SoFi Stadium Inglewood

Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams Pick & Prediction SEP 12TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: NBC
Logo Chicago Bears
VS
Logo Los Angeles Rams
46
OPENNER
-7

45.5o -110
CURRENT
-10 +105

+325
MONEYLINE
-400

14
SCORE
34

The Chicago Bears will be traveling to SoFi Stadium on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams in the beginning of the regular season.

The Bears will be having free agent veteran Andy Dalton under center here and will try to hold off on the organization putting rookie quarterback Justin Fields in the starting lineup. The Los Angeles Rams had a big offseason as well as they traded away their starting quarterback to get a veteran as well in Matthew Stafford.

Bears at Rams Betting Lines

TV: NBC

MONEY LINE: Bears (+280) vs. Rams (-360)

SPREAD: Bears +7.5 (-110) vs. Rams -7.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 46.5 (-110) vs. Under 46.5 (-110)

Bears vs. Rams Preview for NFL Week 1

The Chicago Bears have a mediocre veteran quarterback in Andy Dalton starting and he finished last season with the Dallas Cowboys, he finished going 216-of-333 (64.9 completion percentage) for 2,169 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions with an objectively better offense. This Los Angeles Rams defense has the potential to make this a very long evening for Dalton as they have built a solid starting defense with Aaron Donald up front and Jalen Ramsey playing cornerback.

Matthew Stafford could have a big season and it begins on Sunday night with a brand-new team as the combination of Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, Robbery Woods, Tyler Higbee, and Sony Michel are the best offensive skill position players that he has had in his career. He finished his final season in Detroit by going 339-of-528 (64.2 completion percentage) for 4,084 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has a huge arm and now will be able to showcase it on a team that has the potential to be one of the toughest teams in the entire NFC.

Bears vs. Rams Prediction (NFL Week 1)

This game does not feel like it should be close as the Los Angeles Rams are the better team. This Los Angeles defense should be able to get to Dalton quickly and if Jalen Ramsey is lined up against Allen Robinson III all night, it will be a quiet day for him and that controls most of the offense.

Chicago’s defense is going to do well but with this much firepower at head coach Sean McVay’s disposal, it is hard to see anything besides a double-digit victory for the Los Angeles Rams. They have not covered in Week 1 with McVay calling the plays so I fully expect the better team in the Rams to cover a 7.5-point spread at home against an average quarterback in Andy Dalton.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The home team has covered in five of the last six games between the Bears and Rams.

2. The Los Angeles Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last four Week 1 games.

3. The under has hit in six of the previous eight games between these franchises.

Best Bet: Los Angeles Rams -7.5 (-110)

PREDICTION
Chicago Bears
18
28
Los Angeles Rams

Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes and the Los Angeles defense made a statement Monday night in the Rams' 24-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Inglewood, Calif.

Malcolm Brown rushed for 57 yards a touchdown while Gerald Everett and Josh Reynolds each caught touchdown passes as the Rams (5-2) improved to 3-0 at their new $5 billion stadium. Goff was 23 of 33 for 219 yards.

The Rams' defense held the Bears (5-2) to 49 rushing yards while recording four sacks and two interceptions. The unit entered giving up 19 points per game, fifth best in the NFL before the start of Week 7. Los Angeles has given up just 33 second-half points in seven games.

Chicago's only touchdown came on an 8-yard fumble recovery and return in the fourth quarter by safety Eddie Jackson. The Bears entered allowing 19.3 points per game (seventh in the NFL through Week 6).

Bears quarterback Nick Foles was 28 of 40 for 261 yards.

After a tight first half, Los Angeles opened the lead to 17-3 early in the second half on a 1-yard run by Brown that capped a seven-play, 55-yard drive.

The Bears were poised to answer quickly, driving to the Los Angeles 9-yard line, but Foles had his pass in the end zone intercepted by safety Taylor Rapp.

Los Angeles boosted the advantage to 24-3 on a 12-yard pass from Goff to Everett with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter. The Bears' lone touchdown came with 7:30 remaining when Jackson picked up a fumble by Robert Woods and went into the end zone untouched.

The Rams had 223 yards of total offense in the first half while building a 10-3 lead. The Bears' offense had just 126 yards of offense in the opening two quarters.

The Rams took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Goff hit Reynolds on a 4-yard pass to cap a seven-play, 52-yard drive.

The Bears answered by driving 58 yards in eight plays and getting a 42-yard field goal from Cairo Santos on the second play of the second quarter. Los Angeles made it 10-3 five minutes before halftime on a 22-yard field goal from rookie Sam Sloman.

The Rams improved to 2-1 against the Bears over the past three seasons with the losing team scoring 10 points or fewer in each of the contests.

--Field Level Media

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