4* Bengals/Steelers AFC North Game of the Week
Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh,
12/23/2012 13:00 EDT,
Score: 13 - 10
Point Spread: -3/-120 Pittsburgh
4* Bengals/Steelers AFC North Game of the Week: Steelers -3
The Pittsburgh Steelers know a thing or two about stepping up to the task in a must-win game, and I simply can't pass up on the value here. Pittsburgh has to win this game to keep their playoff hopes alive, as they trail the Bengals by a full-game for the final Wild Card spot.
Pittsburgh has already proven they matchup well with the Bengals, as they went into Cincinnati and came away with a 24-17 win. The Steelers may have only won by a touchdown, but they dominated that game. Pittsburgh outgained Cincinnati 431 to 185 in total offense. The Bengals managed just 11 first downs. That came back in week 7 when the Steelers were without two of their star defensive players Troy Polamalu and James Harrison.
Don't be worried about the Steelers coming in off two straight losses S.U. and ATS. Head coach Mike Tomlin is 13-5 ATS after 2 or more consecutive losses against the spread as the coach of Pittsburgh. The Steelers are also a solid 8-1 ATS in home games after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread over the last 3 seasons. BET THE STEELERS!