The Steelers were beaten last week by the New Orleans Saints while the Bengals lost their fourth in a row. Home dogs on Monday night are oftentimes the way to go when making an NFL bet but it is hard to like the Bengals.
Pittsburgh -4.5, total 41.5 at SBG
The Steelers are laying points in this game and for good reason. They are simply the better team. The Bengals have been one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this season. They already have five losses on the season and really don’t look like a playoff contender. If they are to have any chance this season then they simply have to win this game on Monday night.
Bengals Ready to Implode
This is the game where things could totally come apart for Cincinnati. They are at home on Monday night in a game they have to win. What if they continue to struggle and make mistakes? Will everything fall apart? It sure seems likely.
The Steelers normally own the Bengals. They had won eight straight at Cincinnati until last season when they blew a fourth quarter lead. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 6-1 in Cincinnati with 12 touchdowns and just interceptions. The Steelers have also run very well at Cincinnati. They have averaged 162.1 yards per game in their last nine trips to Cincinnati. The Bengals have given up138.3 rushing yards per game in their last three.
Pittsburgh Monday Night Magic
The Steelers have been great on Monday nights under head coach Mike Tomlin so that is something to keep in mind when you make an NFL bet. They have outscored their opponents 115-43 while going 5-0 on Monday nights. Here is a look at more trends for Monday. The Steelers are 3-7-1 in NFL betting in their last 11 games as a favorite. The Steelers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Cincinnati. The Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog. The Bengals are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. the AFC. Looking at the total, the Over is 4-1 in the Steelers last 5 games as a road favorite. The Under is 6-2 in the Bengals last 8 home games.