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No Shortage of Bad Blood in Bengals-Steelers Contest

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals have one of the most brutal rivalries in the NFL, and the Bengals will have plenty of motivation to come out on top in Week 2 in the wake of last year’s first-round playoff setback to the black and gold.

Shark Bites
  • The Steelers are 4-0 SU in their last four games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Bengals' last seven games after a win.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Steelers' last nine games at home after consecutive wins at home.

The Bengals have historically been an awful bet in this matchup. In the last 20 meetings between the AFC North clubs, Cincinnati is 5-14-1 ATS. Sportsbooks opened the Steelers as 3-point home favorites with a total of 48.5.

Pittsburgh breezed by the Washington Redskins in their Week 1 Monday nighter, pummeling Kirk Cousins and company by a score of 38-16. Even without all-world running back Le’Veon Bell, it doesn’t look like Pittsburgh’s offense is going to miss a beat thanks to DeAngelo Williams. The 33-year-old finished with 171 yards from scrimmage, including six catches and two touchdowns.

Cincinnati squeaked by the New York Jets in a 23-22 triumph and covered the +1 spread. The Bengals have historically struggled with the Steelers, going 35-58 all-time against them.

It’s no secret Cincinnati is a fantastic regular season team, but they’ve been particularly great early in the campaign. In the Bengals’ last seven September games, they’re 7-0 SU and 6-0-1 ATS. Their last postseason win came all the way back in the 1990 AFC Wild Card Game, a drought of 25 seasons.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -3.5 for the host Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 47.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 24-17 result in favor of the Steelers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh bring a 1-0 record (1-0 ATS) to the Week 2 betting matchup against the 1-0 Cincinnati Bengals, who are 0-0-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Pittsburgh go 1-0 so far and the Bengals go 1-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Pittsburgh Steelers and the No. 6-ranked Cincinnati Bengals, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Cincinnati's last outing, Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards to lead the Bengals over New York 23-22 at MetLife Stadium.

Pittsburgh comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Ben Roethlisberger in defeating the Redskins 38-16.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 12-3-3 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-1-3 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Denver, Sunday, September 25th
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 25th