Teams with rich histories clash on Monday Night Football when the Los Angeles Rams host the Chicago Bears. It's the final game of the Week 7 NFL schedule. The Bears (5-1) are seeking their fifth NFC North Division title since 2005, while the Rams (4-2) are eyeing their third NFC West title in the past four seasons. Since losing to Indianapolis to start the month, Chicago has wins over Tampa Bay and Carolina. Los Angeles, meanwhile, had won two in a row before losing at San Francisco last week.
Kickoff from SoFi Stadium is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Bears vs. Rams odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 44.5 after opening at 47. Before making any Rams vs. Bears picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Bears vs. Rams spread: Rams -6.5
- Bears vs. Rams over-under: 44.5 points
- Bears vs. Rams money line: Bears +235, Rams -275
- CHI: 3-0 against the spread on the road this season
- LAR: Plus-6.3 point differential this season
Why the Rams can cover
Defense is a big reason for Los Angeles' success this year. The unit is led by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who has played well against the Bears in the past. Donald has 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in three career games against Chicago. He is looking for his third home game in a row against the Bears with at least 1.5 sacks and has eight sacks in his last eight home games.
This season, Floyd has 17 tackles, including nine solo, and two sacks for 14 yards. He also has four tackles for loss.
Why the Bears can cover
Chicago continues to rely on its defense and is holding opponents to 19.3 points per game. Linebacker Khalil Mack is a major reason for making opposing offenses struggle, posting 21 tackles, including 11 solo, with 6.5 tackles for loss. Mack also has 4.5 sacks with one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. Mack is looking for his third game in a row with a sack and two tackles for loss. He has four sacks and three forced fumbles in four career games on Monday Night Football.
Also disrupting opposing offenses is defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, who had a fumble recovery in Week 6. He has four sacks and a fumble recovery in his past four games on Monday Night Football. For the season, Hicks has 23 tackles, including 16 solo, with 3.5 sacks for 23 yards, 7.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery.
How to make Bears vs. Rams picks
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