Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Free Total Pick
- Updated: December 4, 2014
Time: 1 PM EST Sunday December 7, 2014, CBS
The Bengals are playing their first game at home after a very successful road trip that saw them go 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the betting line.
Cincinnati historically is a tough team to beat at home and while they haven’t been quite as sharp this season they are a successful 4-1-1 but haven’t fared as well against the spread going 3-2-1.
Pittsburgh is having a WTF type season winning when they are expected to lose and losing when they are expected to win. For example home wins over Indianapolis and Baltimore and losses at home against the Saints and on the road against the Jets. They’re currently on a 0-3 spread run and have a lot to prove if they expect to be mentioned in the wildcard race after this week.
In their last games the Bengals beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-13 and the Steelers lost to the New Orleans Saints 35-32.
This season the Bengals are 4-1-1 at home and the Steelers are 3-3 on the road.
Point Spread: Bengals -3
Over/Under Total Line: 47
Moneyline: Steelers +145 / Bengals -165
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Pittsburgh Steelers: 7-5 SU 5-7 ATS
Cincinnati Bengals: 8-3-1 SU 6-5-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• PITT is 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• PITT is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the Bengals.
• PITT has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
• CINCY is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
• CINCY is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.
• CINCY has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Pittsburgh Steelers: 18.74
Cincinnati Bengals: 21.39
Key Player Injuries
[LB] 09/04/2014 – Jordan Zumwalt IR ( Groin )
[RB] 11/18/2014 – LeGarrette Blount has been released ( None )
[CB] 11/30/2014 – Cortez Allen “?” Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Thumb )
[T] 11/30/2014 – Marcus Gilbert “?” Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Ankle )
[LB] 11/30/2014 – Ryan Shazier “?” Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Ankle )
[LB] 12/02/2014 – Jarvis Jones “?” Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Wrist )
(!)[QB] 12/01/2014 – Ben Roethlisberger probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Hand )
[DE] 12/02/2014 – Brett Keisel IR ( Tricep )
[LB] 12/02/2014 – James Harrison probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Knee )
[NT] 11/30/2014 – Steve McLendon “?” Sunday vs. Cincinnati ( Shoulder )
[T] 11/25/2014 – Andre Smith IR ( Tricep )
[DE] 11/30/2014 – Margus Hunt “?” Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Ankle )
[DT] 12/01/2014 – Domata Peko “?” Sunday vs. Pittsburgh ( Elbow )
[LB] 10/29/2014 – Vontaze Burfict out indefinitely ( Knee )
[WR] 10/14/2014 – Marvin Jones IR ( Foot )
[LB] 10/08/2014 – Sean Porter IR ( Knee )
[TE] 09/23/2014 – Alex Smith IR ( Bicep )
[TE] 09/10/2014 – Tyler Eifert IR – designated return ( Elbow )
Steelers @ Falcons
Bengals @ Browns
Free Pick – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
The home team won and covered both games last season but the opposite happened the season before, so no trend there on the side. The live trend is on the under with 4 of the last 5 games in this series going under the total and as bad as the Steelers defense has been the Bengals defense has been good allowing 12 points per game in their last 3.
Take the UNDER 47