Monday Night Football: Bears vs Steelers Prop Bets

Monday Night Football: Bears vs Steelers Prop Bets

Barry Devoe
3 years ago
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Monday Night Football between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers is set to be a game where the defenses have the upper hand the majority of the time.

With both offenses struggling, it may be hard for either side to string together scoring drives on a regular basis. But, when looking at the prop bet markets for this game, there are a few offense-friendly spots to get involved when placing wagers.

Justin Fields Over 37.5 Rushing Yards (-110)

One player who should exceed their expectations on Monday night is Justin Fields. The former Ohio State quarterback has been given license to air it out a little more lately, as he continues to get his feet wet in the Chicago offense. But he has also been given license to run with the football, as his rushing totals have increased over the last few weeks as well and should continue to be high here.

Against the Steelers, the Bears are expected to trail throughout, which will necessitate a game script where Justin Fields is dropping back to throw. Against the Pittsburgh pass rush, that will lead to some scrambling from the Bears’ first-round pick.

With Fields having rushed for 38 or more yards in each of the team’s last three games, Fields should be in play to hit the over on his rushing yardage total.

Justin Fields Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+275)

In a similar vein, taking Fields to get into the end zone at any time in this game is a play that is worth taking a look at. Fields has rushed for two touchdowns so far this season but has seen his number of rushing attempts increase over the last three weeks compared to what they were early in the season when he was just taking over at quarterback.

Fields has had 33 rushing attempts over his last six games, but 24 of those 33 attempts have come in the last three weeks.

In goal line situations, in particular, the pass rush of the Steelers could force Fields to run. Without the whole field to work with, receivers aren’t able to get open as easily as they do when a team isn’t in the red zone. That, combined with the pressure that the Steelers generate, will give Fields looks beyond the scripted runs that he should see by the goal line if and when the Bears get down there.

Najee Harris Over 79.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

On the Steelers side, the Najee Harris rushing yardage over prop is another area worth taking a look at in the running game. There are a couple of things at play here, as the Steelers are struggling with their passing game thanks to the aging Ben Roethlisberger.

There is also the element of Harris seeing his workload and yardage totals increase over the last few games to where the over is a good bet here.

Through his first four games as a pro, Harris hadn’t seen more than 16 carries in a game. But over each of the Steelers’ last three games, Harris has had over 20 carries each time, eclipsing 80 yards in all three of those contests.

With Pittsburgh expected to lead for much of this game, they should give Harris the ball often, and he should be able to break 80 yards for the fourth straight week.

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