|Rams vs. Bears Week 12 Odds – Our Expert Pick|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 06 December 2009 00:40|
Rams vs. Bears Pick
Two struggling NFC teams will square off in Week 13 when the Chicago Bears host the St. Louis Rams at 1:00PM ET on Sunday.
The Rams lost to the Seahawks 27-17 as a 4-point underdog in Week 12. The combined score fell under the posted total of 42.5 points, as Kyle Boller threw for 282 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Steven Jackson also rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
The Vikings crushed the Bears 36-10 in Week 12, as Chicago failed to cover the spread as a 10.5-point underdog. The combined score fell under the posted total of 47 points, as Jay Cutler threw for 147 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Chicago. Matt Forte rushed for just 27 yards on eight carries.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Bears 9-point favorites over the Rams in Week 13. The over/under total for this game has been set at 41 points.
Our free pick prediction for this game is the Rams +9. St. Louis is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games and 4-2 against the number in its last six games on the road. Conversely, Chicago is just 1-6 against the spread in its last seven games and 1-6 straight up in its last seven.
The Bears are in absolute shambles. They can’t run the ball, Cutler turns the ball over multiple times a game and their defense is brutal. Considering the Rams have only won one game this season, it’s hard to talk about them in a positive light but the bottom line is that Chicago shouldn’t be 9-point favorites over anyone this season.
Also, take the over 41 in this game. The total has gone over in four of Chicago’s lat five games when playing at home against St. Louis and neither defense could stop a 7-man offense right now.
Our NFL Week 13 Free Pick for this matchup is: ST. LOUIS RAMS +9 and OVER 41.
353 St. Louis Rams +9 (+350 moneyline) Over 41
354 Chicago Bears –9 (-500 moneyline) Under 41
St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
[WR] 08/22/2009 - Brooks Foster IR ( Ankle )
[DE] 09/06/2009 - Eric Moore IR ( Hand )
[DL] 09/05/2009 - Adam Carriker IR ( Shoulder )
[WR] 09/28/2009 - Laurent Robinson out for season ( Leg )
[DL] 10/11/2009 - Gary Gibson IR ( Ankle )
[LS] 10/26/2009 - Chris Massey out for season ( Leg )
[DB] 10/26/2009 - Bradley Fletcher out for season ( Knee )
[OG] 12/01/2009 - Richie Incognito probable Sunday vs. Chicago ( Foot )
[WR] 11/22/2009 - Keenan Burton IR ( Knee )
[DE] 11/19/2009 - C.J. Ah You IR ( Knee )
[OT] 11/30/2009 - Jason Smith doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago ( Concussion )
[C] 11/29/2009 - Jason Brown injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago ( Knee )
[QB] 11/23/2009 - Marc Bulger expected to miss 3-6 weeks ( Tibia )
[FB] 12/01/2009 - Mike Karney doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago ( Neck )
[RB] 09/06/2009 - Kevin Jones IR ( Ankle )
[LB] 09/14/2009 - Brian Urlacher IR ( Wrist )
[DE] 09/06/2009 - Henry Melton IR ( Ankle )
[LB] 10/21/2009 - Pisa Tinoisamoa IR ( Knee )
[TE] 11/29/2009 - Desmond Clark "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis ( Neck )
[LT] 12/02/2009 - Orlando Pace doubtful Sunday vs. St. Louis ( Groin )
[DE] 12/03/2009 - Alex Brown is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. St. Louis ( Leg )
[LB] 11/29/2009 - Lance Briggs injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis ( Knee )
[CB] 12/03/2009 - Charles Tillman is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. St. Louis ( Concussion )
Posted: 12/6/09 7:40AM ET