Steelers Big Favs
Kickoff: 1:05 PM ET
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Pittsburgh as a 9.5-point favorite.
Current public betting information shows that 53% of bettors favor the Steelers –9.5 against the Bengals.
Top Betting Trends:
PITTSBURGH is 74-47 ATS (+22.3 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1992.
PITTSBURGH is 39-20 ATS (+17.0 Units) in October games since 1992.
PITTSBURGH is 44-24 ATS (+17.6 Units) in weeks 5 through 9 since 1992.
CINCINNATI is 40-60 ATS (-26.0 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1992.
CINCINNATI is 47-71 ATS (-31.1 Units) versus division opponents since 1992.
Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 3-1 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 3-1 straight up against CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
It’s hard to back the Bengals right now, not only because they’re still winless, but also due to their unstable situation at quarterback. Carson Palmer is expected to miss another game as he battles with injuries, which means Ryan Fitzpatrick gets another start. Pittsburgh’s defense should handle Fitzpatrick, although the Steelers’ offense is expected to start some backups as well. Willie Parker probably won’t play, but that doesn’t mean Pittsburgh is sunk. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played outstanding against the Jaguars in a Week 5 win and should benefit from coming off the bye. We predict the Steelers to trounce the Bengals 35-17.
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Posted: 10/18/08 11:00PM