The Chicago Bears are off an abysmal game against the Green bay Packers and are eager to get back into action against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams looked impressive in both outings so far this year so when making the NFL Week 3 Picks some might side with St. Louis, but they are walking into a buzz saw.
The latest betting line on this game have the Bears listed as (-9) point favorites at BetOnline.This may not be surprising since the Bears are at home, but the Rams have shown they can hang with good teams like the Detroit Lions. Get this
The Bears have had extra time to prepare for the Rams and were embarrassed by the latest showing on national television against the Packers. The Bears prove they rebound well after a poor showing. Bears are 7-3-1against the spread (ATS) in their last 11 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game The Bears will face a Rams team that will be outmatched and outsized by the Bears on both sides of the ball.
Sam Bradford has looked impressive under center for the Rams, but this will be the toughest defense he has faced all season long. After a break out game against the Redskins, the Bears will focus on Danny Amendola and not allow the small crossing patterns over the middle. Running back Stephen Jackson is banged up with a sore groin and is rumored to be in the dog house of new coach Jeff Fisher. That could mean more running time for Daryl Richardson.
The most glaring mismatch is on the Bears offense.
Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan is often dirty but he plays hard on the field. However he plays hard to make up for his lack of size. Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler will expose his size and should dominate through the air.
The Bears have to deal with an injured Matt Forte, but they have depth at running back with Michael Bush if Forte is unable to go.
The Rams are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 against the NFC, 17-36-3 ATS in their last 56 games in September, and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games.
The Rams are improving but they still have a long way to go before competing with a team like the Bears on the road. Bears win in a blowout.