week 1. The results in the first week of the season often do not correlate with the rest of the year as they tend to be fairly random. This is why our team sees another great betting opportunity.
We recommend teasing LA down from -7.5 to -1.5 on a 6-point teaser. Of course, you will have to find another game to tease up or down in order to pair with this one but we feel way more comfortable with the Rams at -1.5 in week 1.
Los Angeles Rams vs Chicago bears: Do we have a betting pick on the totals?
The current betting line here is 46.5 which is actually not too low. The Rams’ defense was outstanding last year allowing 19 points per game and 13.3 at home. Their starting defensive unit lost only 2 players this off-season, so we expect more of the same.
Furthermore, the Bear’s O-line has question marks all over the place and with LT Teven Jenkins placed on IR, the situation is even worse. The Rams typically dominate the line of scrimmage with their defense, and we simply don’t expect the Bears to score a lot.
This is why our crew loves the Team Total Points bet – Chicago bears Under 17.5 points in the game @ -120.
Our Bonus bets for the Rams vs Bears match
- Race to 25 points: LA Rams @ -150
- 1st Quarter Total: Over 7.5 @ -105
- Winning Margin: LA Rams 7-12 @ +375
What do people ask?
- What time is kick-off? – The SNF game kicks off at 08:20 PM.
- Will Justin Fields start? – Coach Nagy has announced that the week 1 stater will be Andy Dalton
- Should I bet the Rams to win at home? – The Rams are heavily favored at -350 on the Money line so we don’t really see a lot of value unless you want to place a parlay bet.