Steelers vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 25, 2021

The Steelers look to snap a two-game winless slide that has bounced them from the playoff picture when they visit the Bengals on Sunday in a clash of AFC North rivals.

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November 28, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
10-7
Pointspread +3.5 -115
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +44

54%

Betting Action

46%

Pointspread -3.5 -105
Moneyline -180
Over / Under u +44

54%

Betting Action

46%

The Steelers saw an epic fourth-quarter comeback bid fall just short in last week’s 41-37 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Bengals aim to build on last Sunday’s impressive 32-13 win in Las Vegas, but have fallen to defeat in each of their past two home dates.

The Steelers have enjoyed the support of 56% of sports bettors, but have failed to make gains at the sportsbooks since opening as 4-point road underdogs. With both these teams enduring recent inconsistency on offence, the total has tumbled to 45 since opening at 45.5, with betting action equally divided between the OVER and UNDER.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to snap a two-game winless slide that has bounced them from the playoff picture when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in a clash of AFC North rivals. The Steelers saw an epic fourth-quarter comeback bid fall just short in last week’s 41-37 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Bengals aim to build on last Sunday’s impressive 32-13 win in Las Vegas, but have fallen to defeat in each of their past two home dates.

The Steelers have enjoyed the support of 56% of sports bettors, but have failed to make gains at the sportsbooks since opening as 4-point road underdogs. With both these teams enduring recent inconsistency on offence, the total has tumbled to 45 since opening at 45.5, with betting action equally divided between the OVER and UNDER.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Paul Brown Stadium marks the second and final regular season meeting of the year between these divisional rivals. The Bengals marched to a decisive 24-10 victory in Pittsburgh back in Week 3, while paying out as 2.5-point road underdogs. That marked the team’s second straight win over the Steelers by a double-digit margin, ending a woeful 1-14 straight up run in their previous 15 meetings. Despite the Steelers’ historic dominance over Cincinnati, the Bengals have been surprisingly effective at contain the Pittsburgh attack in recent years, limiting the Steelers to 17 or fewer points in four of six meetings. That has contributed to a reliable run for the UNDER, which is currently on a 5-2 run, and gone 14-7 over the past 21 head-to-head meetings.

Cincinnati Bengals

A visit to Las Vegas proved to be a tonic for the Bengals. Mired in their first losing streak of the season, the Bengals benefited from a big day from rusher Joe Mixon, who compiled a season-high 123 rushing years while scampering for a pair of scores for the second time in two outings. Mixon’s performance took the pressure off of second-year passer Joe Burrow, who was coming off arguably his worst outing of the season in the team’s 41-16 loss to Cleveland in Week 9. Mixon’s breakthrough adds another dynamic to an evolving Bengals attack, which has centred on the chemistry developed between Burrow and rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who has made eight scoring passes this season, and three in the past four outings.

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