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Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds

Time: 8:30 PM EST Sunday September 22, 2013, NBC

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Bears -1.5
Over/Under Total Line: 40
Moneyline: Bears -130 / Steelers +110

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Chicago Bears in a non-conference match up.

In their last games the Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-30 and the Steelers lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 20-10.

The Steelers’ have played good passing defense, but that is about it, as they rank 25th un run defense, 26th in passing offense, and 31st in rushing offense.

The Bears offense and defense has been decent, but it is key that their offensive line has played well, as they have only given up 1 sack in 2 games.

This season the Steelers are 0-1 at home, last season they were 5-3 SU 3-4-1 ATS at Heinz Field.
The Bears were 5-3 SU 4-4 ATS on the road last season.

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Chicago Bears: 2-0 SU 0-1-1 ATS
Pittsburgh Steelers: 0-2 SU 0-2 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• CHI is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
• CHI is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win.
• CHI has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
• PITT is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• PITT is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
• PITT has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Bears: 21.60
Steelers: 20.65

Key Player Injuries

Charles Tillman CB Probable Knee
Julius Peppers DE Probable Illness
Brandon Hardin S Injured-Rese Shoulder
Kelvin Hayden CB Injured-Rese Torn left hamstring

Le’Veon Bell RB Out Foot
Heath Miller TE Out Knee
Curtis Brown CB Doubtful Illness
Steve McLendon NT Probable Hamstring
Shaun Suisham K Probable Left hamstring
Cortez Allen CB Out Ankle

Next Game
Bears @ Lions
Steelers @ Vikings

Our Selection : Sure it’s difficult to envision the Steelers being 0-3 to start the season, but this is one bad team in 2013. Scoring 9.5 points per game just doesn’t cut it in the high scoring NFL. Look for the Bear’s Jay Cutler to limit the mistakes and come up with the straight up road win and point spread cover. Take Chicago -1.5 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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