This week 12 NFL showdown between the Steelers and Bengals can be found on CBS at 1:00 (11/26/23). The game will be held at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati (OH). This showdown between AFC North division opponents has the Steelers as 1 point road favorites. Will they be able to clinch a road win and cover the spread?
PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS CINCINNATI BENGALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Bengals +1
This game will be played at Paycor Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, November 26th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI BENGALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 22-18 in favor of the Bengals.
- Our projections have Kenny Pickett finishing with 217.768 passing yards on 20.167/34.351 passing.
- The Bengals are projected to finish with 336 yards of offense compared to the 296 yards for the Steelers.
Are the Steelers Ready for a Win at Cincinnati?
The Steelers enter their matchup against the Bengals with a 6-4 record. This mark puts them 3rd in AFC-North. In the AFC overall standings, they are 7th. The Steelers have put together a record of 6-4 against the spread. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of -2.9.
On offense, the Steelers are averaging 16.6 points per game, putting them 26th in the NFL. In this week’s game, Pittsburgh’s passing game is currently 31st in passing yards. Additionally, they are 25th in pass attempts, throwing an average of 31.3 passes each game.
The Steelers come in with an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt while running the ball an average of 25.6 times per game. In terms of total rushing yardage, they currently rank 15th in the league.
The Steelers’ defense, so far, has an average of 367.6 yards given up per game and 19.5 points per contest (7th). Leading up to the game, they’ve allowed a completion percentage of 58.4% and 12 passing touchdowns. In terms of stopping the run, they are 23rd in the NFL.
Can the Bengals Hold Strong at Home?
This season, the Bengals have achieved an overall record of 5-5, putting them 4th in the AFC-North. This includes a 1-2 record as underdogs and 4-3 when they are favored. The Bengals’ have a scoring margin of -2.4 this season, which has led to an ATS record of 4-6.
At 20.2 points per contest, the Cincinnati offense is 19th in the league. Cincinnati’s passing offense enters this week’s game with a ranking of 18th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 4th spot in attempts, averaging 38 passes per game.
At 80.9 rushing yards per game, the Bengals are 29th in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 20.9 attempts (30th).
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bengals give up an average of 247.8 passing yards and 138.3 rushing yards per game. Looking at their sack numbers, Cincinnati is currently ranked 13th in the league. So far, they are giving up 22.6 points per game and 386.1 yards.