The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 for a pivotal AFC North matchup. Here are the odds and our predictions for the game.
With their backs against the wall at 2-6 entering their Week 10 game against the Saints, Mike Tomlin’s team delivered. Though the score was tied at halftime, the Pittsburgh Steelers crushed New Orleans in both yardage and the time of possession battle to secure a 20-10 win.
Now Tomlin will have his hands full against a division rival in an effort to avoid falling to 3-7 on the season against the Cincinnati Bengals. After starting the season with two straight losses, Cincinnati has won five of their last seven games, and they are looking to stay above .500 and in the thick of the playoff picture.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes dangle by a thread, but they are coming off a good team win against the Saints. Could they have enough momentum to pull off an upset in back-to-back weeks?
Steelers vs Bengals Odds Week 11
Entering Week 11, the Pittsburgh Steelers open as 4.5-point underdogs to the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite playing their second straight game at home following the bye and coming off a win, oddsmakers peg the Steelers as underdogs once again. They have a moneyline of +176 and the over/under is currently set at 40.5 points.
Steelers vs Bengals Prediction Week 11
I know the Steelers may seem like long shots this week. Even in their most recent win, we haven’t been given enough reason to believe in their offense moving forward. However, coming off a great defensive performance, don’t be surprised if Pittsburgh has another on their own turf against the Bengals this Sunday.
Cincinnati could be missing star receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, while right tackle La’el Collins has really struggled this year. I would expect T.J. Watt to be able to generate fast pressure — forcing Joe Burrow to get rid of the ball quickly, but lacking his top pass-catching option.
The Bengals just put up 42 points on the road against the Carolina Panthers, but we think they have a much tougher go this time around. The Steelers defeated them in Week 1, but it took 7 sacks and 5 total takeaways. We believe that Pittsburgh shows a bit more offensively in their second matchup of 2022 with the defense giving up fewer chunk plays. We like the Steelers moneyline in Week 11, and we are predicting a 20-17 upset win.
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