Rams-Bears SNF Betting Preview: Can Chicago Hang With the Red-Hot Rams?
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Betting odds: Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears
- Spread: Rams -3
- Over/Under: 51.5
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBC
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Betting market: With bettors having to lay just a few points on the mighty Rams, Los Angeles is getting three-quarters of the spread bets at the time of writing (see live data here).
News broke on Wednesday that Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) practiced in full and is expected to start, but not much changed. Books kept the line on the key number of three. Even public betting percentages didn’t sway much, but I imagine Chicago gets a bit more love by the end of the week.
The over/under has been hammered. Almost 75% of bets and more than 90% of the money is on the under, which has caused the line to drop to 51.5 since opening at 54. — Mark Gallant
Weather report: Bundle up. Like much of the Midwest, Chicago will be chilly on Sunday night with temperatures in the mid-20s. The Windy City won’t be living up to its name, though, as wind speeds will only be about 6 mph. — Gallant
Trends to know: Between college and the NFL, Jared Goff has one career start in freezing temperatures (32 degrees or colder): Earlier this season in Denver, where he went 14-of-28 for no touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked five times in a narrow 23-20 win for the Rams, who failed to cover the seven-point spread.
Goff had started two games prior to that with the temperature below 40 degrees. The Rams lost both straight-up and against the spread, scoring a combined 13 points. — Evan Abrams