Chicago Bears

CHI

Chicago Bears

4-8, 4-8 ATS

14

34

LAR

Los Angeles Rams

8-4, 5-7 ATS

Los Angeles Rams

Media Consensus Picks

333 PicksMoneyline
Los Angeles Rams

LAR

-418

96%

96% predicted the Rams to win.

279 PicksSpread
Los Angeles Rams

LAR -9

-110

71%

71% predicted the Rams to cover the spread.

166 PicksOver/Under

Over 46.5

-109

27%

27% predicted the score to be over 46.5.

Best Sportsbook Odds


Chicago Bears
CHI
Team Performance
LAR
Los Angeles Rams
Moneyline
4-8 (33%)OverallOverall8-4 (67%)
2-4 (33%)On RoadAt Home4-2 (67%)
1-8 (11%)As UnderdogAs Favorite7-4 (64%)
1-4 (20%)As Road UnderdogAs Home Favorite3-2 (60%)
Spread
4-8 (33%)OverallOverall5-7 (42%)
2-4 (33%)On RoadAt Home3-3 (50%)
2-7 (22%)As UnderdogAs Favorite4-7 (36%)
2-3 (40%)As Road UnderdogAs Home Favorite2-3 (40%)
Over-Under-Push
4-8 (33%)OverallOverall7-5 (58%)
2-4 (33%)On RoadAt Home3-3 (50%)
4-5 (44%)As UnderdogAs Favorite6-5 (55%)

What National Media Said

94% of national media analysts called the Rams victory.

Featured National Media Analyst
Gregg Rosenthal

Gregg Rosenthal

NFL Network

LAR

Chicago Bears

CHI +7.5

Rams 27, Bears 20

“Two road wild-card teams from a year ago should not look like such a Week 1 mismatch. The Bears' defensive talent has eroded over the last few years, so it's hard to see what makes them special on either side of the ball. The Rams' receivers will find opportunities against a thin Bears secondary, but don't be stunned if it takes L.A.'s stars a few quarters to warm up after sitting all preseason. ”...

September 9, 2021 via nfl.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Mike Florio

Mike Florio

ProFootballTalk

LAR

Los Angeles Rams

LAR -7.5

Rams 30, Bears 17

“Some think that the Bears shouldn’t throw Justin Fields to the wolves, with Aaron Donald ready to pounce. At least Fields has a chance to run away from Donald. Andy Dalton doesn’t.”...

September 9, 2021 via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Michael David Smith

Michael David Smith

ProFootballTalk

LAR

Los Angeles Rams

LAR -7.5

Rams 28, Bears 20

“The Bears should go with Justin Fields at quarterback, but they’re going with Andy Dalton instead, and I like the Rams to get the win in Matthew Stafford‘s first game in Los Angeles.”...

September 9, 2021 via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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Chicago Bears

What Bears Insiders Said

91% of team insiders called the Rams victory.

Featured Bears Insider
Jeff Dickerson

Jeff Dickerson

ESPN NFL Nation

LAR

Los Angeles Rams

LAR -7.5

Under 46.5

Rams 24, Bears 14

“Rams superstar Aaron Donald will end the night with 2.5 sacks. The Bears' offensive line dealt with too many moving parts in the preseason; four of the five original projected starters on the offensive line will play on Sunday night, but chemistry figures to be an issue. Throw in the fact that 39-year-old veteran Jason Peters, whom the Bears signed late in camp, is starting at left tackle. And have we mentioned that Dalton isn't the most mobile quarterback. Advantage: Donald”...

September 10, 2021 via espn.com

Featured Bears Insider
Erik Duerrwaechter

Erik Duerrwaechter

Windy City Gridiron

CHI

Bears 24, Rams 21

“Matt Nagy will pull Andy Dalton out in favor of Justin Fields, and QB1 will provide a big enough spark on offense to capitalize what will be a strong effort by the Bears defense. ”...

