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Steelers vs Bengals Betting Matchup Report

Cincinnati BengalsPittsburgh Steelers
Dec 4, 1:00 PM | Grass of Heinz Field

Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds


Cincinnati has struggled mightily against the Steelers in recent years, with 2-8 ATS mark in 10 games and they get a chance to win as a significant road underdog here in Week 13 NFL odds action.

Pittsburgh was banged up but won in Week 12 while the Bengals did not bungle away a game against the Browns. The opening spread could come down during the week, which would be good news for Steeler backers.

Pittsburgh has played 5 straight overs within the AFC North while they failed to cover as chalk of more than 8 points the past three times in this situation. Cincy meanwhile is 7-1-1 ATS past 9 as an NFL underdog.

View Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Steelers as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total is listed at 42.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 19-ranked offense (21.2 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 8 at 19.5 PPG. The Steelers passing attack has averaged 264.9 yards per game, more than the Bengals give up through the air (215 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bengals feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 92.3 yards per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 23-20 winner as they battled the Browns at home. The Bengals failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cedric Benson ran through the Cleveland defense for 106 yards in Cincinnati's last game, handing the Browns a 23-20 setback on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 13-9 winner on the road against the Chiefs. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (22) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Steelers were Week 12 winners, coming out on top of the Chiefs by a score of 13-9.

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 4-6

Pittsburgh Steelers Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the division are 7-3

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

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Houston, Sunday, December 11
Pittsburgh home to Cleveland, Thursday, December 8