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Bengals home underdog vs Steelers

Times are changing in Cincinnati and some old trends favoring the Steelers might not matter much in the face of new trends favoring the surging Bengals in Week 10 NFL betting.

The Steelers have historically dominated their AFC North foes, running to a 7-2 ATS run in 9 recent games vs Cincy. Pittsburgh is also 8-1-1 ATS in their past 10 trips to Cincinnati.

But this is a different Bengals squad that is now 5-1 ATS in its past 6 home games. And as an underdog (they opened as small dogs at most online sportsbooks), the Bengals are a perfect 6-0 ATS in their past 6 games in that situation.

View Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Bengals sit as 3-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 41.5. The best Steeler spread and the best OVER line were both at Bovada late Saturday, visit them before kickoff for the latest Steelers Bengals point spread.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bengals rated this week at No. 9 and the Steelers sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 27-24 result in favor of the Bengals this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 24.4 PPG, against a Steelers defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 18 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 212.1 yards per game, more than the Steelers secondary allows through the air, 184.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Steelers own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Steelers were a 23-20 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Ravens. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (43) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, Pittsburgh's aerial attack generated 330 yards but it was the Ravens coming away with a 23-20 victory over Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 24-17 result against the Titans on November 6. The Bengals covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, the Bengals got 3 passing scores out of Andy Dalton en route to a 24-17 win over the Titans on Sunday at LP Field.

Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the division are 7-3

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 6-4

A few Steelers at Bengals trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Kansas City, Sunday, November 27
Cincinnati at Baltimore, Sunday, November 20

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