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Steelers vs. Bengals Over/Under

What: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals – Week 7
When: 8:30pm EST. Sunday, October 21st 2012
Where: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

In the week 7 Sunday Night Football game, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2-3 (1-4 ATS) and Cincinnati Bengals 3-3 (2-3-1 ATS) go against each other in an AFC North division match-up. With both teams struggling this should be a great up tempo game, making it a fun one to watch.

The Steelers vs Bengals over/under opened at 46 points in Vegas and most online sportsbooks. The over/under is down to 45 as of Sunday morning, about 12 hours before game time.

Sportsbooks
Spread
Over/Under
BetOnline.com
US Friendly
PIT
CIN
Pk (-115)
Pk (-105)
o45 (-110)
u45 (-110)
Bovada.lv
US Friendly
PIT
CIN
-1.5 (-110)
+1.5 (-110)
o45 (-115)
u45 (-105)

Pittsburgh vs. Cinci Over/Under Analysis

The Cincinnati Bengals have been up and down all season. They lost in week 1, went on a 3-game win streak, and now they’re on a 2-game losing streak (Dolphins and Browns).

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been very inconsistent as well. They’ve rotated between wins and loses all season and if that trend continues this week the Steelers will win on the road against the Bengals. But, for this game, I think the best bet is on the over/under.

Even with injuries on defense, the Steelers still have one of the best units in the NFL. The Steelers defense ranks 5th in total yards allowed (295.8 YPG), and they’re tied for 10th in rushing plus passing defense this season. One problem has been turnovers.

The Steelers have a hard time turning the football over, so even though they limit the opposition’s offense, they’re still giving up an average of 23 PPG (18th). Part of the problem has been the aging veterans on defense getting injured this year.

Offensively the Steelers haven’t been getting it done either. Big Ben has been throwing the football well, but the running game has yet to get going. Without a run game the Steelers are in trouble this season, as Big Ben can’t do it himself.

The Steelers and Bengals played twice last year, and the Steelers won both games (24-17 and 35-7). Pittsburgh was able to shut down Dalton last year and they should be able to do it again in this one.

Steelers vs. Bengals Over/Under: Best Bet

Bet the Under: 45 (-105) at Bovada.lv

This has the makings of a low scoring game. Although both teams are struggling with the running game right now, I expect both to try to establish the run early on. With both teams running the football, I expect a 17-10 to 20-13 type of game.

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