Sunday, September 18, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.5. The Bengals are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Andy Dalton finished with 366 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 23 passes out of 30 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Bengals were led in rushing by Jeremy Hill, who finished with 31 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. A.J. Green was the team leader in receiving with a total of 180 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 56 total plays for 381 yards for the game. The Bengals ran for 57 yards on 19 attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger finished with 300 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 27 passes out of 37 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by DeAngelo Williams, who finished with 143 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Antonio Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 126 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Pittsburgh got a total of 23 first downs in that game. 9 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 435 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 147 yards on 30 attempts.
Cincinnati scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 16th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 30 attempts for a 77% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 324 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 6th in the league. The Bengals run for an average of 57 yards per game on 19 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the league. They also run 56 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 381 yards per game, ranking their offense 10th overall this season. The Bengals average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They accumulate 44 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 23rd in the league.
Cincinnati allows 188 passing yards per game, ranking 9th, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 15th. They give up 19 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54%. The Bengals allow 152 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 29th in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 340 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 95 yards per game, ranking them 20th among NFL teams.
Pittsburgh averages 38 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 2nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 27 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. They throw for 288 yards through the air per game, ranking them 10th. The Steelers run for an average of 147 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 7th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 435 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the league on offense. The Steelers get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 9th. They average 81 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 24th in the NFL.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 329 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 28th in the league. Their defense overall allows 16 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th. They give up 30 completions on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 70% per game. The Steelers allow 55 rushing yards per contest on 12 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 3rd in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 384 total yards per game for an average of 7 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 9 penalties for 55 yards in each contest, ranking 29th.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 CB Darqueze Dennard Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
08/26/16 TE Tyler Eifert Ankle out indefinitely
08/11/16 LB Vontaze Burfict Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
09/12/16 C Cody Wallace Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/12/16 WR Markus Wheaton Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/12/16 FB Roosevelt Nix Back "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/12/16 LB Ryan Shazier Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
08/31/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache PUP
08/19/16 RB Le'Veon Bell Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
08/02/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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