St. Louis Rams at Chicago NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting has seen the St. Louis Rams struggle for most of this season and they are underdogs at Chicago on Sunday.

The Bears have been big disappointments as well but they are still considered better than the Rams in football betting.

NFL betting has seen the Rams go 1-10 straight up this season. They are at least competitive in football betting though as they are 5-6 against the spread.  Last week they really weren’t in the game against Seattle though, as they lost 27-17 in NFL betting. The Rams have lost 11 in a row at home overall. They have actually been better on the road this season against the spread.

St. Louis is simply not a popular team in NFL betting and they are also not very popular in their own city.  The announced attendance of 47,475 for last week’s game against Seattle was the worst in 15 seasons in St. Louis.  Other than running back Steven Jackson, there is not a lot to get excited about with the Rams.  Jackson had 89 yards rushing last NFL betting week.

The Rams have actually split the last ten games against Chicago outright. They are just 3-7 against the football betting odds in those games.  You might think that the Bears and Rams play a lot in NFL betting but in fact they have played only four times this decade.  They played last year in St. Louis and the Bears won 27-3 in NFL betting. They also played in 2006 in St. Louis and the Bears won 42-27.  The last time the two teams played in Chicago was in 2003 when the Rams won 23-21.

St. Louis has struggled on both sides of the ball this season.  They are starting their second string quarterback in Kyle Boller and he doesn’t have any offensive weapons other than Jackson. The defense is not very good either and they are on the field way too long.

Chicago has been poor most of the season in football betting.  Quarterback Jay Cutler has been throwing way too many interceptions and the running game has been awful. The Chicago defense has also been poor as they have lost focus since losing middle linebacker Brian Urlacher earlier this season.

Gamblers may have a tough time choosing a side in this game but since Chicago is favored and at home, they will probably lean with the Bears.