The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to have better production on offense this week when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
To no one' s surprise, the Steelers fired offensive coordinator Matt Canada earlier this week after another poor performance from the offense. With Canada, the Steelers' offense got outgained in every game this season, and the passing regressed over the last four weeks.
With a new playcaller in charge, I found three Steelers props that bettors might want to consider against a bend but don't break Bengals' defense.
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Best NFL Prop Bets for Steelers vs. Bengals in Week 12
- Jaylen Warren OVER 48.5 rushing yards (-125)
- Kenny Pickett OVER 199.5 passing yards (-115)
- Chris Boswell OVER 1.5 field goals made (-120)
Jaylen Warren OVER 48.5 rushing yards (-125)
The 25-year-old running back is coming off an outstanding performance last week against the Browns. Warren gashed Cleveland’s defense for 129 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. The young running back has recorded 100-yard games in consecutive weeks and now gets to play the Bengals, who have struggled to stop the run this season (138.3 yards per game allowed).
Warren has gone over 48.5 rushing yards in three straight games and averaged an insane 9.09 yards per attempt. Even though Warren shares the backfield with Najee Harris, he’s the more explosive running back right now.
Kenny Pickett OVER 199.5 passing yards (-115)
Pickett has struggled to throw the ball over his last four games, averaging 116.3 yards per game with a 59.7 completion percentage. However, with the Steelers firing offensive coordinator Matt Canada earlier this week, maybe there’s a chance Pickett figures it out.
The second-year quarterback has a favorable matchup on Sunday as the Bengals’ defense allows 247.8 passing yards per game (27th in the NFL) and 7.6 yards per passing attempt this season. Pickett has a nice core of pass catchers that should be able to help him get to the 200-yard threshold, which he hasn’t done since Week 7 against the Rams (230 passing yards).
It’s hard to trust the Steelers’ offense, but Pickett has gone over 199.5 passing yards in five out of 10 games this season.
Chris Boswell OVER 1.5 field goals made (-120)
If the Steelers struggle to score touchdowns on Sunday, they have a reliable kicker to lean on in Chris Boswell. Boswell has been one of Pittsburgh’s best players this season, making 18 out of 19 field goals.
This season, the Bengals are ranked 13th in opponent field goal attempts (2.0) and 19th in opponent field goals made per game (1.9). Meanwhile, the veteran kicker has made more than 1.5 field goals in six out of 10 games.
At -120 odds, I’ll take my chances on Boswell, as we may not see a lot of points scored in this AFC North contest, with the total at O/U 35.5.
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