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No Love Lost in Steelers-Bengals Rivalry

Two teams that are very familiar with each other and dislike each other even more will collide on the gridiron in Week 15 when the Cincinnati Bengals play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sportsbooks opened the Steelers as 3-point road faves with an OVER/UNDER of 45.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Steelers' last five games against the Bengals.
  • The Bengals are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games in Week 15.
  • The Steelers are 12-1 SU and 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 games in December.

This AFC North rivalry hasn’t been very competitive of late, as the Steelers have triumphed in six of the last seven meetings with Cincy. Dating way back, Pittsburgh is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 renewals.

UNDER bettors have been loving both of these teams lately, and for good reason. The UNDER is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last five and 7-2 in Pittsburgh’s previous nine. After opening the total at 45, sportsbooks had been dropping the line, which stood at 44 at the time of writing.

If you’re banking on the Steelers to win and cover due to the presence of Le’Veon Bell alone, I wouldn’t blame you. Bell torched the Buffalo Bills in Week 14 to the tune of three touchdowns and 236 rushing yards. Needless to say, the running back was the main reason Pittsburgh was able to escape Upstate New York with a 27-20 victory.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Cincinnati Bengals sat as 3-point underdogs at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 45.

Odds Shark football prediction models picked a 25-23 result in favor of the Bengals on Sunday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bengals sport a record of 5-7-1 and 4-8-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Pittsburgh Steelers sit at 8-5 and 8-5 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-7 for the Bengals and 4-9 for the Steelers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Cincinnati Bengals sit at No. 17 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are at No. 1 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Cincinnati Bengals No. 23-ranked offense (20.62 PPG) against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that ranks No. 9 at 19.69 PPG. The Bengals passing attack has averaged 256.46 yards per game, more than the Steelers give up through the air (252.62 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Pittsburgh Steelers feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 96 yards per game. The Cincinnati Bengals, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo wasn't able to contain Le'Veon Bell in their last game and the result was a 27-20 Week 14 loss against the Steelers.

In their last game, Cincinnati got a 111-yard performance from Jeremy Hill as a key part of its 23-10 win over Cleveland.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-9-2 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Baltimore, Sunday, December 25th
Cincinnati at Houston, Saturday, December 24th