Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)
|Date & Time||Monday December 4, 2017, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +6.5 -- Over/Under: 43
Over at Paul Brown Stadium on Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals will be meeting up in AFC North action in the NFL.
This Steelers are sitting tall at 9-2 on the year with a six-game win streak in tow. In their last three, Pittsburgh has beaten the Colts, Titans and Packers. In that Green Bay game, Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger put up 351 yards with four TDs and two picks.
So far this year, Roethlisberger has 2948 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 INTs, and Le’Veon Bell heads up the Pittsburgh rush on 981 yards and five TDs. Antonio Brown is of course the Steelers’ leading receiver with 1195 yards and eight TDs from 80 catches.
Over on the Bengals’ side, they’re currently 5-6 on the year. Cincinnati had lost three of four games but in the past two weeks they’ve beaten Denver and Cleveland. In the Browns game, Bengals QB Andy Dalton managed 214 yards and two touchdowns.
This season, Dalton has 2372 yards with 18 TDs and eight INTs, and Joe Mixon is the top Cincinnati rusher with 484 yards and four scores. AJ Green is once agin the Bengals’ top receiver with 809 yards and six touchdowns from 53 catches.
The Steelers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in Week 13. Pittsburgh is also 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games in December and the under is 22-5 in their last 27 road games.
Meanwhile, the Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last six games in December and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in Week 13. Cincinnati is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win and 4-9-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Pittsburgh has a good run going, but they’ve been playing with fire a bit as they’ve only won by six points or fewer in four of the last six. The last time these teams met in Pittsburgh was a 29-14 Steelers win, but given the fact that Pitt doesn’t play as well on the road I like the Bengals to sneak in there and cover.