In the first Sunday Night Football matchup of the season, we have the Chicago Bears out west to take on the Los Angeles Rams. SoFi Stadium will be hopping, and Matthew Stafford will be making his team debut against a very familiar foe. Which of the new quarterbacks should be the NFL betting pick?
Bears vs Rams SNF Week 1 NFL Betting Preview and Stream
NFL Regular Season — Week 1 Game
Chicago Bears (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Rams (0-0)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
Venue: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA
Coverage: Click here for the stream
The Bears have made a quarterback switch. However, it’s not the switch the fans are wanting. After being rumored a trade destination for Russell Wilson this offseason, Chicago went and signed Andy Dalton. Toying with their fans’ hearts more, the team traded up for Justin Fields, then doubled down on their Dalton commitment. Still, it shouldn’t be ignored that this offensive line is terrible, so they are essentially just sacrificing Dalton until they can figure it out. Nonetheless, the offense should be improved from last season, making the Bears a tough team, when things click.
After playing this team twice per season for his full career, new Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford will be comfortable in this matchup. The upgrade from Jared Goff to Stafford at quarterback is drastic, and some think this alone makes them Super Bowl contenders. The Rams did lose important players from their defense, as well as their defensive coordinator, so we will see how that unit in particular plays Week 1. If they show up and don’t miss a beat, the Rams should be viewed as NFC contenders.
Bears vs Rams Odds & Spread
NFL betting odds for Bears vs Rams are taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CHI: (+300) | LAR: (-375)
Spread: CHI: +7.5 (-108) | LAR: -7.5 (-111)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: CHI: (31%) | LAR: (69%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: CHI: (+6000) | LAR: (+1500)
Bears vs Rams NFL Betting Trends
– Chicago went 8-9 against the spread (ATS) last season.
– The over went 8-9 for the Bears last season.
– The Rams went 10-8 ATS last season.
– The over went 6-12 for the Rams last season.
Bears vs Rams Stats
– Chicago averaged 22.4 points per game (PPG) last season (No. 23 in the NFL).
– Chicago surrendered 23.0 PPG last season (No. 13 in the NFL).
– The Rams averaged 23.3 PPG last season (No. 22 in the NFL).
– The Rams surrendered 19.3 PPG last season (No. 2 in the NFL).
Bears vs Rams Prediction
The Bears vs Rams NFL betting prediction uses the NumberFire Picks tool.
Bears +7.5: 51.7%
Rams -7.5: 48.3%