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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction & Betting Tips 12/23/2023

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals 12/23/2023:
  • Take the Bengals on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Steelers (+2.5)
  • Projecting a combined 40 points, we like the over

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Preview

The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will face off on Saturday, December 23rd at 4:30 ET. You can find this week 16 NFL game between the Bengals and Steelers on NBC.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the two head-to-head matchups last season, the Bengals and Steelers each picked up one win apiece. Together the Bengals and Steelers averaged 55 points per game and had an over/under record of 1-1. Against the spread, they each went 1-1. The Bengals’ offense finished their head-to-head matchups with 420 yards per game of offense. As for the Steelers, they averaged 309 yards offensively.

Over their previous five games against the Steelers, the Bengals have put together a record of 3-2. The last three times that the Steelers have hosted the Bengals, the over/under record is 1-2 with the teams combining for an average of 48 points. The over/under record in their last three overall matchups is 1-2.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction

In the AFC-North standings, the Bengals are in 3rd place with a record of 8-6. Within the AFC, Cincinnati is 6th, heading into week 16. The Bengals’ scoring margin thus far is currently at -0.3. This has contributed to an ATS record of 6-7-1. This season, the Bengals have an over/under record of 8-6. Their average over/under betting line so far is 44.2 points with their games averaging a combined 44.1 points per contest.

On offense, the Bengals are at 21.9 points per game, putting them 12th in the NFL. On the defensive front, the Bengals enter the game as the 17th ranked team in tackles for loss and 10th in sacks. Their opponents are averaging 22.2 points per game against them, along with an average of 382.4 yards per contest.

As they face the Bengals, the Steelers will be looking to improve upon their 7-7 record. This has them positioned 4th in the AFC-North and 10th in the AFC. The current scoring margin for the Steelers’ is -4.1, and this has contributed to their ATS record of 7-7. The Steelers are currently working with an average over/under line of 39 points this season. Their games have been averaging 35.9 points per game, resulting in an over/under record of 4-10.

At home, the Steelers are averaging 16.4 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 15.9 points per game. In the league, Pittsburgh is 25th in overall scoring. Looking at Pittsburgh’s defense, they currently stand 9th in points allowed. Opponents have been averaging 20 points per game and 346.8 yards per contest against them.

The Bengals enter this game as 2.5-point favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 21-19. In terms of win probabilities, our analytics suggests that the Cincinnati team has a 56% chance of prevailing over the Steelers.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Tips

  • Take the Bengals on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Steelers (+2.5)
  • Projecting a combined 40 points, we like the over

Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report

  • Cameron Heyward – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)
  • Damontae Kazee – Suspended (Out)
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick – Knee (Questionable)
  • Kenny Pickett – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Elijah Riley – Ankle (Out)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Trenton Thompson – Stinger (Questionable)

Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report

  • DJ Reader – Quad (Out)
  • Joe Burrow – Wrist (Out)
  • Jackson Carman – Illness (Questionable)
  • Ja’Marr Chase – Shoulder (Doubtful)
  • Joe Bachie – Oblique (Questionable)
  • Jaxson Kirkland – Wrist (Out)
  • Cam Taylor-Britt – Quad (Out)
  • Tycen Anderson – Knee (Out)
  • Devin Cochran – Knee (Out)
  • DJ Ivey – Knee (Out)
  • Devonnsha Maxwell – Knee (Out)

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