Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Free Pick
Play On: Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5.
Pittsburgh (10-5) at home against the Cincinnati Bengals (10-4-1). All season the AFC North has been the best division overall in the NFL. The winner of this game secures the division title and home advantage in the first round of playoffs. Bengals off a big MNF home win over the Broncos. Now travel to Heinz Field for another tough matchup. QB Andy Dalton is battling illness, should play Sunday but will not be full strength.
Big Ben leads a Steeler team that has been firing on all cylinders, winning and covering the last 3 games. We know Pittsburgh went into Cincinnati and grabbed the win. But we feel the revenge factor is mitigated by the Steeler home field advantage. Steelers average 33 ppg at home and pounded the Bengal defense for 42 points in the earlier matchup.
Bengals are 2-5 last 7 ATS at Heinz Field. Steelers are 7-3 ATS last 10 vs. AFC North. 4-1 last 5 home games, 6-0 ATS last 6 December games. This time of year we’ll side with Big Ben and his offense at home vs. a weakened Dalton on the road. Take the Steelers and lay the points.
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