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Steelers Want to Build off KC Win

AFC North division rivals meet on Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers play at Heinz Field. Kickoff is set for 4:25 pm EST. CBS will have the telecast.

Oddsmakers opened the Steelers as -4-point favorites versus the Bengals, while the game’s total opened at 41.

The Steelers lead the AFC North. They are coming off a huge road win over the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals come to Pittsburgh after their bye week. This allowed the team to recharge, get healthy and prepare to get back in the AFC playoff picture. They started the season 0-3.

Steelers Look to Improve Run Defense

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 19-13 winner as they battled the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. The Steelers covered in the match as a +3.5-point underdog, while 32 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The one weakness in the Steelers defense is their ability to stop the run. They are 23rd in the NFL. The team is allowing 118.5 yards per game. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler did put together a successful game plan in Week 6 that limited Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt to just 21 yards on nine carries.. He was the NFL’s leading rusher.

Pittsburgh’s run game is starting to hit full stride. Le’Veon Bell got off to a very slow start to the season after holding out most of the preseason. Bell enters the Bengals game with 550 yards. He is averaging 4.1 yards a rush. 350 of those yards and three of those scores have come in the past three games.

Bengals Look to Find Offense Consistency

The Bengals were a 20-16 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Buffalo Bills. They covered the -3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Bengals have won their last two games to get back in contention. The change to Bill Lazor as the offensive coordinator has brought life back to an offense that was stagnant early in the year.

Quarterback Andy Dalton has played the best football of his career the past three games. He has a passer rating of 116.2 over that stretch.

A.J. Green has been the one to benefit from most of those passes. The tandem will look to do so against a passing defense that is the best in the NFL. The Steelers allow only 153.5 yards a game through the air. The secondary has given up only one pass of more than 40 yards through six games.

Green historically has been good against Pittsburgh. In the 11 regular-season games against the Steelers, Green has four 100-plus yard receiving games. He also has 71 total receptions. He has six career touchdown receptions against Pittsburgh. Green enters the game second in the NFL with 504 yards. He is second in average yards per game at 100.8.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Cincinnati 2-3 3-2 16.80 16.60 0.2 1-2 2-0 1-4 0-3 1-1
Pittsburgh 4-2 3-3 19.67 17.00 2.67 1-1 2-2 0-6 0-2 0-4
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
CIN 18.51 15.83 2.68
PIT 17.78 15.98 1.8

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
CIN 10.91 8.58 2.33
PIT 10.61 8.15 2.46
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
CIN 3.16 3.82 -0.66
PIT 3.90 4.73 -0.83
Team Records
Cincinnati Bengals
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-3 1-2 1-1 3-2 1-2 2-0 16.80 16.60 0.20
vs Conf 2-2 1-2 1-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 15.00 14.00 1.00
vs Div 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-1 0-1 2-0 18.33 18.00 0.33
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 2-0 25.00 16.67 8.33

Pittsburgh Steelers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-2 1-1 3-1 3-3 1-1 2-2 19.67 17.00 2.67
vs Conf 3-1 0-1 3-0 2-2 0-1 2-1 18.75 17.50 1.25
vs Div 3-1 1-0 2-1 2-2 1-0 1-2 22.50 14.75 7.75
Last 3 2-1 0-1 2-0 2-1 0-1 2-0 18.00 17.33 0.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 16.80 30 17.00 4
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 227.50 13 114.00 2
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 98.00 19 161.00 30
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 19.67 21 16.60 2
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 267.00 9 225.00 14
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 86.00 24 54.50 1

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Cincinnati 3-7 3-6-1 3-7 17.90 75.50 3.27 40.00 61.00 253.70 329.20 2.10
Pittsburgh 7-3 6-3-1 3-7 22.80 105.50 3.86 36.10 61.22 251.70 357.20 1.70

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 18, 2016 PIT CIN 24-20 97 285 382 0 76 146 222 1
Sep 18, 2016 CIN PIT 16-24 46 366 412 2 124 250 374 2
Jan 9, 2016 PIT CIN 18-16 167 202 369 2 91 188 279 4
Dec 13, 2015 PIT CIN 33-20 84 270 354 1 64 321 385 3
Nov 1, 2015 CIN PIT 16-10 78 218 296 2 116 240 356 3
Dec 28, 2014 CIN PIT 17-27 116 221 337 3 29 317 346 3
Dec 7, 2014 PIT CIN 42-21 193 350 543 0 86 322 408 2
Dec 15, 2013 CIN PIT 20-30 57 222 279 1 106 184 290 1
Sep 16, 2013 PIT CIN 10-20 44 234 278 2 127 280 407 0
Dec 23, 2012 CIN PIT 13-10 14 253 267 3 95 185 280 3

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Cincinnati Bengals

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 8, 2017 BUF 20-16 W -3/38.5 W/U 65 323 388 82 139 221 2 H
Oct 1, 2017 CLE 31-7 W -3/41.5 W/U 86 264 350 45 170 215 0 A
Sep 24, 2017 GB 24-27 L 7/47.5 W/O 110 191 301 64 280 344 0 A
Sep 14, 2017 HOU 9-13 L -5.5/38.5 L/U 82 213 295 168 98 266 1 H
Sep 10, 2017 BAL 0-20 L -2.5/41.5 L/U 77 144 221 157 111 268 4 H

Pittsburgh Steelers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 15, 2017 KC 19-13 W 3.5/46.5 W/U 194 245 439 28 223 251 1 A
Oct 8, 2017 JAC 9-30 L -7.5/41 L/U 70 301 371 231 82 313 4 H
Oct 1, 2017 BAL 26-9 W -3.5/41.5 W/U 173 208 381 82 206 288 -2 A
Sep 24, 2017 CHI 17-23 L -6.5/43.5 L/U 70 212 282 220 84 304 0 A
Sep 17, 2017 MIN 26-9 W -8.5/43 W/U 102 233 335 91 146 237 -1 H

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Forecast for Pittsburgh

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Indianapolis Sunday, October 29
Pittsburgh at Detroit Sunday, October 29

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