A pair of NFC teams fight for playoff positioning and survival Sunday night as the Los Angeles Rams host the Chicago Bears.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Chicago Bears: +245
Los Angeles Rams: -290
Chicago Bears +6: -110
Los Angeles Rams -6: -110
Over 40: +100
Under 40: -120
Key Points to Consider
Low Scoring: There’s a reason this game’s total is set so low at 40 — both teams’ offenses have been struggling of late. The Rams are coming off a 17-12 loss at Pittsburgh last week, while the Bears are coming off a 20-13 win vs Dallas. Chicago, however, had four straight prior to that win vs the Cowboys.
Head-to-Head: Chicago won last season’s matchup, 15-6.
Must Improve: Jared Goff has to be more efficient on third down if the Rams are to reach the potential most know this roster have when firing on all cylinders. He’s coming off a game in which he was just 1-of-14 on third downs. The team is putting up just 25.1 points per game after averaging close to 33 last season.
X-Factor: WR Cooper Kupp and OF Austin Blyther are both dealing with a stomach bug as of Friday’s practice report. They’ll be gametime decisions which could have an impact on the Rams’ ability to march downfield against a strong defense.
For Chicago, Mitch Trubisky is projected to finish with 214 passing yards on 18 completions, along with 18 rushing yards on 3 carries.
He averages 1.3 TDs and 0.5 INTs per sim. For Los Angeles, Jared Goff is projected to finish with 235 passing yards on 19 completions. He averages 1.6 TDs and 0.3 INTs per sim.
Rams to cover. Good idea to buy a half-point and make it -5.5.
Three-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Average margin of victory in sims is LA +7.1 points.
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