Steelers vs. Bengals ATS Prediction
After an ugly effort and an ugly ending to their game last Thursday in Cleveland, the Steelers will look to rebound when they visit the Bengals at 1:00 p.m. ET. Laying 6.5 point as a road favorite, will the Steelers cover the spread versus their division rivals?
255 Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5) at 256 Cincinnati Bengals (+6.5); O/U 38
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 24, 2019
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Steelers are receiving 66% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Spin
Benny Snell (knee) was removed from the Week 12 injury report. Snell is healthy after missing the last three games. His return comes at a good time with James Conner (shoulder) sidelined. Snell should see a few carries behind Jaylen Samuels for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Spin
Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 12. It seems incredibly unlikely that Green plays a single snap in 2019. Tyler Boyd is the only receiver in this offense that deserves even a little bit of fantasy consideration. This is mostly because he's due for positive TD regression, as his 94 targets are tied with D.J. Moore for the most in the league among all players with one or fewer receiving touchdowns. Still, Boyd isn't anything more than an upside WR4 in a not-great matchup as long as the league's single-worst QB is operating under center.
NFL Betting Trends
The Steelers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven divisional games.
The Bengals are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are winless at the betting window in their last four home games.
The Steelers have owned the Bengals in this matchup but Ben Roethlisberger was also under center for Pittsburgh in most of those victories. Mason Rudolph stunk last Thursday night in Cleveland when the Steelers coaches took the training wheels off and allowed him to be more than just a game manager. He proved he wasn’t ready and on Sunday, he won’t have JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion/out) or James Conner (shoulder) at his disposal. The Bengals are dreadful but they hung with the Raiders last week in Oakland and I think they’ll hang with the Steelers on Sunday as a home dog.
NFL Week 12 Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals +6.5