Los Angeles Rams vs Chicago Bears: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 1

By Squawka NFL

Published: 15:14, 9 September 2021 | Updated: 15:17, 23 September 2021

The Chicago Bears (0-0) are 7-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Sunday, September 12, 2021 against the Los Angeles Rams (0-0). The total is 44 points for this matchup.

Rams vs Bears predictions

Computer predictions for Rams vs Bears
ATS Total Score prediction
Rams (-7) Over (44) Rams 26 Bears 18

Rams vs Bears head-to-head

Los Angeles has a 3-2 advantage over Chicago in the past five matchups between these two teams. The Rams are 1-0 against the spread in those games against the Bears while the two teams haven’t managed to go over the total. Los Angeles put up 47 points in those five outings compared to Chicago’s 32.

Rams vs Bears betting odds

Rams vs Bears Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Rams -7 -115 -105 44 -115 -105

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Rams vs Bears betting insights

Rams trends

  • Los Angeles beat the spread nine times in 16 games last season.
  • As a 7-point favorite or greater, the Rams had one win ATS (1-2) last season.
  • Last year, four of Los Angeles’ 16 games hit the over.
  • The Rams scored 23.3 points per game last year, the same number the Bears allowed.
  • Los Angeles was 7-1 against the spread and 7-1 overall last season when the team scored over 23.1 points.
  • The Rams racked up 32.1 more yards per game (377) than the Bears gave up per outing (344.9) last year.
  • When Los Angeles picked up more than 344.9 yards last year, the team was 7-2 against the spread and 7-2 overall.

Bears trends

  • Chicago beat the spread eight times in 16 games last season.
  • The Bears didn’t have a win ATS (0-2) as 7-point or larger underdogs last season.
  • Out of 16 Chicago games last season, eight hit the over.
  • The Bears averaged 4.8 more points per game (23.3) than the Rams allowed (18.5) last year.
  • When Chicago put up more than 18.5 points last year, it was 8-2 against the spread and 7-3 overall.
  • The Bears collected 331.4 yards per game last year, 49.5 more yards than the 281.9 the Rams allowed per outing.
  • In games that Chicago amassed over 281.9 yards last season, the team was 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2020 season stats for Rams and Bears
Rams Stats Bears
261.4 Pass yards 245.3
212.6 Pass yards against 246.2
126.1 Rush yards 102.9
91.3 Rush yards against 113.4
-3 Turnover differential -4

Player betting tips

Rams top players

  • Matthew Stafford threw for 4,084 yards last season (255.3 yards per game) while completing 64.2% of his passes (339-of-528), with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
  • Darrell Henderson took 138 attempts for 624 rushing yards a season ago (41.6 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Last year, Sony Michel rushed for 449 yards on 79 carries (37.4 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Last season, Cooper Kupp reeled in 92 passes (on 124 targets) for 974 yards (60.9 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Robert Woods’ stat line last year showed 90 catches for 936 yards and six touchdowns. He put up 58.5 receiving yards per game and was targeted 129 times.
  • Tyler Higbee totaled 521 yards on 44 catches with five touchdowns last year, averaging 32.6 yards per game on 60 targets.
  • Leonard Floyd had a strong body of work a year ago, notching 10.5 sacks, 12.5 TFL and 79 tackles.
  • Troy Reeder collected 109 tackles, five TFL, and three sacks over the course of his last campaign.
  • Darious Williams picked off four passes while adding 51 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended a season ago.

Bears top players

  • Andy Dalton threw for 2,170 yards while completing 64.9% of his passes (216-of-333), with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year (135.6 yards per game).
  • David Montgomery rushed for 1,070 yards on 247 attempts (66.9 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 27.4 receiving yards per game, grabbing 54 passes for 438 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Allen Robinson II reeled in 102 passes for 1,250 yards last season and scored six touchdowns. He was targeted 151 times, and averaged 78.1 yards per game.
  • Darnell Mooney’s stat line last year showed 61 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns. He put up 39.4 receiving yards per game and was targeted 98 times.
  • Damiere Byrd totaled 604 yards on 47 catches with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 37.8 yards per game (on 77 targets).
  • Khalil Mack put together a solid body of work a year ago, registering nine sacks, 15 TFL, 71 tackles, and one interception.
  • Roquan Smith totaled 180 tackles, 18 TFL, four sacks, and two interceptions over his 2020 campaign.


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