At the onset of the season, the Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to injury. Since then it has been one continuous injury after another. Yet Pittsburgh has maintained NFL bets value and is in the playoff hunt. This week comes an opportune game at the Bengals. To illuminate, winless Cincinnati is one of the worst teams in the NFL. So, the Steelers may be missing key players, but are in a must-win game that they should control. Perhaps the only question is the betting value. While Pittsburgh has shown profitability, the Bengals have not.
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
|Date and Time:||Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Steelers Vs. Bengals TV Coverage:||CBS|
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cincinnati Bengals Overview
Pittsburgh has an online wagering record of 5-5 straight up, 6-4 vs. the odds with seven-under. Last week the Steelers lost at Cleveland 21-7. Pittsburgh ranks 24th in the NFL for scoring offense, but 13th for points allowed. Specifically, head coach Mike Tomlin has done a remarkable job holding the team together.
Cincinnati is 0-10 straight up, 4-6 against the spread, with seven-under. Overall the Bengals rank 30th for scoring offense and dead last for total defense. Oakland beat Cincinnati on Sunday 17-10 as 13-point overlays. Namely rookie head coach Zac Taylor took over a catastrophic situation at Cincy. He will likely not survive the rebuild, but can hardly be blamed.
Key Steelers: QB Mason Rudolph (62.3% COMP, 1551 YDS, 6.3 AVG, 12 TD, 8 INT, 13 SACK, 82.9 RTG), RB James Conner (102 RSH, 390 YDS, 3.8 AVG, 4 TD), WR James Washington (23 REC, 369 YDS, 16.0 AVG, 1 TD), LB TJ Watt (35 TACKLES, 10.5 SACKS), S Minkah Fitzpatrick (36 TACKLES, 5.5 SACKS), PK Chris Boswell (18-20 FG, 20-20 XP)
Key Bengals: QB Andy Dalton (60.4% COMP, 2252 YDS, 6.7 AVG, 9 TD, 8 INT, 29 SACK, 79.2 RTG), RB Joe Mixon (146 ATT, 520 YDS, 3.6 AVG, 1 TD), WR Tyler Boyd (58 REC, 598 YDS, 10.3 AVG, 1 TD), DT Geno Atkins (32 TACKLES, 4.5 SACKS), PK Randy Bullock (14-17 FG, 15-15 XP)
Pittsburgh and Cincinnati against the Spread
The Steelers Are:
- 3-4-1 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 1-9 under the total on the road
- 14-3-2 on the board at Cincinnati
- 3-5 under the total head to head at the Bengals
- 3-4 vs. the odds at the AFC North
- 2-11 under the total at the AFC North
The Bengals Are:
- 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 games at home
- 7-1-1 over the total at Paul Brown Stadium
- 5-14-1 on the board in their head to head series with the Steelers
- 3-8 under the total vs. Pittsburgh
- 6-9-1 vs. the spread when hosting AFC North teams
- 5-1 over the total at home against the AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Bets Picks
As was previously noted the Steelers own this NFL Bets series against Cincinnati. Furthermore, the Bengals have been a terrible wagering value at home. Pittsburgh holds the motivational edge as the team with a playoff shot.
Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati NFL Bet Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati NFL Bets Score Prediction: Steelers 28, Bengals 13