Monday Night Football brings us the battle of two one-win teams, as the 4-2 Los Angeles Rams host the 5-1 Chicago Bears. The Bears have won some nail biters this season, with a +12 point differential despite five wins while the Rams have shown a better offense than last season, but have also been inconsistent on their way to their four wins.
This Monday the odds favor Jared Goff and company, as the Rams are 5.5-point favorites at home. The point total is 44.5, implying 25.25 points for Los Angeles and 19.25 points for Chicago. So far, the Rams are 3-3 against the spread while the Bears are 4-2. Los Angeles and Chicago have both hit the under in four of their six games this season.
As a 5.5-point underdogs, Chicago backers are making themselves known at DraftKings Sportsbook. Betters appear to be leaning toward the Bears, as they’ve managed to win games they weren’t expected to more often than not this season and the Rams four wins have come against the four teams in the NFC East.
The majority of the handle and bets are for the Bears, with 72 percent of the handle and 74 percent of the bets leaning toward Chicago and their ability to keep games close. The same is true with the moneyline, as 80 percent of the handle and 66 percent of the bets favor the road team.
As for the point total, bettors are split down the middle, with 51 percent of the handle banking on the game going over 44.5 points. The percent of bets made are also split, as 51 percent of the bets are on the over.
Both teams are fairly healthy coming into this game, but the Bears did lose their starting center James Daniels, which isn’t great when going in to face Aaron Donald.