Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Pick, Odds, Week 12 Prediction 11/24/2019
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati +7
Paul Brown Stadium is the venue where Ryan Finley and the Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Pittsburgh as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 40. The Steelers are 5-5-0 ATS and 3-7-0 when betting on the total. The Bengals are 3-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-10-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Cleveland Browns and took the defeat by a score of 21-7. Leading the way at QB for the Steelers was Mason Rudolph who went 23/44 with 221 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 4 picks on the day. Jaylen Samuels paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 26 yards via 5 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per carry. James Washington was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 49 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 16.3 yards per reception for that contest. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up running the ball 16 times and earned a total of 58 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per rush. In all, they totaled 64 plays which gave them a total of 236 yards. Overall, the Steelers had a total of 18 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 41 yards. When discussing the defense, Pittsburgh conceded 17 catches on 32 throws totaling 189 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. In the game, they allowed 293 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Steelers conceded 104 yards on 35 carries which is an average of 3.0 yards per attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Dolphins vs Browns game.
Steelers are 5-5 After Loss
The Steelers head into this game 5-5 for 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 20 points per game, putting them 24th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 81 yards on the ground per game which is 13th in the AFC. For total yards, they are currently ranked 14th in the conference and 28th in the NFL with 2,835 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Steelers have compiled a total of 13 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC North and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Steelers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 20.2 points per contest putting them 7th in the AFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Steelers have conceded 2,231 yards. Teams are completing 63.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. They have allowed 17 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns. In regard to yards rushing, Pittsburgh is giving up 105.2 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the AFC North and 15th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the AFC and 5th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 807 rushing yards through 10 contests.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bengals played the Oakland Raiders and were defeated 17-10. Joe Mixon led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He racked up a total of 86 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.7 yards per tote. Auden Tate was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 56 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 14.0 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bengals was Ryan Finley who went 13/31 with 115 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the ball 22 times and generated 173 yards which gave them an average of 7.9 yards per attempt. For the game, they finished with a total of 58 plays which gave them a total of 246 yards. On the day, the Bengals had a total of 16 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 40 yards. When discussing the defense, Cincinnati gave up 25 catches on 29 tries for a total of 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 86.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 386 yards and earned 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Bengals gave up 113 yards on 34 tries which is an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed. Tony Sink has a pick for the contest between the Panthers and Saints.
Bengals Dip to 0-10 After Loss
The Bengals come into this game with a record of 0-10. Cincinnati hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 81 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 28th among NFL teams. As a team, they have compiled a total of 806 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Bengals average 309 yards per game overall which has them at 27th in the NFL and 13th in the AFC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bengals sit in 4th among AFC North teams and 30th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 14.7 points per contest.
The Bengals are conceding 27.6 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the AFC North and 28th in the league. In terms of points given up, they have given up 276 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 167 yards per game which puts them at 32nd in the NFL and 4th among AFC North teams. This year, they have conceded a total of 1,670 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are giving up 258 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bengals are currently ranked 14th among AFC teams. They have conceded 15 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Steelers -7
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