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Point spread favors Bears in battle with Rams

St. Louis RamsChicago Bears
Sep 23, 1:00 PM | Grass of Soldier Field

St. Louis Rams vs Chicago Bears Odds

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The St. Louis Rams will attempt to buck a long road slump this Sunday at Soldier Field when they take on the Chicago Bears. St. Louis is just 1-10 SU and 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in six of Chicago's last seven home games and in four of St. Louis's last six games overall. Chicago is an 8-point favorite and the total is set at 44.5 at TOPBET.

View St Louis vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bears in this one found them as 10-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 44.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears - Rams odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 15 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Rams sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 29-25 win for the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 14-ranked offense (25.5 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 22 at 27.5 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 194 yards per game, less than the Rams give up through the air (271.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rams feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 83 yards per game. Chicago, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.

St. Louis was a 31-28 winner in its last match at home against the Redskins. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 59 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Sam Bradford dusted the Redskins secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Rams defeated Washington 31-28 at Edward Jones Dome.

In their last action, Chicago was a 23-10 loser on the road against the Packers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Bears were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-10 score against Green Bay.

St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Rams at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Seattle, Sunday, September 30
Chicago at Dallas, Monday, October 1