The Bears were the most profitable NFL team against the spread in the 2018 season. According to The Action Network, the Bears were 12-4 against the spread (ATS), and almost automatic at home, going 7-1 for bettors backing them at Soldier Field.
The NFC Champion Rams, despite going 13-3 during the regular season, were not a great bet, going just 7-7-2 ATS.
The second most profitable teams for bettors backing them? The 13-3 Saints who rewarded bettors with a 10-6 record…and believe it or not, yes, the Cleveland Browns, who despite finishing 7-8-1, also went 10-6 against the spread.
As the Bears prepare for a pivotal Week 11 matchup with the Rams, the team's injury report is trending in the wrong direction.
Take a look at the report from Thursday:
David Montgomery (ankle) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday. Trey Burton (calf), Isaiah Irving (quad), Adam Shaheen (foot) and Danny Trevathan (elbow) also didn't practice.
Last Saturday, the Bears signed RB Ryan Nall and LB James Vaughters off their practice squad — potential candidates to see more run with Trevathan likely to miss time and Montgomery's status up in the air.
The Rams reported earlier this week that RT Rob Havenstein, WR Brandin Cooks and DB Darious Williams are all already ruled out for Sunday.
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Hub Arkush, David Schuster and Patrick Finley join Laurence Holmes on the panel.
0:00- The NFL releases the list of teams that have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick's workout. The Bears are not on that list. The panel debates that and if we can trust Ryan Pace's quarterback scouting abilities.
12:00- Jason Goff joins Laurence to talk about Coby White's big game and preview Thursday night's big game against the Bucks.
19:00- Jose Abreu accepts the White Sox' qualifying offer. So what is Rick Hahn's next move?
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