The Los Angeles Rams (0-0) and the Chicago Bears (0-0) square off in Week 1. The Rams, listed at on the spread, take to their home field on September 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM ET on NBC against the Bears, on the moneyline to win. Bookmakers have set a point total of points for the matchup.
In this article we break down what you need to know before placing a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, injury statuses, weather conditions, and the best available odds.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 6, 2021, 9:18 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Rams Vs. Bears Betting Odds
Rams Vs. Bears Player Props
Rams Vs. Bears Weather
As of 9:18 PM on September 6, there is no weather report for Inglewood on September 12.
Rams Vs. Bears Injury Report
Los Angeles Injuries
|Darrell Henderson Jr.||RB||Thumb||Questionable|
|Bobby Brown III||DL||Thumb||Questionable|
|Tremayne Anchrum Jr.||G||Knee||Out|
|Mario Edwards Jr.||DE||Suspension||Out|
|Tarik Cohen||RB||Knee (acl)||Out|
Rams Offense Vs. Bears Defense (2020)
|Rams Offense||Stats (Rank)||Bears Defense|
|23.3 (22)||Points/Gm||23.1 (13)|
|0.34 (23)||Points/Play||0.36 (12)|
|377.0 (11)||Yards/Gm||344.9 (11)|
|261.4 (15)||Pass Yards/Gm||246.2 (11)|
|126.1 (10)||Rush Yards/Gm||113.4 (15)|
|5.5 (18)||Yards/Play||5.4 (10)|
|7.1 (19)||Yards/Pass||7.2 (15)|
|4.3 (14)||Yards/Rush||4.1 (8)|
|43.4% (12)||3rd Down %||38.1% (8)|
|57.9% (19)||Red Zone %||54.7% (5)|
|25 (25)||Turnovers||18 (25)|
|25 (6)||Sacks||35 (17)|
Bears Offense Vs. Rams Defense (2020)
|Bears Offense||Stats (Rank)||Rams Defense|
|23.3 (22)||Points/Gm||18.5 (1)|
|0.36 (19)||Points/Play||0.30 (1)|
|331.4 (26)||Yards/Gm||281.9 (1)|
|245.3 (22)||Pass Yards/Gm||212.6 (2)|
|102.9 (25)||Rush Yards/Gm||91.3 (3)|
|5.1 (26)||Yards/Play||4.6 (1)|
|6.4 (27)||Yards/Pass||6.2 (1)|
|4.2 (19)||Yards/Rush||3.8 (3)|
|34.6% (31)||3rd Down %||35.4% (3)|
|56.4% (22)||Red Zone %||58.7% (12)|
|22 (20)||Turnovers||22 (10)|
|36 (17)||Sacks||53 (2)|
When The Rams Have The Ball (2020)
- The Bears allowed opponents to score on 54.7% of their red-zone appearances last season (fifth in league). The Rams’ offense had a 57.9% red-zone percentage (19th).
- Chicago’s defense racked up 35 sacks last season (16th-fewest in the NFL). Los Angeles gave up 25 sacks to rank sixth in the league.
- The Rams averaged 0.34 points per play last season (23rd in the NFL), while the Bears gave up 0.36 per play (12th in the league).
- Los Angeles’ offense ranked 22nd in the NFL at 23.3 points per game last season. It will be facing Chicago’s defense which gave up 23.1 per game (13th in the league).
When The Bears Have The Ball (2020)
- The Bears were 31st in the NFL in third-down percentage last season (34.6%), and will be up against the third-ranked Rams third-down defense (35.4%).
- Los Angeles’ defense allowed 6.2 passing yards per attempt last year (first in the NFL). They will attempt to shut down Chicago’s passing attack, which had the No. 27 yards-per-pass average in the league (6.4 per attempt).
- The Rams’ defense was first in the NFL, allowing 4.6 yards per play last year, and the Bears’ offense was 26th in yards per play (5.1).
- Chicago averaged 331.4 yards per game to rank 26th in the NFL a season ago. They play a Los Angeles defense that ranked first, giving up 281.9 yards per game last year.
Rams Betting Trends And Insights
- Los Angeles went 9-7-0 ATS last season.
- The Rams covered the spread once when favored by 7.5 points or more last season (in three opportunities).
- A total of four of Los Angeles’ games last season hit the over.
- In seven games last season, Los Angeles and its opponents went over 45 total points.
- The Rams finished 8-4 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 66.7% of those games).
Bears Betting Trends And Insights
- Chicago won eight games against the spread last season, while failing to cover eight times.
- The Bears did not cover the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more last season (in two opportunities).
- Chicago’s games went over the point total eight out of 16 times last season.
- Chicago’s games last season had a combined scoring total higher than 45 points in eight of 17 outings.
- The Bears were underdogs 13 times last season and won six, or 46.2%, of those games.
Rams Players To Watch
- Matthew Stafford threw for 4,084 yards last season (255.3 yards per game) while completing 64.2% of his passes (339-of-528), with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
- Darrell Henderson rushed for 624 yards on 138 carries (41.6 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns a season ago.
- Last year, Sony Michel rushed for 449 yards on 79 carries (37.4 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
- Last season, Cooper Kupp hauled in 92 passes (on 124 targets) for 974 yards (60.9 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
- Robert Woods also added 90 catches for 936 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 129 times and averaged 58.5 receiving yards per game.
- Tyler Higbee caught 44 passes on 60 targets for 521 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 32.6 yards per game last season.
- Last season, Aaron Donald totaled 13.5 sacks, 19.5 TFL and 63 tackles.
- In last year’s campaign, Troy Reeder collected 109 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 3.0 sacks.
- Last season, Darious Williams grabbed four interceptions and added 51 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended.
Bears Players To Watch
- Last year Andy Dalton totaled 2,170 passing yards (135.6 yards per game) while going 216-for-333 (64.9% completion percentage) and throwing 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
- David Montgomery took 247 attempts for 1,070 rushing yards a season ago (66.9 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes for 438 yards (27.4 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
- Last season Allen Robinson II was targeted 151 times and notched 102 catches for 1,250 yards (78.1 ypg) while scoring six touchdowns.
- Darnell Mooney also contributed with 631 yards on 61 grabs and four touchdowns. He was targeted 98 times and put up 39.4 receiving yards per game last year.
- Last season Damiere Byrd caught 47 passes on 77 targets for 604 yards and one touchdown, averaging 37.8 receiving yards per game.
- Khalil Mack had a strong body of work a year ago, registering 9.0 sacks, 15.0 TFL, 71 tackles, and one interception.
- Roquan Smith’s 2020 campaign saw him total 180 tackles, 18.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, and two interceptions.
- Tashaun Gipson picked off two passes and tacked on 84 tackles and seven passes defended last season.
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