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Best Bets for Bengals vs Steelers AFC North Showdown

The Cincinnati Bengals slipped a piece of gum in the closing door to the NFL playoffs, thanks to backup QB Jake Browning and his three-game winning streak since taking over for an injured Joe Burrow. The team puts its winning streak and future on the line Saturday night when it takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.

Meanwhile, the Steelers are on a three-game skid, and their NFL playoff predictions are bleak at best. They are still mathematically alive, even after the Baltimore Ravens clinched the division, but they are in a tailspin with little hope of pulling out.

Best Bets for Saturday’s Bengals vs Steelers AFC North Showdown
Best Bets for Saturday’s Bengals vs Steelers AFC North Showdown

 

Bengals vs Steelers Game Information

  • Game: Bengals (8-6) vs Steelers (7-7)
  • Location: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Dec 23, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to watch Bengals vs Steelers Live Stream: NFL Game Pass

 

Bengals vs Steelers Odds and Spreads

 

  • The Bengals are 4-0-2 ATS in their previous six Saturday games.
  • The Bengals are 4-0-1 ATS in their previous five games as a favorite of between 0.5 and 3.0 points.
  • The UNDER is 9-0 in the Bengals’ last 9 games as double-digit road underdogs.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Bengals’ last five games, followed by a 90-yard rushing performance.
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the Steelers’ last 4 home games versus winning teams.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Bengals’ last four games.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in games where the Bengals are favored by 10.5 or more points.
  • The Bengals are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six division games.

 

ATS Pick: Cincinnati Bengals -2

The Bengals Team has an uphill battle to cover this spread with Ja’Marr Chase and D. J. Reader out and backup QB Jake Browning under center. But Browning has led this team to three straight wins, and the Bengals are 4-0-1 against the NFL spread as favorites of three points or fewer.

The Steelers beat Cincinnati in Week 12, but these are two different teams than the two we saw back in November. The Bengals are actually playing better with Browning, who is completing 76.7% of his passes and averaging 300+ yards per game, than they were with hobbled Burrow. The QB also has two rushing touchdowns in three weeks, giving the Bengals a major edge over whoever starts under center for the Steelers.

They are not a part of the Super Bowl betting conversation, and they might not even make the playoffs, but the Bengals are playing well and should beat the Steelers, who look like a mess.

Player Prop Pick: Jake Browning Scoring At Least 1 Touchdown (+550)

As mentioned above, Bengals QB Browning has run for two touchdowns in his three games as the starter. Browning is +550 to score for a third time this season, and at those odds, I think this NFL pick is worth a unit of your bankroll.

Touchdown Profits! Bet $200, Get $450 Bonus on first deposit.

 

Bengals vs Steelers Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

 

 

 

Questions Of The Day

How many total rushing yards will the Bengals have against the Steelers?


The Bengals average just under 85 yards rushing per game, and the Steelers have an above-average ground defense.

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