The NFL offers are rare Thursday night game when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. Let’s check out the trends, injuries, odds, over under total and hand out a prediction.

Bet the Bengals at Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals (1-8) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3)

Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global has established Pittsburgh as an 11-point favorite. The over/under total has also been set at 34.5. Public betting information shows that 62% of bettors favor Pittsburgh –11 over Cincinnati.

Public Betting Trends:

Top Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 21-12 against the spread versus CINCINNATI since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 25-9 straight up against CINCINNATI since 1992

17 of 33 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

PITTSBURGH is 4-1 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons 

PITTSBURGH is 4-1 straight up against CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons 

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1992

CINCINNATI is 8-7 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1992

PITTSBURGH is 10-6 straight up against CINCINNATI since 1992

8 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.

PITTSBURGH is 1-1 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons 

PITTSBURGH is 1-1 straight up against CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Injuries:

Key Player Injuries

CINCINNATI

[DB] Chinedum Ndukwe injured last game, %27?%27 - Foot - 11/17/08

[OL] Andrew Whitworth is downgraded to doubtful - Leg - 11/18/08

[WR] Antonio Chatman injured last game, doubtful - Neck - 11/16/08

(!) [QB] Carson Palmer out indefinitely - Elbow - 10/24/08

[OL] Levi Jones limited last game, %27?%27 - Leg - 11/17/08

[RB] Jeremi Johnson IR - Knee - 09/04/08

[DE] Antwan Odom missed last game, "?" - Shoulder - 11/16/08

[S] Dexter Jackson IR - Thumb - 10/30/08

[WR] Andre Caldwell expected to miss at least 4 weeks - Stress Fracture - 10/21/08

[C] Kyle Cook IR - Toe - 10/18/08

[RB] DeDe Dorsey IR - Hamstring - 09/30/08

[CB] Corey Lynch IR - Knee - 10/27/08

[LB] Keith Rivers IR - Jaw - 10/19/08

[WR] Jerome Simpson missed last game, "?" - Ankle - 11/16/08

PITTSBURGH

[QB] Charlie Batch IR - Collarbone - 08/30/08

[OT] Marvel Smith downgraded to expected to miss - Back - 11/19/08

[OG] Kendall Simmons IR - Achilles - 09/30/08

[CB] Deshea Townsend is downgraded to doubtful - Hamstring - 11/18/08

[TE] Heath Miller upgraded to probable - Ankle - 11/19/08

[CB] Bryant McFadden is expected to miss next 4-6 weeks. - Forearm - 10/20/08

[OL] Greg Warren IR - Leg - 10/28/08

[P] Daniel Sepulveda IR - Knee - 07/30/08

(!) [RB] Willie Parker is probable - Shoulder - 11/17/08

[RB] Rashard Mendenhall IR - Shoulder - 09/30/08

Prediction:

News surfaced earlier today that Bengals’ wide receiver Chad Johnson has been deactivated due to violating a team rule. He hasn’t been a steady force this year, but Cincy could really use Ocho Cinco in the lineup facing such a tough Pittsburgh defense. It might not matter anyway because the Bengals aren’t expected to score. The Steelers offense hasn’t been that explosive this season, but they should score enough to cover the spread. We predict the Steelers over the Bengals 20-7 and recommend the under 34.5.

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Posted: 11/20/08 3:10 PM ET

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