In an important AFC North matchup and a rematch from Week 3 of this NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers are beaten up on defense and are coming off a close loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Bengals came off their bye week rested and beat up on the Las Vegas Raiders.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Steelers-Bengals in Week 12 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Spread: CIN -4.5
Point total: 44.5
Moneyline: PIT +175, CIN -210
Our picks for Steelers vs. Bengals
Pick against the spread: CIN 4.5
The Steelers were without star outside linebacker TJ Watt when these two teams met in Week 3. Watt was able to practice in a limited capacity this week, but we have seen how much of a difference-maker he is for this Steelers defense. The Bengals have all of their offensive weapons healthy and if the Steelers are at less than 100% this game is going the Bengals way.
Over/under: UNDER 44.5
This one finished 24-10 when the teams met up in Week 3 and while the Steelers missed Watt on defense, they had a healthy offense. We haven’t seen the Bengals' offense continue their quick scoring ability with 75-yard touchdowns to wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and they are grinding out drives just like the Steelers tend to do. I think this one stays low-scoring and is won between the trenches.
Preferred player prop: Joe Burrow OVER 1.5 TD passes
Burrow has hit a slump of late, but did have three touchdown passes against the Steelers earlier in the season and has topped 1.5 TDs in eight of ten games this season.
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