NFL Betting: Bears at Steelers on Sunday Night
Off to a 2-0 start to the season, the Chicago Bears and new head coach Marc Trestman will get a primetime showcase this weekend as they head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in NFL betting action on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
The Bears got past the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 while pushing the 3-point spread at home at the sportsbooks in their first game of the season two weeks ago, then edged the Minnesota Vikings 31-30 as a 6-point home favorite last week. Those games were both OVER results for totals bettors.
Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler went 28 of 39 for 290 yards passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions against the Vikings last time out, while Matt Forte ran for 90 yards on 19 carries. Brandon Marshall had seven catches for 113 yards and a TD, while Martellus Bennett had two TD grabs.
The Bears are 2-0 SU but 0-1-1 ATS on the season heading into their Week 3 NFL betting matchup on Sunday night, while the Steelers are 0-2 both SU and ATS so far in 2013.
Pittsburgh lost 16-9 as a 6-point home favorite in their opener against the Tennessee Titans two weeks ago, then fell 20-10 on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals as 6.5-point underdog in their second outing of the season on Monday Night Football in Week 2.
Ben Roethlisberger was good on just 20 of his 37 pass attempts for 251 yards through the air in that loss to the Bengals on Monday, with one touchdown strike and one interception that night. Felix Jones led the Steelers on the ground in that contest with just 37 rushing yards.
The Bears and Steelers last met back in September 2009, with Chicago winning that game 17-14 as a 3-point home underdog on the NFL betting odds. That ended Pittsburgh's 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS run against Chicago that had dated way back to 1995.
Kickoff for the Bears vs. Steelers matchup on Sunday Night Football is set for 8:30pm ET on NBC, with Chicago opening as a 1.5-point road favorite on the NFL odds at the sportsbooks for the game.
The other primetime matchups on the NFL's schedule for Week 3 are Kansas City at Philadelphia (-3) on Thursday night, and then Oakland at Denver (-15.5) on Monday night.
Rounding out the Week 3 NFL schedule are Cleveland at Minnesota (-5), St. Louis at Dallas (-4), Green Bay (-1) at Cincinnati, Arizona at New Orleans (-9), San Diego at Tennessee (-3), Detroit at Washington (pick'em), Tampa Bay at New England (-9), the Giants at Carolina (pick'em), Houston (-1) at Baltimore, Jacksonville at Seattle (-19.5), Atlanta at Miami (pick'em), Indianapolis at San Francisco (-11.5), and Buffalo at the Jets (-1).