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Chicago Bears vs. L.A. Rams: The best betting props for MNF

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October 26th, 2020

Week 7 of the NFL season finishes off with a matchup of two pleasant surprises.

The Chicago Bears have shocked the world by starting the season at 5-1, while the Los Angeles Rams are 4-2, and have seemingly regained their form from 2018, when they finished 13-3.

Here are the best betting props for the Week 7 Monday Night Football showdown between the Bears and Rams.

Tue, October 27 2020, 12:16 AM

Los Angeles Rams

Spread

-6

Moneyline

-265

Total

O 45

Chicago Bears

Spread

+6

Moneyline

+215

Total

U 45

Nick Foles interceptions

Nick Foles took over at quarterback in the middle of a Week 3 game in Atlanta. He led the fourth quarter comeback and has not looked back since. However, regardless of his ability to win games, there is no doubt the man makes some questionable decisions in the passing game. He has thrown an interception in all four of his appearances this season.

The Rams defense has only intercepted four passes so far this season, but that should not deter you from this wager. That secondary is deadly with Jalen Ramsey, Darious Williams, and Troy Hill. Ramsey will be shadowing the only big receiving threat the Bears have in Allen Robinson. I expect Foles to try to force one to Robinson at some point and immediately regret that decision.

Pick: Over 0.5 interceptions (-150)

Who will win tonight's MNF clash between the Bears and Rams?

David Montgomery rushing yards

The Chicago running back has had a rough start to his career after receiving so much hype out of college. The Bears even let Jordan Howard go to clear the path for the third round pick from Iowa State.

So far this year, Montgomery has yet to surpass 20 carries in a game and has yet to eclipse 83 yards on the ground in a single outing. Here you are getting the number at 57.5 yards. He has only passed that number in three of the six games this season, and in just 10 out of 22 career games.

The Rams rushing defense is not excellent as they do allow 4.4 yards per carry. However, Montgomery is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry. If you split the difference and assume that Montgomery gets 4.0 yards per carry tonight, then he will need 15 carries to hit this number. It is risky to take a starting running back under this number, but I just do not trust him to reach it here.

Pick: Under 57.5 rushing yards (-115)

Chicago Bears first team touchdown scorer

Usually, I like to take odds on the first overall touchdown scorer because of the value. However, it is much more likely that the Rams score a touchdown in this game before the Bears. Los Angeles has scored the first touchdown in four of six games, where Chicago has only done it in two of six games. The Rams are also favored in this game by six points.

The Rams have had a different player score their first touchdown of the game in all six games. That is just too risky to try to predict. However, the Bears have had a little more consistency to their first touchdown scorer. The tight end position has half of the "first touchdowns" for the Bears, and Montgomery has two of the other three.

I really like Jimmy Graham here at value considering he is only the third favorite on the board even though he has completed this feat twice already this season. In addition, the Rams have already allowed four touchdowns to tight ends this season.

Pick: Jimmy Graham (+550)


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