Bengals vs. Steelers Total Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12/28/18 Predictions & Odds

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and get some help to make the playoffs. With the total sitting in the mid-40s, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to the total?

Game Snapshot

323 Cincinnati Bengals at 324 Pittsburgh Steelers

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 30

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Steelers are 14.5-point favorites to beat the Bengals. The total, meanwhile, sits at 45.5 points. As of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets are on the Bengals to cover the point spread.

Cincinnati Bengals

Jeff Driskel completed 13-of-19 passes for 133 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Browns. Driskel found his only success with the Browns well ahead and in control of the game. In the first half, Driskel completed just 2-of-6 passes for three yards in the first on Sunday. Driskel's two passing scores went to C.J. Uzomah and John Ross, with coming with under five minutes left in the game and the Browns ahead 26-3. Driskel has done his best while playing with a skeleton crew on offense, but the Bengals will mercifully end their season on the road against the Steelers in Week 17.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown was held out of Thursday's practice with a sore knee. Brown was given a day of rest on Wednesday but received an injury designation for Thursday. There's been zero indication the issue is threatening his status for Sunday's must-win game against the Bengals. Brown is the top receiver play for Week 17.

NFL Betting Trends

Cincinnati

The over is 7-1-1 in the Bengals’ last nine divisional games.

Pittsburgh

The over is 4-1 in the Steelers’ last five home games.

Prediction

This Pittsburgh offense should be humming on Sunday. Big Ben plays better at home than on the road and the Bengals have slowed down many opponents this season. They rank dead last in total yards and points allowed per game, surrendering 418.3 YPG and 29.3 PPG. The over is 5-2-1 in the Bengals’ last eight road games and is 7-2 in the Steelers’ last nine home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.

NFL Week 17 Prediction: Bengals/Steelers over 45.5

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