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Steelers vs. Bengals 2021 NFL Week 12 Odds, Preview and Pick

By Carlos Chacon

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals clash in Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season. The visitors get a crack at a third road win in the season after failing to get past the Chargers in Week 11. Meanwhile, the Bengals try to maintain their pace after a 32-13 victory over the Raiders.

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Steelers vs. Bengals Game Information

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Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Head coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers were four points shy of taking the game away from the Chargers in Week 11. This time around, we expect the side to make the most out of their four remaining road games. The Steelers currently hold the third spot in the AFC North division. There’s enough time to get a shot at a playoff spot, but only if they perform well in the next few weeks.

The team ranks 25th in the league in points per game. They average 19.7 points in ten games. Offensively, the Steelers aren’t exactly the most impressive team out there. They record 331.1 yards (24th) and 235.4 passing yards (15th) per game. Rushing is not the team’s trump card. The side averages 94.7 rushing yards (26th) per game.

Previewing the defense, this is where the magic happens for the Steelers. The team limits opponents to 348.9 yards (12th) per game. Despite not having the best defensive measures against rushing plays, the side managed 123.0 opponent rushing yards (24th) per game. Furthermore, the Steelers record 225.9 opponent passing yards per game and is the ninth-best record in the league.

The Steelers have left guard J.C Hassenauer on its questionable list with a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, defensive players T.J Watt, Joe Haden, and Minkah Fitzpatrick are ruled out due to injury.

Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?

The Bengals look particularly good with a 6-4 record and the second-best record in the AFC North division. However, in six wins, the side managed to win just two in front of their home crowd. The Steelers present an opportunity to test how they handle pressure at the Paul Brown Stadium.

Head coach Zac Taylor and his squad executed a solid road comeback against the Raiders in their last matchup. The team scored 19 of their 32 points in the final quarter. Despite a close fight in total yards, the Bengals outpaced their opponents in rushing, 159 to 72 yards.

Overall, the Bengals present solid statistics coming into the game. The team records 361.4 total yards per game (14th). Moreover, the hosts pose a huge passing threat for the Bengals’ defense. They average 264.3 passing yards (eighth) per game.

Defensively, the hosts have what it takes to match the Steelers’ offensive threat. Despite allowing opponents to just 361.2 yards (18th) per game, they do well to limit rushing plays to just 100.9 yards (eighth) per game. This should hold well against a Steelers team that has relatively vulnerable rushing tactics.

The Bengals look good coming into the contest. Only wide receiver Tyler Boyd is on the questionable list this weekend with an undisclosed injury.

Steelers vs. Bengals Betting Trends

  • The Steelers are 8-2 in the last ten regular-season games against the Bengals (5-5 ATS).
  • The Steelers are 2-3 in the last five regular-season games (4-1 ATS).
  • The totals went under in six of the Steelers’ last ten regular-season games against the Bengals.
  • The Bengals are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season games (5-5 ATS).
  • The Bengals held the Steelers to 20 points or less in four of their last ten regular-season games at the Paul Brown Stadium.
  • The totals went over in five of the Bengals’ last ten regular-season games.

Steelers vs. Bengals Expert Betting Predictions

The Bengals have a tough challenge ahead of them this time. However, with an impressive record in recent weeks, the team should hold up strong against a Bengals squad that recently lost its footing. Covering the spread shouldn’t be much of a problem for the hosts. However, adding another win to their record won’t be easy this time. Meanwhile, the Steelers present more consistent results in recent weeks. If they can recover from their most recent loss to the Chargers, we should see the side trying to take over the game early on.

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