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Bengals at Steelers: Odds, expert picks, analysis, predictions for NFL Week 7

Who is favored when the Bengals take on the Steelers this week, and who are the experts picking?

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It is Week 7, and the Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to reach .500 by beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Bengals have had to try and claw their way out of an 0-3 hole, and it only seems fitting that their finally step is against the Steelers.

Here are the odds and expert picks for the Bengals game at Pittsburgh.

Odds

The Bengals are currently five-point underdogs against the Steelers as of Friday morning. according to OddsShark. The opening spread was originally four-points, but it has grown, and it seems like it has a chance to grow even more by the time Sunday comes around.

The Bengals have played great football in their last two games, but the Steelers did just beat the Chiefs in Kansas City. It is understandable that the Steelers are favored, but this game could easily go the Bengals way given all the games the Steelers just haven’t showed up for.

Here are some trends for both teams:

  • Cincinnati is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games
  • The Total has gone under in eight of Cincinnati’s last nine games
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 against the spread in its last five road games
  • Cincinnati is 2-7 straight up in its last nine road games
  • The total has gone under in five of Cincinnati’s last six games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 1-6-1 against the spread in its last eight games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati is 1-7 straight up in its last eight games against Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone under five of the last six games when Cincinnati has taken on Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati is 2-5 straight up in its last seven games when playing Pittsburgh on the road
  • The total has gone under in seven of Cincinnati’s last eight games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 13-3 straight up in its last 16 games
  • the total has gone under in five of Pittsburgh’s last five games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 straight up in its last six games at home
  • The total has gone under in four of Pittsburgh’s last last six games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1-1 against the spread in its last eight games with Cincinnati
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 straight up in its last eight games with Cincinnati
  • The total has gone under in five of Pittsburgh’s last six games when playing Cincinnati
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games when playing at home against Cincinnati
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 straight up in its last seven games when playing Cincinnati at home.
  • The total has gone under in seven of Pittsburgh’s last eight games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Picks

  • CBS Sports has one of eight experts picking the Bengals
  • Only one of ESPN’s experts picked the Bengals over the Steelers
  • Fox Sports is projecting a 27.9-21.8 victory for the Steelers
  • SB Nation only had one of eight experts pick the Bengals
  • NFL Pick Watch, which takes into account picks from experts all across the internet, says 91 percent of experts are picking the Steelers

If recent history gives any indication of how this game will go, it won’t be pretty for the Bengals. Still the Bengals aren’t as much of an underdog as they are being portrayed to be. No one should be surprised if the Bengals walk into Pittsburgh and get a win.