The Chicago Bears visit Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers looking to score an upset and at the same time, end their skid. Will the Bears get back in the win column? Or will the Steelers extend their win streak? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Chicago Bears vs Pittsburgh Steelers Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 8, 2021
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: Monday, November 8, 2021, 8:15 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Chicago Bears (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 3-5
Chicago is still on a slump after losing to the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 8, 33-22. But the Bears did look better in that game compared to most of their previous contests, and they will look to continue building on that going forward. Fields went 19/27 for 175 passing yards and a touchdown and interception. Plus, he rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Fields is slowly figuring out life under center in the NFL. The Bears lost again in Week 8, but Fields is gathering momentum, and it wouldn’t be all that surprising if he puts up another gem this coming weekend against the Steelers, whose defense still struggles in forcing turnovers.
The Bears, who are averaging 15.4 points per game, are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games in Week 9.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 4-3
The Steelers’ trend is moving in the complete opposite direction of Chicago. They are on a three-game winning streak, heading into this showdown with the Bears at home. Pittsburgh beat the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, both at home, in Weeks 5 and 6, respectively, before a bye in Week 7. Then the Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns on the road last Sunday, 15-10. Pittsburgh is not that great in terms of coaxing turnovers from opponents, but it still makes stops. The Steelers are fifth overall in defensive red-zone touchdown rate, second in opponents rushing touchdowns per game, and seventh in scoring defense with just 20.3 points allowed per contest. Sure, the Bears’ attack has looked better of late, but it still is disjointed in a lot of ways. And then there’s the Steelers’ offense that can take advantage of the Bears’ stop unit that might not have Khalil Mack on the field due to a foot injury.
The Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in November.
The Steelers win, 21-14.
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