Pittsburgh Steelers vs Chicago Bears: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 9

By Squawka NFL

Published: 12:51, 4 November 2021

The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) take a three-game winning streak into a matchup against the Chicago Bears (3-5) on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is a 6.5-point favorite in the game. The over/under is set at 40.

Steelers vs Bears predictions

Squawka predictions for Steelers vs Bears
ATS Total Score prediction
Steelers (-6.5) Under (40) Steelers 24 Bears 15

Last three results

Steelers recent betting insights

  • Pittsburgh has covered the spread twice, and is 3-0 overall, over its last three games.
  • In Pittsburgh’s past three contests, it has gone over the total once.
  • The Steelers total over the last three games is 2.0 points more than the 40 total listed for this matchup.

Bears recent betting insights

  • Chicago has no wins against the spread and is 0-3 overall in its past three games.
  • Chicago has hit the over once in its past three games.
  • The Bears and their opponents have combined to score an average of 43.8 combined points in their last three games, 3.8 more than the 40 over/under in this matchup.

Steelers vs Bears head-to-head

Chicago has an edge against Pittsburgh over the last five meetings between these two squads, collecting a 3-2 record in those games. Chicago totaled 101 points in those five matchups compared to Pittsburgh’s 92.

Steelers vs Bears betting odds

Steelers vs Bears betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Steelers -6.5 -110 -110 40 -110 -110

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Steelers vs Bears betting insights

Steelers trends

  • Pittsburgh has compiled a 3-4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total once this season.
  • The Steelers put up 5.5 fewer points per game (18.9) than the Bears allow (24.4).
  • The Steelers collect 26.7 fewer yards per game (330.4), than the Bears allow per outing (357.1).
  • Pittsburgh is 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when the team picks up over 357.1 yards.

Bears trends

  • Chicago has gone 3-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Bears are winless against the spread when they have played as 6.5-point underdogs or more (0-3).
  • Games involving Chicago have hit the over twice out of nine chances this year.
  • This season the Bears put up 4.9 fewer points per game (15.4) than the Steelers give up (20.3).
  • Chicago is 1-2 against the spread and 1-1 overall when the team records more than 20.3 points.
  • The Bears average 81.7 fewer yards per game (264.0) than the Steelers allow per contest (345.7).

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Steelers and Bears
Steelers Stats Bears
254.4 Pass yards 157.6
256.3 Pass yards against 252.8
86.0 Rush yards 136.6
106.0 Rush yards against 125.0
-1 Turnover differential -3

Player betting tips

Steelers top players

  • Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 1,781 yards (175-for-269), with eight touchdowns and four interceptions (254.4 YPG).
  • Roethlisberger has had a passing touchdown in all seven games this season, with multiple passing TDs in one of them.
  • Najee Harris has churned out a team-high 479 rushing yards (68.4 YPG) and scored three touchdowns. He has tacked on 37 catches for 273 yards (also a team high) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Harris has rushed for a score in three of his games this year, but is yet to score more than once in a single contest.
  • Diontae Johnson has hauled in 40 catches for 474 yards, best on his team, and three touchdowns. He has been targeted 63 times, and averages 67.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Johnson has had a receiving touchdown in three of seven games this season, but no games with multiple receiving TDs.
Select player props for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 251.5 (-113)
Najee Harris 68.5 (-113) 29.5 (-117)
Diontae Johnson 2.5 (+106) 72.5 (-110)

Bears top players

  • This year Justin Fields has racked up 991 passing yards (123.9 per game) while going 94-for-158 (59.5%) and throwing for three touchdowns with seven interceptions. He has added a team-high 243 rushing yards on 44 carries with two touchdowns.
  • Khalil Herbert has rushed for a team-high 351 yards on 81 attempts (43.9 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • This year Darnell Mooney has 33 receptions for a team-high 409 yards (51.1 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Allen Robinson II’s stat line this year reveals 26 catches for 271 yards and one touchdown. He puts up 33.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Cole Kmet has caught 22 passes on 36 targets for 197 yards, averaging 24.6 yards per game.
Select player props for the Chicago Bears
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Justin Fields 178.5 (-115) 1.5 (+110) 25.5 (-120)
Khalil Herbert 70.5 (-110) 14.5 (-117)
Darnell Mooney 0.5 (-132) 48.5 (-114)


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