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Rams Open as 7-Point Favorites vs Bears on Sunday Night Football

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The Los Angeles Rams will be looking to avoid a second straight loss when they face the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football in Week 11. Photo by Jeffrey Beall (Wiki Commons).
  • The Rams (5-4 ) are 7-point favorites as they play host to the Bears (4-5) in the Week 11 edition of Sunday Night Football
  • Chicago is fresh off a 20-13 win over Detroit, while Los Angeles suffered a 17-12 defeat against Pittsburgh
  • The Bears are 3-6 against the spread this season, while the Rams are 5-4 in that category

After a disappointing road loss at Pittsburgh, the Rams (5-4) opened as 7-point favorites in a Sunday Night Football matchup against the Bears (4-5). Chicago and Los Angeles are both in the midst of rough seasons, but the Bears vs Rams spread indicates that it will be LA that gets a much-needed win.

Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams Odds

Team Spread Total
Chicago Bears +7 (-110) Over 41 (-110)
Los Angeles Rams -7 (-110) Under 41 (-110)

Odds taken Nov. 10.

Trubisky Solid in Win

Almost all of the heat amidst this tough start from Chicago has come for quarterback Mitch Trubisky. On Sunday, after a difficult stretch, he finally played a game without much to criticize.

On the way to a 20-13 Bears victory, Trubisky threw 3 touchdowns and finished with a passer rating of 131.0. He may have only compiled 173 yards, but for a quarterback that has been struggling mightily, Sunday was a good place to start.

Rams Drop to 5-4

In Sunday’s 17-12 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers, serious questions began to arise about the Los Angeles Rams’ offense. The unit had been sputtering, but on Sunday it reached a new low.

Jared Goff completed 53.7% of his throws, for only 5.9 yards per attempt, and threw no touchdowns along with 2 interceptions. He finished with a passer rating of 51.2.

As a whole, the offense went a staggering 1-of-14 on third down, good for just 7%. That number speaks volumes as to why the rams could muster only 12 points.

Perhaps the lone bright spot was Todd Gurley, who averaged 6.1 yards per carry, but even that highlighted a Rams misstep. Gurley was only given the ball 12 times. On a day in which the Rams never trailed by much, Goff threw the ball 41 times, while Gurley was only called on sparingly.

Will This Line Move?

Both of these teams have struggled in recent weeks, but given Sunday’s games, it’s certainly possible that there is a reaction to the Bears offense finally looking alright.

It helps that opposing Chicago will be an offense that looked anemic on Sunday. The Rams offense has completely lost its identity, and it’s tough to see people flocking to the window to back Goff and company.

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