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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 3

By Squawka NFL

Published: 16:45, 23 September 2021

The Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) are 4-point underdogs in a road AFC North matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Heinz Field. The game has a point total set at 44.

Steelers vs Bengals predictions

Computer predictions for Steelers vs Bengals
ATS Total Score prediction
Steelers (-4) Under (44) Steelers 49 Bengals -7

Steelers vs Bengals head-to-head

Pittsburgh has a 4-1 advantage over Cincinnati in the last five matchups between these two squads. The Steelers and Bengals are tied 1-1 against the spread in those games while going over the point total both times. Pittsburgh outscored Cincinnati 112-63 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Steelers vs Bengals betting odds

Steelers vs Bengals Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Steelers -4 -110 -110 44 -110 -110

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Steelers vs Bengals betting insights

Steelers trends

  • Pittsburgh covered the spread 10 times in 16 games last season.
  • The Steelers went 4-6 as 4-point favorites or more last season.
  • Pittsburgh had eight of its 16 games go over the point total last season.
  • The Steelers racked up just 0.5 fewer points per game (26.0) than the Bengals surrendered (26.5) last season.
  • Pittsburgh was 8-1 against the spread and 8-1 overall in games when it recorded over 26.5 points last season.
  • The Steelers averaged 54.8 fewer yards per game (334.6) than the Bengals allowed per outing (389.4) last season.
  • When Pittsburgh amassed over 389.4 yards last season, the team was 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall.

Bengals trends

  • Cincinnati beat the spread nine times in 16 games last season.
  • The Bengals went 8-4 as underdogs of 4 points or more last year.
  • Out of 16 Cincinnati games last year, eight went over the total.
  • The Bengals put up 19.4 points per game last season, comparable to the 19.5 the Steelers gave up.
  • When Cincinnati recorded more than 19.5 points last season, it was 8-0 against the spread and 4-3-1 overall.
  • The Bengals collected only 14.0 more yards per game (319.8) than the Steelers gave up per outing (305.8) last season.
  • In games that Cincinnati totaled more than 305.8 yards last year, the team was 6-2 against the spread and 3-5 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2020 season stats for Steelers and Bengals
Steelers Stats Bengals
258.1 Pass yards 237.1
218.4 Pass yards against 246.4
84.4 Rush yards 104.3
111.4 Rush yards against 148.2
+9 Turnover differential -7

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Player betting tips

Steelers top players

  • Ben Roethlisberger threw for 3,803 yards last season (237.7 per game) while completing 65.6% of his passes (399-for-608), with 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
  • Benny Snell Jr. took 111 carries for 368 rushing yards a season ago (23.0 per game) and scored four touchdowns.
  • Kalen Ballage totaled 303 rushing yards on 91 carries , with three touchdowns on the ground, last season.
  • Diontae Johnson reeled in 88 passes for 923 yards last year and scored seven touchdowns. He was targeted 144 times, and averaged 57.7 receiving yards.
  • Chase Claypool’s stat line last year showed 62 grabs for 873 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 54.6 yards per game.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster racked up 831 recieving yards on 97 catches with nine TDs.
  • T.J. Watt boasted an impressive stat line of 15.0 sacks, 26.0 TFL, 63 tackles, and one interception last year.
  • Joe Schobert’s 2020 campaign saw him total 198 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and three interceptions.
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted four passes while adding 98 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended a season ago.
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Ben Roethlisberger 277.5 (-113) 2.5 (+107) 1.5 (-106)
Diontae Johnson 1.5 (-121) 67.5 (-119)

Bengals top players

  • Joe Burrow threw for 2,688 yards while completing 65.3% of his passes last year, with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions (268.8 yards per game). He also carried the ball 37 times for 142 yards and three TDs.
  • Joe Mixon took 119 carries for 428 rushing yards a season ago (47.6 per game) and scored three touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 138 yards with one TD through the air.
  • Last year Samaje Perine ran for 301 yards on 63 carries (18.8 yards per game), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Tee Higgins reeled in 67 passes for 908 yards last season while scoring six touchdowns. He was targeted 108 times, and averaged 56.8 yards per game.
  • Tyler Boyd’s stat line last season was 79 grabs for 841 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 52.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Drew Sample caught 40 passes on 53 targets for 349 yards and one TD.
  • Trey Hendrickson put together an impressive stat line of 13.5 sacks, 13.5 TFL and 28 tackles.
  • Over the course of his 2020 campaign, Vonn Bell totaled 161 tackles and 4.0 TFL.
  • Jessie Bates III picked off three passes and tacked on 140 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 15 passes defended last season.

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