Bears @ Steelers Predictions: Week 3 NFL Pointspread Picks 9/22/13

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Week 3 pointspreads are out, and here at Cappers Info, we are set to analyze the NFL odds for one of the top games on the slate. The Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers odds are posted, and we are set to make our NFL picks for another great game.

Week 3 NFL Picks: Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, September 22nd, 8:20 ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Week 3 Betting Odds: Chicago -2.5 (40.5)
Chicago vs. Pittsburgh Live TV: NBC

The assumption is that the Bears are going to end up coming into Heinz Field and walking away with a victory in this game. However, before we jump onboard with the 65% that all believe that this is going to be the case, we do have a few reminders to issue. First off, the Steelers do still play some darn good defense. They are relatively weak in the secondary, but what else is new? This is still a very good unit that can make some things happen if given the chance, especially on the national stage. On top of that, the Steelers are getting back TE Heath Miller for the first time this week, and that gives QB Ben Roethlisberger a legitimate red zone target, something that he hasn’t had all season long to date. We know that Big Ben can still sling the ball all over the field, but the question is whether that running game is ever really going to get anything going.

On top of that, we think that the world quickly forgets the fact that this Chicago team probably is only very average. Wins over the Bengals and the Vikings, both of which came at home, and both of which could have just as easily been losses, aren’t all that impressive to us, nor is the fact that this is the first time that Chicago has to go on the road this year. And then there’s the ultimate trump card: QB Jay Cutler on primetime football on the road. Hello Pittsburgh! We really think that Heinz Field is going to be rocking. This is a game that the Steelers absolutely have to win if they are going to end up being contenders in the playoff chase this year, and Head Coach Mike Tomlin and all of the players in black and gold know it.

Bears @ Steelers Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers +2.5
Bears @ Steelers Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 23 – Chicago 17

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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