- BetOnline has the Steelers as the 6.5 point home favorites versus the Bears on Monday Night Football
- Pittsburgh is 3-4 against the spread this season
- Chicago has not covered the 6.5 point (or more) spread this season when they have been the underdog
The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the season with a 1-3 run. The club has righted the ship and following a 27-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers in week 4, the Steelers are on a three-game winning streak. Pittsburgh is coming off a 15-10 victory over Cleveland.
The Chicago Bears started the 2021 NFL campaign with a 3-2 record. The team won back-to-back games against the Detroit Lions and the Las Vegas Raiders before dropping three in a row. Chicago looks to avoid a four-game losing skid when it heads to Pittsburgh on Monday night.
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Monday Night Football – Week 9
Steelers vs Bears
Pittsburgh is a 6.5-point home favorite at Heinz Field versus the Bears on Monday Night. The Bears defense collapsed last week against the San Francisco 49ers. The team allowed 467 yards, which is the worst game for the Bears since the team allowed 541 yards against the Miami Dolphins in 2018. In addition to the yardage, the Bears allowed the 49ers to put up points in seven straight possessions.
"He wants to do more than just be a great runner." @_BigBen7 on @ohthatsNajee22
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— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 3, 2021
The poor play of the defense shadowed the positive play of quarterback Justin Fields who threw for 175 yards and rushed for another 103.
Ben Roethlisberger is having more success than he did early in the season, but he only has one game this season with more than one touchdown pass. The Bears have allowed a league high 30 quarterback sacks this season, with that, keep an eye on T.J. Watt, whose 8.5 sacks this season have him behind only Myles Garrett in that category.
MNF Best Bets
Bet the UNDER on 40. These teams are both near the bottom of the NFL in scoring this season. The Bears average 15.4 points per game. The Steelers are also struggling to score, with an average of 18.9 points per game. Pittsburgh’s scored more than 20 points in three games this season, while Chicago has two games of over 20 points.
Only the 3rd rookie QB in NFL history to rush for 100 yards, run for a TD & throw a TD pass in a game.@justnfields did that. 💪 https://t.co/IBjPzxrKUz
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 3, 2021
Bet the Steelers to WIN. Pittsburgh does not lose often at home on Monday Night. The team is 27-5 in Pittsburgh and has won 19 straight home games on MNF. The last time the team lost on Monday was October 14, 1991, when they fell to the Giants. Pittsburgh has the highest winning percentage in MNF games in NFL history at .662.
Final Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 23, Chicago 16.
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