Bengals vs. Steelers Total Pick
Will Monday night's matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and host Cincinnati Bengals fall under the betting total when the AFC North rivals meet at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight?
Matchup: Steelers (9-2) at Bengals (5-6)
TV: ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET
Line: Steelers -5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 43 points after also hitting the board at 43. As for the point spread, the Steelers opened as a 6.5-point road favorite but the line was bet down to 5 at most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, nearly 70% of tickets are on the Steelers to cover the point spread.
INJURY REPORT: The big concern for Pittsburgh is the status of receiver Antonio Brown, who is questionable with a toe injury. Tight end Vance McDonald is out with a ankle injury, but receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is probable after missing last week with a hamstring injury. Defensively, linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), safety Mike Mitchell (ankle), and linebacker James Harrison (back) are all questionable.
For Cincinnati, safety Shawn Williams is questionable with a hamstring injury, as is defensive end Michael Johnson (back). Jeremy Hill (ankle) is out again, as is linebacker Vincent Rey (hamstring).
OUR PREDICTION: The under has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams. It is also 10-1 in the Steelers' last 11 road games versus an opponent with a losing home record and 22-5 in their last 27 road games. The under is also 13-4-1 in Pittsburgh's last 18 divisional games, is 19-7 in its last 26 conference tilts, and is 35-16-1 in its last 52 games overall.
On the other side, the under has cashed in four of the Bengals' last five Monday night games, is 12-4 in their last 16 conference matchups, and is 12-4 in their last 16 divisional games. The under has also hit in 13 of Cincinnati's last 19 games overall.
NFL WEEK 13 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: STEELERS/BENGALS UNDER 43