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NFL Week 9 Betting Preview: Steelers currently 6.5-point favorites against the Bears

The Steelers are looking to keep their winning streak going on Monday Night Football.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up their first AFC North victory of the season and are looking to extend their three-game winning steak against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. After a big divisional road win, the Steelers need to take care of business at home against an NFC opponent.

When it comes to the betting lines for Monday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by DraftKings Sportsbook.


Game Info: Week 9

Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 8:15 PM

Betting line: -6.5

Over/under: 40

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (L) 17-23 (OT) vs Chicago

Win streak: 3 games CHI

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 0 - 3 CHI

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 4 - 6 CHI


The opening line on the game was at -5.5 after the schedule was announced in May. Since then, the line has remained relative steady before settling in at -6.5 following Sunday’s games.

Being the favorite on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -265 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 20/53 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Bears would have a payout of $27.55 ($7.55 plus the original $20 bet). The Bears have a current moneyline of +215, or 43/20 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Chicago to win straight up would have a payout of $63 ($43 plus the original $20 bet).

The Steelers are 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 games and are 1-4 against the spread in their last 6 games against Chicago. The Steelers also have gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games and have gone UNDER in 7 of their last 9 games against the NFC.

If looking at the futures bets at DraftKings.com, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl are 50/1 after Week 8. The Steelers odds to win the AFC Championship are now 25/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 13/2 odds, tied with the Browns, and are behind the Ravens at 20/29 odds and the Bengals with 7/2 odds.