Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 11/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 11
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (+5.5)
The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) host the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday. Cincinnati is 5.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 42.5.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 5-4 this year. In their last game, the Bengals faced off with the Panthers and earned the victory with a final of 42-21. Joe Burrow finished 22/28 with 206 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 109.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Tee Higgins held an average of 8.6 yards per catch by accumulating 60 yards on 7 catches. Joe Mixon led the offense in rushing for the Bengals with 22 carries for 153 yds (7.0 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they ran 72 plays which totaled 464 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up running the ball 39 different times and totaled 241 yards, which had them averaging 6.2 yds per carry. On the ground, the Bengals conceded 64 yards on 18 tries, which is an average of 3.6 yds per rush surrendered. Cincinnati allowed 17 pass completions on 30 tries for a total of 164 yds, and a completion rate of 56.7%.
The Bengals have earned 3,256 total yards this season. Cincinnati has accounted for 122 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 41 penalties for 274 yards. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Cincinnati has earned 18 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 10 times (6 picks and 4 fumbles lost). As a team they're averaging 98.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 27th in the league. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bengals are averaging 25.3 PPG.
The Bengals sit in 13th in the National Football League regarding team defense, giving up 20.6 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 118.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 1,069 rushing yards through 9 games. Regarding passing yards, the Bengals have allowed 1,847 yards which has them ranked 8th in the NFL. They have allowed 205.2 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.2%. Overall, they have given up 324.0 yards/contest which ranks them 10th in the league. They have granted 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 3-6 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Steelers got the victory with a final of 20-10 when they faced the Saints. Najee Harris ran the football 20 times for 99 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.0 yards per carry for Pittsburgh. Pat Freiermuth was one of the featured targets for the Steelers, catching 4 passes for 36 yards (9.0 yards per catch). Kenny Pickett ended the contest with 199 yds on 18/30 through the air while his QB rate was 79.7. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 6.6 yards. Pittsburgh relinquished 15 running attempts for 29 yds (1.9 yards per rush). The Steelers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 60.7%, relinquishing 157 yards on 17 out of 28 through the air. The Steelers finished the game with 379 yards while running 79 plays (4.8 yards per play). Pittsburgh ran for 5.0 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 217 yards on 43 carries.
The Pittsburgh Steelers average 307.9 yards per outing which ranks them 28th in the NFL. They average 108.4 yards per game via the rush and have run for 976 yards for this season. The Pittsburgh offense has 398 yards of penalties on 54 infractions, which is 18th in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 10 picks while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they have recorded 102 first downs. For the year thus far, the Steelers have racked up 1,795 yards via the pass as well as an average of 199.4 passing yards per outing, putting them at 25th in the NFL. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Steelers rank 31st in the NFL with an average of 15.6 points per game.
The Steelers are allowing 23.0 PPG, which puts them in 20th in football. They have given up 18 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 263.9 yards per outing, which has them sitting 30th out of all teams. Overall, they have conceded 207 points in total. Pittsburgh has conceded a total of 972 yards on the ground (108.0 yards/game) in addition to 5 touchdowns rushing this year. The Steelers defense taken the field for 580 plays, which is 15th in the league. They have compiled 12 turnovers (2 fumbles recovered and 10 interceptions) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals -5.5
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