Sunday Night Football Week 11 action features Chicago visiting Los Angeles. The Bears and Rams were expected to be postseason contenders, but both squads have fallen off the pace in the NFC playoff race. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET on Nov. 17, 2019.
Spread: Rams -6.5 (-110), Bears +6.5 (-110)
Moneyline: Rams (-300), Bears (+250)
Total: OVER 40 (-110), UNDER 40 (-110)
Bears’ Season To Date
Snapping a four-game losing streak, Chicago (4-5) posted a 20-13 win over Detroit at home last week. QB Mitchell Trubisky tied a season-high with three TD passes, but they came against a Lions pass defense that ranks 28th. The Bears’ playoff hopes are fading, as they are three games behind Minnesota who hold the second NFC Wild Card spot.
Bears’ Betting Record: ATS 3-6-0 OVER/UNDER 3-6-0
Bears’ Leaders on Offense
QB Mitchell Trubisky: 1,390 pass yards with 8 TD and 3 INT
RB David Montgomery: 599 total yards with 5 TD
WR Allen Robinson: 618 receiving yards with 3 TD
TE: Trey Burton: 84 receiving yards with 0 TD
Rams’ Season to Date
A season after their Super Bowl run, the Rams (5-4) are also looking at a lost season. QB Jared Goff, who is playing behind a terrible offensive line, has regressed this season. Adding to their O-Line woes, C Brian Allen and RT Rob Havenstein are now sidelined due to injuries sustained during the Rams’ 17-12 loss in Pittsburgh last week.
Rams’ Betting Record: ATS 6-3-0 OVER/UNDER 3-6-0
Rams’ Leaders on Offense
QB Jared Goff: 2,610 pass yards with 11 TD and 9 INT
RB Todd Gurley: 509 total yards with 7 TD
WR Cooper Kupp: 792 receiving yards with 5 TD
TE Gerald Everett: 365 receiving yards with 2 TD
Bears vs. Rams Recent History – First-Ever Meeting in Los Angeles
Meeting for the first time since 2015, Chicago defeated Los Angeles 15-6 in freezing conditions at Soldier Field during Week 14 last season. While they are not playing at the same level this year, the Bears defense had four interceptions and sacked Jared Goff three times in that contest. Expect Khalil Mack and Co. to bring plenty of heat here.
Rams vs. Bears Final Thoughts and Pick
Pressure is on for both squads. To finish with a 10-6 record, the Rams need to go 5-2 while the Bears need to close on a 6-1 run. That still may be one win short of a playoff berth as Seattle (8-2) and Minnesota (7-3) are the current Wild Card leaders. Entering this contest off a win, and near full health, gives Chicago a boost in this battle.
Quarterback pressure, plus a secondary that’s been bolstered by the arrival of Jalen Ramsey, are strengths for Los Angeles. Trubisky is easily flustered, so that’s a plus from the Rams. Montgomery (ankle) was limited in practice this week, though. Take the points and back the Bears.
Pick: Bears +6.5
Season Record: 1-12