|2012 NFL Week 3 Point Spreads & Odds: Bears favored over visiting Rams|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 19 September 2012 16:00|
Rams vs. Bears Week 3 Odds
CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – While the Bears are looking to bounce back from a frustrating loss to division rival Green Bay, the Rams will look to build off their victory over the Redskins when Chicago hosts St. Louis at 1:00PM ET on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS: The Rams won their first game of the Jeff Fisher era with a thrilling 31-28 victory over the Redskins last Sunday. Sam Bradford completed of 26-of-35 for 310 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, while rookie Daryl Richardson rushed for 83 yards on 15 carries while subbing in for the injured Steven Jackson (who carried the ball nine times for 59 yards). Danny Amendola set the stat sheet ablaze, catching 15 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown, while Brandon Gibson caught two passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. With the win St. Louis improved to 1-1 on the season and has covered the spread in back-to-back weeks.
CHICAGO: The Bears’ offense was a disaster last Thursday night in Chicago. Jay Cutler threw four interceptions and was sacked seven times, while Matt Forte suffered an injury and is likely out for this Sunday’s game against the Rams. The one positive is that the defense played very well despite allowing 23 points. They sacked Aaron Rodgers sacked five times, forced one fumble and had an interception. Unfortunately for Julius Peppers and company, the offense was bad that a win wasn’t in the cards. The Bears also failed to cover as a 5.5-point underdog.
ODDS: According to odds makers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bears are currently 9-point favorites over the Rams, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 43 points. And of the wagers currently placed on this game, 53% of the betting public currently favors the Rams.
TRENDS: The under is 6-2 in the last eight games between these two teams while the Rams are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Bears. The road team, while, is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings overall.