September 5, 2021

Featured Bears Insider
Jack Salo

Jack Salo

Windy City Gridiron

LAR

“While it's a tired - and rather tone deaf - argument to say Andy Dalton should start this game just to protect Justin Fields, the reasoning still rings true. Aaron Donald is the most impactful non-quarterback in the NFL, only Pittsburgh finished ahead of LA in team sacks-per-game in 2020, and the Rams will be eager to show that they still have a top-tier defense. The Bears, meanwhile, have done very little to add to their offensive arsenal. With apologies to Marquise Goodwin, we're still looking at a low-end NFL offense for the Bears. Expect it ugly and be glad they aren't at Solider Field to hear the boo-birds out for Andy Dalton's head.”...

September 6, 2021

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Los Angeles Rams

What Rams Insiders Said

100% of team insiders called the Rams victory.

Featured Rams Insider
Lindsey Thiry

Lindsey Thiry

ESPN NFL Nation

LAR

Los Angeles Rams

LAR -7.5

Under 46.5

Rams 28, Bears 17

“Both teams open the 2021 season with new quarterbacks. The Rams completed an offseason blockbuster trade for Matthew Stafford, who is expected to ignite an offense that has been in decline over the past two seasons with the hope of a Super Bowl run. "He has done such a good job getting acclimated to his teammates, this environment, this atmosphere," Rams coach Sean McVay said. For the Bears, Andy Dalton, who was acquired as a free agent on a one-year deal, will start over rookie Justin Fields, the 11th-overall draft pick this year. "Andy has come in here from the start and been a great leader and been a great teammate," Bears coach Matt Nagy said, adding that he feels good about what Fields has exemplified in a short period.”...

September 10, 2021 via espn.com

Featured Rams Insider
Cameron DaSilva

Cameron DaSilva

Sportsbook Wire

LAR

Los Angeles Rams

LAR -7.5

Under 47

September 9, 2021

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Top-Ranked Expert Picks

Best performing analysts in each category this season.

Rams Overall Experts

Sterling Furrowh

26-7-0 (79%)

LAR

Ryan Harris

23-7-0 (77%)

LAR

Kevin Nogle

24-9-0 (73%)

LAR
Rams Moneyline Experts

Alex Byrne

8-2-0 (80%)

LAR

J Andrews

10-1-0 (91%)

LAR

Bearly Analytics

9-2-0 (82%)

LAR
Rams Spread Experts

HC Green

10-1-0 (91%)

LAR -7.5

Mark Gaughan

9-2-0 (82%)

LAR -7.5

Frank Schwab

9-2-0 (82%)

LAR -7.5
Rams Over/Under Experts

Sterling Furrowh

10-1-0 (91%)

Over 47

Kevin Skiver

9-1-0 (90%)

Under 47

Seth Baker

8-2-0 (80%)

Over 46
Bears Overall Experts

Kevin Nogle

25-8-0 (76%)

LAR

Jared Sapp

25-8-0 (76%)

LAR

HC Green

18-4-0 (82%)

LAR
Bears Moneyline Experts

Brandan Schulze

10-1-0 (91%)

LAR

Marlow Ferguson Jr.

9-1-0 (90%)

LAR

Robert Schmitz

6-0-0 (100%)

LAR
Bears Spread Experts

Kevin Nogle

10-1-0 (91%)

LAR -7.5

Jared Sapp

9-2-0 (82%)

LAR -7.5

HC Green

9-2-0 (82%)

LAR -7.5
Bears Over/Under Experts

Brendan O'Bryan

10-1-0 (91%)

Under 44

Nara Weng

6-1-0 (86%)

Over 46.5

Kevin Nogle

8-3-0 (73%)

Over 47

Top-Ranked Staff Consensus Picks

Consensus staff picks from the best performing outlets this season.

ProFootballTalk

50-36-0 (58%)

Matchup Performance

LAR (100%)Moneyline
LAR -9 (100%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal
On Tap Sports Network

25-33-0 (43%)

Matchup Performance

LAR (100%)Moneyline
LAR -9 (0%)Spread
Over 46.5 (33%)Total
Sports Illustrated

73-34-0 (68%)

Matchup Performance

LAR (100%)Moneyline
LAR -9 (0%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal
Windy City Gridiron

111-73-4 (60%)

Matchup Performance

LAR (86%)Moneyline
LAR -9 (25%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal