NFL Week 1 Odds: Los Angeles Rams Favored Over Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football
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- The 2021 NFL schedule won't officially be released until Wednesday night, but a handful of Week 1 matchups have already been leaked.
- In NFL Week 1, the Chicago Bears will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams on Sunday Night Football.
- Since this Week 1 matchup is already known ahead of the NFL schedule release, sportsbooks have wasted no time posting early Bears vs. Rams odds.
The 2021 NFL schedule won’t fully be released until Wednesday night, but some matchups are already being leaked, like the Chicago Bears visiting the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football in Week 1.
With the ravenous appetite for the NFL as a whole, as well as NFL betting, oddsmakers wasted no time posting Bears vs. Rams spread and over/unders immediately after this Week 1 matchup was leaked even though the game is still about four months away.
Here’s Bears vs. Rams opening odds from the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.
NFL Week 1 Odds: Bears vs. Rams
Both the Rams and Bears will have new starting quarterbacks in 2021.
Los Angeles dealt former starter Jared Goff to Detroit for Matthew Stafford, while Chicago let Mitchell Trubisky walk (before eventually signing with the Buffalo Bills) before signing Andy Dalton as a free agent and trading up in the NFL Draft to select Justin Fields.
Dalton is expected to be the Bears’ Week 1 starter at quarterback, but it would not be surprising to see Fields under center against the Rams should he impress throughout offseason workouts and the preseason.
According to Jeff Sherman of the Westgate SuperBook, the Rams opened as 6.5-point favorites against the Bears for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.
The Bears vs. Rams over/under is 43.5, suggesting oddsmakers already expect a lower-scoring Sunday Night Football matchup.
Obviously there is plenty of time for the Bears vs. Rams spread and over/under to move over the next four months, so be sure to check in at The Action Network’s NFL Live Odds page for the latest Week 1 odds movement.