What Is The Steelers vs Bears Spread?Noah Williams
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an easy start to the season, beating the Browns and the Bradford-less Vikings. In Week 3, the schedule makers are giving the Steelers a gimme game versus the winless Chicago Bears.
The Week 3 NFL betting spread favors the Steelers by 8.5-points over the Bears. Kick-off is this Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from the Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Chicago Bears Spread & ATS Pick
What: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) vs Chicago Bears (0-2)
When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Spread: Steelers -8.5
Moneyline: Pittsburgh -320 vs Chicago +260
Game Total: 44
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Pittsburgh vs Chicago
Why Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers To Beat The Bears?
Big Ben. Le’Veon Bell. Antonio Brown. Martavis Bryant. The Pittsburgh Steelers fearless foursome of B’s have no peer nor is there a defense that can stop them all. Although Bell and Brown have yet to find the end zone, Pittsburgh is ranked No. 11 in scoring (23.5 points per game) and No. 16 in total offense (312.5 yards per game).
Chicago’s defense had problems containing Bucs WR Mike Evans last weekend and they are in a world of hurt if Roethlisberger is provided any time to go through his progressions. The veteran quarterback has a 99.9 passer rating this season with 506 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.
The Bears have allowed 90.5 rushing yards per game this season. This might be the week Bell goes off. He’s averaging just 3.2 yards per carry, but you can’t keep a back this good down.
Why Bet The Chicago Bears To Beat The Steelers?
The Bears are 0-2 SU and 1-1 ATS. Their only chance to cover the betting spread is if QB Mike Glennon can eliminate turnovers. He threw a pair of interceptions and lost a fumble last week.
Head-coach John Fox and his offensive brain-trust are sticking firmly with Glennon as the team’s No. 1 starter heading into Week 3. That means rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky will stay on the sidelines unless this game gets ugly early.
“He’s a competitor,” Fox said of Glennon, who will earn $18 million this year. “We all deal with adversity. What’s critical is how you respond. You’re going to get hit. You’re going to have bad days. It’s how you respond to that.”
Chicago chances at covering the spread against the Steelers go up when they play at Soldier Field. The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. They are also 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Steelers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite.
- Steelers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Bears are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Steelers Vs. Bears Week 3 Betting Analysis:
The game marks the first meeting between the Bears and Steelers since 2013. Chicago has won the past two contests, and Pittsburgh is seeking its first win at Soldier Field since 1995.
I don’t see how the Bears will keep pace with the Steelers. I am betting Pitt and the over.