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Steelers vs. Bears NFL Week 3 Odds, Game Info & Pick

Written by on September 21, 2017

It’s always fun when two of the most iconic teams go head to head, although some of the excitement is removed when one team is currently a whole lot better than the other, as the NFL Week 3 odds dictates. The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the poster child for consistency in this league, perhaps because they manage their money, drafts, and coaching picks so wisely. They are a perennial playoff team, and have the rings to prove it. On the other hand, the Chicago Bears last saw real success back in the 1980’s, and have been on a steady decline since their last Super Bowl win. It can be argued that this current group of players may be the worst to don the Bears uniform in years. It’s no real surprise then to learn that the Steelers come into Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season with back to back wins and a perfect 2-0 record, while the Bears are still looking for their first one. Oddly enough, the Steelers have not been as good as their record suggests, while the Bears almost pulled of the surprise of the opening week. The Steelers are in as a 7-point favorite for this one, with the O/U set at 44 points. Let’s take a closer look at how this one might play out.

Steelers (2-0) vs. Bears (0-2) NFL Week 3 Odds & Game Info

When: Sunday, September 24 at 1 PM EST Where: Soldier Field, Chicago TV: CBS Radio: 102.5 FM (Pittsburgh) / 720 AM (Chicago) Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Week 3 Odds: Steelers -7 (44)

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 26
  • First Meeting: Bears 28 – Steelers 0 (1934)
  • Last Meeting: Bears 40 – Steelers 23 (2013)
  • All-Time Series: Bears leads 18-7-1
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Bears +42 points
  • Longest Win Streak: Bears W10
  • Current Win Streak: Bears W2

Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Week 3 odds ?

We all expected the Steelers offense to be among the best in the NFL this season, and while they still may end up being that, they have certainly not made the best start to the season. The offense has looked a little out of sync so far, and it’s fair to say that the absence of LeVeon Bell through the preseason may be part of the issue. Bell started to look as though he had shaken off some of the rust as the Week 2 game versus the Vikings wore on, and I have a feeling that he might just go off on the Bears this weekend. One part of the Steelers game that has not been an issue so far is their play on the defensive side of the football. They have been getting after the QB in a big way, and rookie starter TJ Watt already looks like the real deal. The Steelers are now 11-1 in their last 12 games, during which time they went 8-3-1 ATS. They are 6-1 SU in their last 7 road games, going 5-2 ATS in those meetings. The smart money here would appear to be on the black and gold.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 23.5
  • Total Yards: 312.5
  • Rush Yards: 68.5
  • Passing Yards: 244
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 13.5
  • Total Yards: 237
  • Rush Yards: 74
  • Passing Yards: 163

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Why Bet on the Chicago Bears in the NFL Week 3 odds?

The Bears can perhaps count themselves a little unfortunate to be sitting as 0-2, as they came within a few yards of knocking off the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, failing to punch home the football from a couple of yards out with time running out. They were not that proficient in Week 2, though, going down 29-7 in Tampa Bay. Chicago has struggled to move the ball on offense, and you get the feeling that they could be in serious trouble this weekend against a very good Steelers defense. Fans do think Mitch Trubisky can increase the Bears NFL Week 3 Odds It’s still early in the season, but there are a lot of Chicago Bears fans who would like to see rookie QB Mitch Trubisky get his chance, although I don’t think that’s going to happen until later in the year. Despite losing on a regular basis, the Bears have been good ATS, going 5-1 in their last 6. They have also been historically good against the Steelers, going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 12
  • Total Yards: 305.5
  • Rush Yards: 72.5
  • Passing Yards: 233
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 26
  • Total Yards: 341.5
  • Rush Yards: 90.5
  • Passing Yards: 251

NFL Week 3 Odds & Betting Trends

  • Steelers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Steelers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
  • Bears are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games
  • Bears are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

We can all agree that the Steelers have not been as good offensively as we thought they would be, but they are still stacked, and those big numbers are going to come eventually. I have a feeling that they might get on track this weekend, which means an easy win and cover for Pittsburgh. Score Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 33 – Chicago Bears 7
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