As the 2017 online NFL gambling season continues, players who bet NFL online will be looking for some easy bets in order to recover from any losses suffered on riskier predictions. Easy bets don’t always offer the best value of the week since, heading into the matchup, most people unanimously agree that one side will in fact come out on top. But, at the same time, having absolute confidence that one side will win is indispensable at times when betting on NFL.
So, what Week 3 matchups can be written off as easy-bets? Well, it’s pretty clear that this Sunday’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears falls into that category. Let’s take a look at what online football sportsbooks have to say about this pairing.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears – Sunday, September 24th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Gambling Odds:
Pittsburgh Steelers -7 (-116) 45 ½ (-110)
Chicago Bears +7 (-104) 45 ½ (-110)
As expected, the Steelers are coming into this game as the favorite. The money line has yet to come out, but fans can expect it to heavily side with the Steelers. Picking Pittsburgh on the money line is an easy bet to make, but online NFL gambling fans can cash in on better odds if they pick the Steelers on the spread. The Steelers won their Week 1 matchup vs. the Browns by 3 points but Pittsburgh did defeat the Minnesota Vikings by 15 this past weekend. Accounting for how unchallenging the Bears are as a football team, it stands to reason that Pittsburgh will cover the spread this Sunday.
The Steelers come into this game with a 2-0 record and so far we’ve gotten exactly what we expected from them; an explosive offense backed by a hard-hitting defense. Le’Veon Bell hasn’t exactly shone so far this season, and there’s no question that his holdout is playing a hand in this. However, Bell needs to pick it up quickly if he is to secure the lucrative contract that he is vying for.
It’s been a while since the Bears have found success in the NFL. But with the organization officially parting ways with Jay Cutler this past offseason, many Chicago fans felt that the good times were finally rolling around. Two weeks into the season and it’s clear that’s not the case.
The Bears head into this weekend’s matchup with an 0-2 record after failing to mount any semblance of an offense in their first 2 outings in 2017. Chicago faced the reigning NFC champions in Week 1 and suffered a 23-17 loss. The following week, the Bears would fare even worst against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, suffering a 29-7 loss to their NFC South opponent. Now, facing the team many online NFL gambling fans have picked to win the AFC North, the Bears will likely get blown out once more.