While the Bengals knew they were going to be without superstar quarterback Joe Burrow, who tore a wrist ligament against the Ravens in Week 11 and has been ruled out for the season, they also got the news that they will be down Cam Taylor-Britt and Tee Higgins, two players that have been paramount to their success.
The Steelers are coming off a close loss against the Cleveland Browns and fired their offensive coordinator during the week. That said, with sports betting legal in Ohio, if you live in the state or one of the several states with sports betting, you can make prop bets, which are often on fan-favorite players.
Let’s dive into three Bengals-centric props to consider.
Kenny Pickett over 0.5 interceptions (-105)
The Steelers let go of Matt Canada during the week and will have a new offensive coordinator at the helm. While that could be good for Pickett, he may struggle to find his rhythm early on and may not be in tune.
Pickett has thrown for four interceptions on the season but has a 60.5% completion percentage. His accuracy is a problem, and he may be forced into some throws he isn’t comfortable with, especially against a Bengals team that sits top 10 in interceptions.
Take Pickett to be uncomfortable against a mighty Bengals line.
Ja’Marr Chase over 64.5 receiving yards (-115)
As we saw when Jake Browning got in the game Thursday, he’s going to target Ja’Marr Chase. He is the Bengals' best offensive weapon and should be a safety blanket for Browning.
Chase has been targeted at least six times in every game and has seen double-digit targets in four of the Bengals' last eight games. With a new quarterback who may not be overly comfortable in the offense against a powerful defense, expect the Bengals to look to get Chase involved early and often.
Jaylen Warren over 47.5 rushing yards (-120)
While Najee Harris was the Steelers first-round pick in 2021, he hasn’t played up to the pick quite yet. He has double-digit carries in each of the last three games but has 186 yards to show for it.
The Steelers have used Jaylen Warren often with Harris as well. Warren has 35 carries over the last three games and has 88 or more years in three straight. The opportunities he gets mixed with his recent performances make his over a good play here.