Bengals vs. Steelers Prediction

NFL Week 2 Predictions: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 9/18/16

Will the Bengals cover as a small underdog today when they visit AFC North rival the Steelers at 1:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Steelers are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Bengals while the over/under currently sits at 48.5 points. Pittsburgh opened as a 3-point favorite but the number has been bet up to 3.5, while the total opened at 48.5 and that's where it currently sits.

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Latest on the Bengals…

Tight end Tyler Eifert has been ruled out for today's game against the Steelers as he continues to battle back from an ankle injury. C.J. Uzomah was heavily involved in the Bengals' passing game against the Jets, catching two-of-five targets for 59 yards while also seeing a couple of looks in the red zone.

Latest on the Steelers…

Linebacker Ryan Shazier said he is 100-percent despite being listed as questionable with a knee injury. Shazier left the team's opener on Monday night but should suit up today. Receiver Marcus Wheaton is also questionable with a shoulder injury but practiced in full this week and should also be healthy enough to suit up for the 1-0 Steelers.

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OUR PREDICTION: The hook is going to be vital in this matchup, which should be a field goal either way. The underdog is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings. The Bengals are also a perfect 9-0 against the spread in their last nine road games and are 9-2-2 ATS in the last 13 games following a straight up win.

 

NFL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: CINCINNATI BENGALS +3.5

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