|2013 NBC Sunday Night Football Week 4 Odds: Bears vs. Steelers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 22 September 2013 13:30|
Bears vs. Steelers Odds
Chicago is 2-0 on the season, 0-1-1 against the spread and playing in its first road game. Pittsburgh is 0-2 overall, 0-1 at home and 0-2 against the spread. The home team has won three straight in this series.
Trends show that the Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning record while Chicago is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Bears are favored on the road, as they have odds of -1 point at Pittsburgh on Sunday night. The over/under total for the game opens at 40.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Bears favored by 1.5 points. The spread climbed to 2.5 points before falling back to Chicago -1. The over/under total opened at 39.5 points and made the quick jump to 40.5.
The Steelers are off to an 0-2 start to the season. They have really struggled offensively thus far, averaging just 9.5 points and 236 yards per game on that side of the ball. The rushing attack has just 75 total yards through two games. Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 442 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Defensively, the team hasn’t been too bad, holding opponents to 18 points and 318 yards per game. However, the defense has just one sack and has yet to create a turnover.
Chicago is 2-0 to start the season, winning its two games by a combined 4 points. The offense is posting 27.5 points and 367 yards per game, while the defense is holding opponents to 25.5 points and 345 yards per game. The defense has created six turnovers through two games, which has helped make up for four turnovers given up by the offense. Jay Cutler has thrown for 534 yards and five touchdowns in two games, but has three interceptions. Brandon Marshall has caught 15 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Chicago tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is questionable for the game. Pittsburgh cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) and tight end Heath Miller (knee) are both questionable for the contest.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Chicago, as the Bears are getting 80% of the wagers with odds of -1 point at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.