Bears Game Sunday: Bears vs Rams odds and prediction for NFL Week 1 game
Alright, no more waiting. The regular season is finally upon us. The team seems very similar to what it has been the last two years — mediocre. The only difference is that the Chicago Bears have more hope with the addition of rookie quarterback, Justin Fields.
Fields will have to wait though as Matt Nagy’s plan is to start Andy Dalton in Week 1 versus the Rams. Will Dalton be the starter all season, or will it only take a few bad games before we see Justin Fields take over? The problem with that is now Fields will have to take over a team that is clearly struggling to win games. Desperation kicks in and then mistakes start to happen. This is just yet another reason the proven rookie should start Week 1, but that horse is dead now.
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Chicago is not the only team with a new quarterback. The Rams also have a new player under center. In an offseason trade, the Rams sent Jared Goff, two first-round picks and a third-round pick to the Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford. The good news is that Matt Nagy and most of the defensive players are very familiar with him and can hopefully capitalize on that familiarity. Let’s see what Vegas thinks of this game as we check the WynnBET app/desktop.
Bears vs Rams Odds Week 1
The Week 1 betting odds on WynnBET have the Bears as a +7.5-point underdog on the road. It will be interesting to see if that spread narrows or widens as we get closer to game day. Obviously, the Rams are the favorites in the Moneyline too. WynnBET has the Bears at +275 (bet $100 to win $275) and the Rams at -360 (bet $360 to win $100). The total for the game is set at an over/under of 44.0 points.
Bears vs Rams Prediction Preseason Week 3
This will be the 96th time these two teams will meet. The Chicago Bears lead the series 54-38-3. That said, we will focus on only more recent history. The Bears and Rams will play for the fourth consecutive year in a row this season. Obviously, personnel changes have taken place, but this is a decent indicator as both Matt Nagy and Sean McVay were the head coaches in all three of the prior matchups.
Over the last three years, the Bears won in 2018, but the Rams won in both 2019 and 2020. The Rams beat the Bears in 2019 by 10 points (17-10) and 14 points in 2020 (24-10). That spread of 7.5 points seems steep, but history shows that the Chicago Bears offense cannot score on this Rams defense.
Even in the victory in 2019, the Bears only scored 15 points. This game is honestly one I’d consider staying away from in regards to the spread, but if I had to choose, I’d think the Bears keep it close enough to cover even though. Last year, they lost eight games, but only three by a point margin more than seven. That said, six of their eight losses were by more than seven points in 2019. I have them losing this one 24-17 (under).
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