Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers: 11/8/21 NFL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) vs Chicago Bears (3-5)

Game Info: Monday, November 8, 2021 at 8:15 pm (Heinz Field)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Steelers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 39 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bears will travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this Monday night in NFL action.

The Chicago Bears lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, 33-22, this past Sunday. Chicago struggled defensively against the 49ers and could not fight back after a 5-yard TD run by Jimmy Garoppolo gave San Francisco a 30-22 lead with 6:34 left in regulation. Chicago was outgained San Francisco by a 467-324 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bears was QB Justin Fields who completed 19 of 27 passes for 175 yards, 1 TD, & 1 INT while also rushing for 103 yards & 1 TD.

On the season, Chicago is averaging 15.4 ppg on 294.3 total yards per game (157.6 passing yds/g; 136.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Chicago is led by QB Justin Fields who has completed 59.5% of his passes for 991 yards, 3 TD, & 7 INT while also rushing for 243 yards & 2 TD. In the backfield for the Bears has been Khalil Herbert who has 351 rushing yards & 1 TD on 81 carries. The top receiving threats for the Bears have been Darnell Mooney (33 rec, 409 yards, TD), Allen Robinson II (26 rec, 271 yards, TD), Cole Kmet (22 rec, 197 yards), & Marquise Goodwin (11 rec, 123 yards).

Defensively, Chicago is allowing their opponents to average 24.4 ppg on 377.8 total yards per game (252.8 passing yds/g; 125.0 rushing yds/g).

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 4-3 on the season after defeating the Cleveland Browns, 15-10, this past Sunday. Pittsburgh was outstanding defensively against Cleveland and was able to take the lead for good on a 2-yard TD reception by Pat Freiermuth with 11:04 left in the 4th quarter. Pittsburgh outgained Cleveland by a 370-306 margin and won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Steelers RB Najee Harris who had 91 rushing yards & 1 TD on 26 carries.

On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 18.9 ppg on 340.4 total yards per game (254.4 passing yds/g; 86.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Pittsburgh has been led by RB Najee Harris who has 479 rushing yards & 3 TD on 128 carries while also hauling in 37 receptions for 273 yards & 2 TD. QB Ben Roethlisberger has completed 65.1% of his passes for 1781 yards (255.3 passing yds/g), 8 TD, & 4 INT. The top receiving threats for the Steelers have been Diontae Johnson (40 rec, 474 yards, 3 TD), Chase Claypool (26 rec, 403 yards, TD), & Pat Freiermuth (22 rec, 202 yards, 2 TD).

Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing their opponents to average 20.3 ppg on 362.3 total yards per game (256.3 passing yds/g; 106.0 rushing yds/g).

Under is 6-1 in the Bears last 7 games overall and 5-1 in the Bears last 6 Monday games. Under is 7-1-1 in the Steelers last 9 games following a straight up win and 6-1 in the Steelers last 7 games overall.

Chicago once again is really struggling to put up points this season and I just don’t think the answer is going on the road to take on a Pittsburgh defense that should have no trouble containing Khalil Herbert and putting a ton of pressure on Justin Fields. Pittsburgh has come offensive weapons, however, they have not been putting a ton of points on the board and although I think Pittsburgh is going to win this game, I think the better play is on the Under in this one. Good Luck!

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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