NFL Football Preview – Steelers vs Bengals Betting Odds, Picks, Preview
September 30 / Accuscore / SportsGrid
Week 4 wraps up Monday night at Heinz Field as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals as slight home favorites.
Let's take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Cincinnati Bengals: +152
Pittsburgh Steelers: -176
Cincinnati Bengals +3.5: -120
Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5: +100
Over 44.5: -120
Under 44.5: +100
What to Watch For
Both sides will be desperately looking for a win after starting 0-3 this season. Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was relatively above average last week, finishing with 2 TDs and 1 INT for 174 yards.
There's a fairly obvious reason for Cincinnati's inconsistent offense. WR A.J. Green has been out for the first few weeks and is listed as unavailable for this week. QB Andy Dalton just doesn't have the weapons downfield to create any openings for the ground game.
Struggling on the Ground:
The Bengals -- heading into this matchup -- are averaging just 42.0 yards on the ground. They are last in the league with 2.42 yards per carry.
Pittsburgh's defense has give up 425+ yards every week so far. We'll keep an eye on them to turn that around this week at home.
Andy Dalton is projected to finish with 223 passing yards on 17 completions for the Bengals. He averages 1.2 TDs and 0.9 INTs per sim.
Mason Rudolph is projected to finish with 206 passing yards on 16 completions. Rudolph averages 0.6 TDs and 0.5 INTs per sim.
Two-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Average combined score in sims is 40. AccuScore would have listed the total line at 39.
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