Steelers vs. Bengals Week 15 Prediction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two in a row after starting the season 11-2 but they should get back on track on Monday night when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals at 8:15 p.m. ET. That said, will they cover a huge number as a road favorite in this AFC North matchup?
369 Pittsburgh Steelers (-14.5) at 370 Cincinnati Bengals (+14.5); o/u 40.5
8:15 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Pittsburgh Steelers DFS Spin
James Conner (quad) is questionable for Week 15 against the Bengals. The Steelers limited Conner's practice reps this week but he's now on track to play. Conner had just 10 carries last week and is at risk of an in-game setback, but he's a low-end RB2 against a Bengals defense that's allowing 4.9 YPC. Benny Snell would get the start if Conner doesn't play.
Cincinnati Bengals DFS Spin
Giovani Bernard rushed three times for eight yards in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Cowboys. He caught all three of his targets for 15 yards in the passing game. Bernard got the start for the Bengals, but he fumbled on his very first carry of the game and was benched until the second half. Trayveon Williams actually led the backfield with 12 carries for 49 yards and also lost a fumble on the second possession of the afternoon. Samaje Perine also saw 10 carries, turning them into 32 yards. Bernard won't be a recommended fantasy play next week against the Steelers.
Steelers vs. Bengals Betting Prediction
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Cincinnati and is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings overall. The under is also 8-1 in the Steelers’ last nine games in December, is 5-0-1 in their last six games as a favorite and has cashed in 25 of their last 30 games as a road favorite. The under is 21-5 in Pittsburgh’s last 26 games versus an opponent with a losing home record as well.
On the other side, the under is 4-0-1 in the Bengals’ last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games played on Monday and is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss. The under is also 4-0-1 in Cincinnati’s last five games coming off a loss of more than 14 points.
NFL WEEK 15 BETTING PREDICTION: STEELERS/BENGALS UNDER 40.5