Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 20th 2022

Stadium: Heinz Field Pittsburgh
Logo Cincinnati Bengals
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OPENER
42.5

-3.5 -105
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42.5o -110

-160
MONEYLINE
+140

37
SCORE
30

The Cincinnati Bengals have a 5-4 record as they prepare to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the road this season, they have a 2-3 record, which could be troublesome. The good news is the Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled this season as well. The Bengals are coming off a 42-21 win over the Carolina Panthers, so they’re in a positive state of morale.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a 3-6 record and are 2-2 at home this season. They’re coming off a 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints, so morale is high in Pittsburgh as well. This week, however, they’re facing a much tougher team than the Saints. With one of the worst offenses in the NFL, we’re going to dive into how they’ll fare against Cincinnati.

Bengals vs. Steelers Odds

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Bengals (-205) vs. Steelers (+172)

SPREAD: Bengals -4.5 (-108) vs. Steelers +4.5 (-112)

GAME TOTAL: Over 40.5 (-112) vs. Under 40.5 (-108)

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The former AFC champions have had a pretty rough season, but they’re getting back on track. Although they have a 5-4 record, they’re 3-2 in their last five games. The team struggles the most when it comes to controlling the pace of the game.

On average, the Bengals are putting up just 98.8 rushing yards per game. They rank 27th in the NFL in this category and frankly that doesn’t cut it. They have RB Joe Mixon in the backfield and they desperately need to use him. By establishing the run, they can control the pace.

We will say that they excel at putting points on the board this season. Averaging 25.3 points per game, the Bengals rank sixth in the league. Their defense allows an average of 20.6 points per game, ranking 13th. The question, however, is can they cover the 4.5-point spread?

The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have much in the form of offense this season. They rank 31st in the NFL in points per game (15.6) and don’t have a very good defense either. On average, the Steelers only earn 199.4 yards per game, one of the worst stats in the league.

Interestingly enough, the Steelers have already faced the Bengals and won. To start the season, the Steelers beat the Bengals 23-20 in a shocking opener. There’s quite a significant difference between that game and this one, though. Mitchell Trubisky isn’t the starting quarterback anymore.

Bengals vs. Steelers Predictions

The Pittsburgh Steelers have only won three games this season. In between their wins are strings of losses; this includes a four-game losing streak. Due to this, we don’t trust them to keep the game close between them and the Bengals.

The Cincinnati Bengals have had their fair share of issues this season as well. They’ve definitely underperformed, but they showed what they’re capable of last week. Look for them to continue where they left off by beating the Steelers.

Final Score: 30-20 (Bengals)

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Bengals are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games.

2. Cincinnati has a 6-3 record against the spread this season.

3. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-5 in their last five games against AFC opponents.

Best Bet: Bengals -4.5 (-108) and Over 40.5 (-112)

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Pittsburgh Steelers
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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Recap NOV 20TH 2022

Joe Burrow threw for four touchdowns on Sunday and the visiting Cincinnati Bengals avenged a Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 37-30 win.

Burrow completed 24 of 39 passes for 355 yards and a pair of interceptions. Three of his scoring strikes went to backup running back Samaje Perine, who entered the game for good early in the third quarter after starter Joe Mixon departed with a concussion.

Cincinnati (6-4) took the lead for good when Burrow flipped a 1-yard touchdown toss to Trenton Irwin with 7:02 left in the third quarter. Pittsburgh pulled within a point on Matthew Wright's 34-yard field goal less than three minutes later but didn't score again until Najee Harris' 1-yard plunge with 45 seconds left in the game.

Evan McPherson connected from 54 yards out in the last minute of the quarter and Burrow found Perine for a 6-yard scoring strike at the 4:30 mark of the fourth quarter. McPherson added a 44-yard field goal with 3:18 remaining.

Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett hit 25 of 42 passes for 265 yards with a touchdown, but it wasn't enough to keep the Steelers from dropping to 3-7. Harris rushed 20 times for a game-high 90 yards and two scores.

McPherson and Wright each kicked the first of their three field goals to open the scoring in the first quarter. The Bengals found the end zone with 39 seconds left in the period when Burrow flipped a screen pass to Perine, who took it 29 yards for a 10-3 lead.

Pickett and Pittsburgh answered the challenge in a 17-point second quarter. Harris scored on a 19-yard run -- the first TD run of more than 8 yards for the Steelers this year -- to tie the game just over two minutes into the second quarter.

After Burrow hit Perine on a checkdown for 11 yards and a 17-10 Cincinnati advantage, Pickett found George Pickens for a 24-yard touchdown pass with 1:47 left in the half. Wright converted a 30-yard field goal as time expired to make it 20-17 Pittsburgh at the break.

--Field Level Media

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