The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) play the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) on Sunday, 20 at 22:25 at Acrisure Stadium – a tally of three wins from nine games leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers with a divisional ranking of fourth in the AFC North, while the Cincinnati Bengals are second in the AFC North after collecting five victories out of a possible nine.
It’s now getting toward that time of the year when every match counts. For the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals, a victory here could prove to be a game-changer in their respective campaigns.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Cincinnati Bengals Betting lines
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Pittsburgh Steelers VS Cincinnati Bengals Moneyline
Take the Pittsburgh Steelers (+180) for the outright win on the moneyline. The hosts have had a lot of success against the Cincinnati Bengals in recent years, winning 19 of their last 25 matchups.
The Cincinnati Bengals, on the other hand, have suffered defeat in five of their last nine matchups against AFC North teams.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Cincinnati Bengals Spread
The Cincinnati Bengals (-110) open up as the -4.5 favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much.
The spread has been a bit too high in the last five matches between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, going 0.7 points short to be exact. The average winning margin was 16.8 points. For this showdown, the oddsmakers have the spread set at 4.5.
Home-field advantage has normally paid off for the Pittsburgh Steelers in this series. In their past five encounters with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Acrisure Stadium, the home side bagged one wins by an average winning margin of 14.0 points.
However, the Pittsburgh Steelers have only covered the spread in half of their past six home rounds and are 5-4 ATS in the last ten overall.
The Cincinnati Bengals, on the other hand, have covered the spread in six of their last seven games. The visitors are 3-3 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Cincinnati Bengals Total
The points total in matches between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 39.96 points in their last 25 meetings.
Take the over (-109) for this latest matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. The total has gone over in 13 of the past 25 times that these teams have locked horns, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it go over again on Sunday.
The points total has gone under in four of Pittsburgh Steelers’ last five games on their home turf. Interestedly, the total has also gone under in six of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ past eight matchups against teams from the AFC North.
As for the Cincinnati Bengals, the average total has been 43.6 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 42.6 points in the last five on the road. Against the total, the Cincinnati Bengals have gone over in one of the last five road matches and are 3-6 in the last ten overall.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Cincinnati Bengals Betting trends
- In four of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ last five games, the total went under
- Cincinnati Bengals have covered the spread in six of their last seven games.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-6 for the season and their latest match against the New Orleans Saints finished 20-10, leaving them 4-6 across their past 10 games and 3-2 in the last five at home.
Things haven’t improved on the offense front for the Pittsburgh Steelers at all, having put just 13.2 points on board across the last five matches. In all, the offense has averaged 15.6 points for the season.
The art of defending isn’t something the Pittsburgh Steelers excel either. By allowing 23.0 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
In 2021, the Pittsburgh Steelers came home in second place in the AFC North standings after going 9-8 across all games. The hosts naturally hope to go even better this season.
However, like every other team in the NFL, sealing a spot in the playoff during this regular season is the first and foremost priority for now.
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The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-4 for the season and their latest match against the Carolina Panthers finished in a 42-21 victory.
A virtuoso offense is the first step to winning games on the road, which the Cincinnati Bengals have covered. In nine rounds this season, the offensive unit has put up a solid 25.3 points on average.
As for the defense, the visitors have given up 23.0 points across the previous five outings. Considering the defensive unit has only allowed 20.6 points for the season itself, it’s fair to say the defensive unit has not performed to its usual standards of late.
As the reigning AFC North champions, a successful title defense is a priority for the Cincinnati Bengals right now. By doing so, they’ll seal a playoff spot and a more favorable tie at home.
Pittsburgh Steelers VS Cincinnati Bengals H2H history
After losing the previous round 41-10 in November 2021, the Pittsburgh Steelers avenged their defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals last time out by beating them 20-23 at the Paycor Stadium.
The total has gone under 41.0 points in ten of the last 25 meetings between these teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers came out on top 19 times in these games, while the Cincinnati Bengals could only claim six wins.
The Pittsburgh Steelers tallied 22.76 points on average per game from their 25 most recent head-to-head games against the Cincinnati Bengals. The latter managed an average of 17.2 points in comparison.