The Cincinnati Bengals currently top the AFC North division with a 4-1 record, and they will look to improve their record further when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at home this coming weekend. The Bengals are undefeated at home so far this season, but can they keep that record immaculate against a reawakened Steelers squad?
Betting Preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals NFL Season Week 6 Game on October 14, 2018
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
When: Sunday, October 14. 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1)
The Steelers’ offense that has been much-maligned for the most part of the season finally showed some signs of life last week, when it held the high-powered Atlanta offense down to only 324 total yards. The Steelers sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan a total of six times for a loss of 43 yards and limited Atlanta’s rushing attack to only 62 yards. The challenge for the Steelers is to prove their defense can put up such a performance on a consistent basis. As for their offense, there are little doubts that the Steelers – with or without Le’Veon Bell – can get the job done. Against the Falcons, Ben Roethlisberger passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns with an interception on 19-of-29 completions, while wide receiver Antonio Brown had his best game of the season by far by catching passes for 101 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Running back James Conner also came back to life by racking up 110 rushing yards and two rushing TDs while adding 75 receiving yards. Having recovered their moxie, the Steelers should arrive in Cincy this coming weekend riding a wave of momentum.
The Steelers are 8-1-1 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (4-1)
Down by 14 points entering the fourth quarter last week against the Miami Dolphins, the Bengals uncorked 24 unanswered points in the final period to take care of business and nail a 27-17 win at home, their second in a row. Andy Dalton passed for 248 yards (20/30) and a touchdown with an interception in a so-so performance but got help from a returning Joe Mixon who had 93 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown. Mixon missed a pair of games because of a lower-body injury, but showed he’s 100 percent healthy in the Miami game. The key for the Bengals against the Steelers is to stop Pittsburgh’s offense that is humming once again. The Bengals are allowing 26.0 points and 394.8 total yards per game this season, which are not numbers that screams D-E-F-E-N-S-E, but at least those are better than what the Falcons presented to the Steelers a week ago.
The Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
Pittsburgh wins, 28-26.
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