Chicago Bears vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Betting odds

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Through the first two weeks of the season, the Chicago Bears have been volatile. In Week 3, a depleted Bears team take on Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Chicago Bears an unpredictable team and will most likely be for the rest of the season. They played like a legit playoff team in Week 1. In Week 2, they played like they are trying to earn the top pick in the 2018 draft. Injuries have not been kind to the Bears, but good teams fight through that kind of adversity. Below are some of the different betting odds for the Week 3 matchup between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Spread

Depending on what odds you use, the Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by 7.5 points against the 0-2 Chicago Bears. That is a lot of points to give, but as the Bears showed in Week 2, they are not a very good football team. Until Mitchell Trubisky is the Bears starting quarterback, the Bears should be underdogs in every game they play. Although the Bears are 0-2 they are 1-1 against the spread, which is something to keep in mind when looking at the spread for this game.


The over/under for total points scored in this matchup is set at 44 points. This seems like a game that could get out of hand quickly if the Bears’ offense cannot string consistent drives together like Week 2. Frankly, Mike Glennon and the Bears offense hasn’t performed well yet this season.

During the last drive of the Bears-Falcons game, the Falcons inexplicably played a very soft defense allowing Mike Glennon to tear them up. Fortunately for the Falcons, their defense stepped up at the right time and got a stop in the red zone.  To reach the over this week, the Steelers are going to have to score the majority of the points in this game.

Money Line

Steelers -350

Bears +275

The Bears at +275 have good value, but this game could be over in the first half. The Steelers have a high-powered offense and the Bears have an injury-ridden defense that has been on the field a ton the last two weeks. That does not spell good things for bettors taking the Bears at the money line. The Steelers have the advantage of having a better offense, defense and head coach.


I think the Steelers cover, beating the Bears 35-14 in a blowout, which also would mean the over (44 points) would be reached. I think Glennon will struggle for the third week in a row and the whispers for Mitch Trubisky turn into full-blown screams. John Fox’s seat is getting hotter and hotter by the week.