The Pittsburgh Steelers playoff hopes are hanging on by a thread so a win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday is absolutely crucial if they want to keep their dreams alive.
They turn to Mason Rudolph in this game in hopes of finding some kind of spark at the quarterback position, and I'm here to tell you to trust him in this Week 16 spot. In this article, I'm going to break down three prop bets I recommend wagering on in this game, and one of them is on Rudolph to have a better game than people expect.
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Best Prop Bets for Bengals vs. Steelers
- Mason Rudolph OVER 192.5 passing yards
- T.J. Watt OVER 1.0 sacks
- Jaylen Warren rushing + receiving yards
Mason Rudolph OVER 192.5 passing yards
Call me naive, but I choose to believe in Mason Rudolph this week. To be fair, this isn't solely a bet on Rudolph, but it's more so a bet against the Bengals secondary. The Bengals are 31st in the NFL in opponent yards per pass attempt, giving up 7.5 yards per throw and 254.1 passing yards per game.
Not enough people talk about how bad the Bengals are at stopping the pass and I'm choosing to try to profit off that.
T.J. Watt OVER 1.0 sacks
T.J. Watt is the NFL sack leader heading into Week 16 with 16.0 and now he gets to face a Bengals offensive line that he dominated just a few weeks ago. He recorded 2.0 sacks in that game but easily could have got more. He has on the back field early and often in that game and I expect a similar performance out of him on Saturday.
Jaylen Warren rushing + receiving yards
Jaylen Warren played 69% of snaps in Week 15, a season-high for him which tells me they're starting to give him a higher percentage of the work load. He's averaging 5.48 yards per carry on the season and 6.38 yards per reception.
He's poised for a big game as he takes on a Bengals defense that's one of the worst units in the NFL. He has 62 rushing + receiving yards against the Bengals a few weeks ago, but he only played 48% of snaps. His increased work load should get him over this total in the rematch.
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