Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 11/28/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 12
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-3.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1) at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. Pittsburgh is 3.5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 44.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into this game 5-4-1 this season. In their last game, the Steelers took the field against the Chargers and took a loss by a final of 41-37. Ben Roethlisberger went 28/44 with 273 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 103.7 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Najee Harris was the leader on the ground for the Steelers with 12 totes for 39 yds (3.3 yds per attempt). Diontae Johnson averaged 14.4 yards per reception by tallying 101 yards on 7 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ended up rushing 18 times and recorded 55 yards, which is an average of 3.1 yards per tote. Overall, they ran 65 plays which gave them 300 yards. Pittsburgh surrendered 30 completions on 41 tries for a total of 374 yds, and a completion rate of 73.2%. Against the rush, the Steelers gave up 159 yards on 26 tries, which calculates to 6.1 yds per rush allowed.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 21.4 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 90.7 yards on the ground ranking them 27th in the NFL. The Steelers have earned 3,280 total yards this season. Pittsburgh has accrued 123 first downs, and they have been flagged for 66 infractions for 471 yds. They have turned the football over 11 times (5 interceptions and 6 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Pittsburgh has compiled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground.
Concerning yards through the air, the Steelers have conceded 2,407 yards which has them ranked 14th in football. They have relinquished 240.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.1%. Overall, they are surrendering 367.3 yards per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. They have yielded 15 touchdowns by air as well as 8 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 126.6 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Overall, they have given up 1,266 yards via the running game in 10 games. The Steelers sit in 14th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.6 points per contest.
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The Bengals step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bengals got the victory with a final of 32-13 when they faced the Raiders. Joe Burrow (1 TD) finished the contest with 148 yds on 20/29 passing while his QB rate was 92.3. He didn't throw any picks and his avg yards per attempt was 5.1 yds. Tyler Boyd was one of the featured targets for the Bengals, grabbing 6 balls for 49 yds (8.2 yards per reception). Joe Mixon carried the ball 30 times for 123 yds, finishing the game with 4.1 yards per carry for Cincinnati. The Bengals finished the game with a total of 288 yds while they ran 70 plays (4.1 yds per play). Cincinnati rushed the football for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 159 yards on 38 carries. Cincinnati relinquished 18 rush attempts for 72 yds (4.0 yards per carry). The Bengals secondary gave up a completion percentage of 70.4%, relinquishing 206 yards on 19 for 27 passing.
The Cincinnati Bengals hold an average of 354.1 yards per game ranking them 14th out of all teams in the NFL. They are averaging 103.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,033 yards for this season. The Cincinnati offense has 343 penalty yds on 40 violations, which is 32nd in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 11 interceptions while losing 3 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 120 first downs. Over the course of the season to this point, the Bengals have thrown for 2,508 yards through the air as well as an average of 250.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 12th in the league. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Bengals are sitting 9th in the league averaging 26.8 points per game.
The Bengals are conceding 21.6 PPG, which has them ranked 9th of all teams in the league. Cincinnati has allowed a total of 980 rushing yards (98.0 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns by ground this year. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 254.9 yards/outing, which has them sitting 25th in the NFL. The Bengals defense has taken part in 634 plays, which has them sitting 11th in football. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 216 total points. Their defense has tallied 11 turnovers (3 fumbles and 8 picks) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bengals -3.5 and over 44.5 total points
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