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Bengals vs Steelers: Odds, expert picks, analysis, predictions for NFL Week 13

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The experts and oddsmakers view the Bengals as underdogs, and that is just the way we like it. Let’s prove ‘em wrong.

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The Bengals defeating the Steelers on Monday night would be an upset, and the experts and oddsmakers view it that way. After all, the Bengals lost 14-29 earlier this season to the Steelers. The Bengals have only played five games since then, and they have gone 3-2 since, but those three wins have come against three of the worst teams in the NFL: the Colts, Broncos and Browns.

Meanwhile, the Steelers have been on a tear. They are 9-2 on the season and currently sit at the top of the AFC with the Patriots. They have had their share of close games, but they have always seemed to make that game deciding play.

The Bengals played one of their best games last week against the Browns. Joe Mixon saw his first 100 yard rushing game, and Andy Dalton has continued his streak of games without an interception. The last team he threw an interception against was the Steelers. It will take a total team effort to pull off a Bengals win. Can Cincinnati accomplish as much? We’re anxious to find out.

Odds

According to Bovada, the Bengals are currently six-point underdogs against the Steelers. The line has been consistently going down though since the Bengals opened as a 6.5-point underdog. Some places have gone as low as to make the Bengals a 4.5- point underdog.

The over/under is currently set at 48.5 total points, according to Odds Sharks. The Bengals and Steelers have failed to combine for more than 48.5 points in their last four meetings, all of which have been won by the black and yellow jerseys.

Betting trends for both teams

  • Cincinnati is 6-3 against the spread in its last nine games
  • The total has gone over in four of Cincinnati's last six games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 straight up in its last six games at home
  • The total has gone under in five of Cincinnati's last seven games at home
  • Cincinnati is 0-4-1 against the spread in its last five games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 straight up in its last five games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone under in five of Cincinnati's last seven games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati is 2-13-2 against the spread in its last 17 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
  • Cincinnati is 2-15 straight up in its last 17 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone under in four of Cincinnati's last six games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 straight up in its last five games
  • The total has gone under in eight of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-4 against the spread in its last 12 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 straight up in its last six games on the road
  • The total has gone under in five of Pittsburgh's last five games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-0-1 against the spread in its last five games when playing Cincinnati
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 straight up in its last five games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone under in five of Pittsburgh's last seven games when playing Cincinnati
  • Pittsburgh is 11-2-1 against the spread in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
  • Pittsburgh is 15-2 straight up in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
  • The total has gone under in four of Pittsburgh's last six games when playing on the road against Cincinnati

Experts picks from Bengals vs Steelers

  • CBS Sports has two of their eight experts taking the Bengals
  • ESPN only has one expert taking the Bengals
  • Fox Sports is predicting a 29-21.3 victory for the Steelers
  • NFL Pick Watch, which tracks the picks made by experts all around the web, has 90 percent of experts taking the Steelers