PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ CINCINNATI BENGALS

AFC North battle as the division leading Steelers travel to Ohio to take on the bottom dwelling Bengals.

Pittsburgh are looking to bounce back after two successive losses. The Steelers defense is still one of the premiere units in all of Football and is the #1 ranked D in the NFL but they struggled a little at times with the Bills pass heavy Offense last week as Josh Allen came out in the third quarter and put the game to bed with two passing scores but luckily the Bengals don’t offer even close to that kind of Offensive firepower. On Offense the problem for Pittsburgh has been their drop issues, no team has more drops than the Steelers with Diontae Johnson in particular struggling and that will need to be tidied up if this team is going to make a push in the Playoffs.

The Bengals aren’t a good Football team at the moment. They were looking like a side going in the right direction with Joe Burrow under Center but since his injury they’ve looked unable to put up points and against this league leading Steeler D, I don’t see that changing. The Bengals Defense can keep things close on the other side of the ball as their one big flaw is in the run game which is something the Steelers will struggle to capitalise on with their underwhelming rush attack.

Steelers and it isn’t really close, if the Bengals put up double figures I’ll be impressed with their offense whilst at the same time extremely disappointed with the Steeler Defense. As for my best bet I’m looking to take advantage of this inept Bengal Offense who’re even money to score under 13 points, which is something they’ve done in 4 of their last 5 games and only managed 10 points with Joe Burrow in their first meeting with the Steelers this season. I’m also taking the under in this game, the line is set at U/O 40.5 match points which has happened in the Bengals last 4 games and in 3 of the last 4 Steelers games with the one game that went over only doing so by a point and that was against the red hot Buffalo Bills pass attack.

PREDICTION: STEELERS 24 – 7 BENGALS

BEST BET: BENGALS UNDER 12.5 match points – EVENS with SkyBet. 0.5 point bet.

NEXT BEST: UNDER 40.5 match points – 10/11 with SkyBet. 0.5 point bet.

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