- Bengals Visit Steel City
- Now or Never for Cincinnati
- Pittsburgh Needs Dominant Pass Rush
- Bengals vs Steelers Game Injuries
- Bengals vs Steelers Head-to-Head
- Bengals vs Steelers Game Information
- Bengals vs Steelers Betting Lines
- Bengals vs Steelers Prediction
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- Bengals vs Steelers Game Summary
Bengals Visit Steel City
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the Cincinnati Bengals for a heated AFC North collision. Cincinnati (5-4) hopes to snap a three-game losing streak against divisional rivals. With a win, Pittsburgh (3-6) would sweep the Bengals this season.
Both teams have performed well against the spread (ATS). The Steelers are 3-1 ATS over the last four games while Cincinnati is 6-1 ATS in the last seven. Whose hot streak will come to an end on Sunday?
Now or Never for Cincinnati
With a 5-4 record, the Cincinnati Bengals must start meeting expectations. This slow start has nearly erased the Bengals from the AFC North race with +375 odds to win the division, behind the Baltimore Ravens at -500. Also, making the playoffs is becoming a tight race. The sportsbook gives Cincinnati -140 odds to make the playoffs. If the Bengals slip against the Pittsburgh Steelers, these odds will dramatically rise.
Coming off of a bye week, Cincy could be returning key players on defense, like defensive tackle D.J. Reader (knee) and cornerback Mike Hilton (finger). As one of the NFL’s elite run stuffers, Reader would be a huge boost to the Bengals’ run defense, which ranks 17th in allowed rushing yards per game. Cincinnati also desperately needs Hilton after losing top cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (knee) for the season.
Fortunately, this could be the Bengals’ last game without superstar wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (hip), who is tracking to return in Week 12. Cincinnati must take advantage of the Steelers’ bad pass defense, which yields 263.9 passing yards per game (30th). Look for prop bets on wide receiver Tee Higgins; he is poised for a huge day.
Pittsburgh Needs Dominant Pass Rush
Heading into Sunday’s matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is rounding into form. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year, edge rusher T.J. Watt, returned to action last week. All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is also on track to play after missing the last game due to appendix surgery.
Rushing the passer will be the biggest key against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pittsburgh totaled seven sacks and 11 QB hits on Sept. 11 against the Bengals, which limited their passing attack. The Steelers’ pass defense is a major weakness, ranking 28th in allowed yards per pass attempt. With a dominant pass rush, Pittsburgh can come out on top.
In their last two home games, the Steelers are 2-0 ATS with wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20-18) and New Orleans Saints (20-10). Last week, Pittsburgh finally got the run game going with 217 rushing yards on five yards per carry. Rookie running back Jaylen Warren is steadily seeing his workload increase. Warren scoring a touchdown is an intriguing prop that could earn a nice chunk of change.
Jaylen Warren continues to rise:
• 43% snaps Sunday
• 7th in yards per touch
• Tomlin stated even more to come
— SAL VETRI (@SalVetriDFS) November 14, 2022
Bengals vs Steelers Game Injuries
Bengals vs Steelers Head-to-Head
The Steelers dominated the Bengals for a long time, winning 11 consecutive games. However, Cincinnati was on a three-game winning streak before Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win in Week 1. The Steelers are hoping to amass another impressive win streak against their AFC North rival.
Bengals vs Steelers Game Information
- Game: Bengals vs Steelers
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 20
- Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- Location: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh
- How to watch Bengals vs. Steelers? NBC
Bengals vs Steelers Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Bengals vs Steelers Betting Lines
Bengals vs Steelers Prediction
Two weeks ago, I went against the Bengals, taking the Carolina Panthers to cover. That pick failed miserably as Cincinnati dismantled the Panthers 42-21. The run game was revamped with 200 rushing yards and the offensive line had probably its best game of the season.
Compared to their first meeting with the Steelers on Sept. 11, the Bengals are more balanced and the O-line is much improved. Even without Chase, Cincinnati will have success through the air with quarterback Joe Burrow and wideouts Higgins and Tyler Boyd. The Bengals will grab their first divisional win of the season with a cover as the Steelers’ 30th-ranked pass defense will be picked apart.
Also, Pittsburgh has gone under in four of the last five and in four of five home games. On the road, Cincinnati has gone over once in five games. Take the under.
The Cincinnati Bengals are listed at -200 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Bengals, you have a chance to win $50. The Pittsburgh Steelers are +170, offering a chance to win $170 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Cincinnati Bengals a 66.67% chance to win, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at 37.04%.
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