The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as 6.5-point favorites for their Week 9 Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears, according to odds released Sunday by BetOnline.ag. The total for the game, to be played at Heinz Field on Nov. 8, is 40 points.
The Steelers are just 3-4 against the spread this season, but have covered in two of their last three after beating the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as a road underdog.
The Steelers are 0-3 in games when they’re favored, having failed to cover against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6 and losing outright to the Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals earlier this season. They were a home underdog to the Denver Broncos in Week 5 and won that game. The Steelers’ games have gone under the total five times, over once and pushed once.
The Bears are 3-5 against the spread, and have lost three straight. Chicago has been an underdog six times this season, and has covered just once, an outright win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 10. Chicago’s games have gone under the total six times and over once.