Bengals vs. Steelers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – Week 1

by | Sep 1, 2022

The Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) play a familiar opponent when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Paul Brown Stadium in an AFC North showdown. Find more below on the Bengals vs. Steelers betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

The Steelers are 6.5-point underdogs against the Bengals (the game has a total of 44.5 points).

Bengals vs. Steelers Spread and Betting Line

Bengals vs Steelers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Bengals -6.5 -110 -110 44.5 -110 -110

Bengals vs. Steelers Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, September 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium

Bengals vs. Steelers Prediction and Computer Picks

Prediction for Bengals vs Steelers
Spread Pick Total Pick Predicted Score
Bengals (-6.5) Over (44.5) Bengals 28, Steelers 18

Bengals vs. Steelers Betting Trends

  • The Bengals had 10 wins in 17 games against the spread last year.
  • The Bengals won once ATS (1-2) as a 6.5-point favorite or more last year.
  • Out of 17 Bengals games last season, eight hit the over.
  • The Bengals put an average of 27.1 points on the board last year, 3.7 more than the 23.4 the Steelers surrendered.
  • In games where the Bengals scored over 23.4 points last season, they were 9-1.
  • The Steelers’ defense surrendered 361.1 yards per game last season, just 0.4 yards fewer than the 361.5 the Bengals’ offense averaged. The Bengals picked up 6.3 yards per play, while the Steelers allowed 5.8.
  • The Bengals’ record last season when they accumulated more than the Steelers’ season average in total yards allowed (361.1): 7-2.
  • Cincinnati Bengals Leaders

  • Joe Burrow recorded a passing stat line last season of 4,611 yards with a 70.4% completion rate (366-for-520), 34 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and an average of 271.2 yards per game.
  • Joe Mixon racked up 1,205 rushing yards (70.9 per game) and 13 touchdowns last year. In the receiving game, he made 42 catches for 314 yards and three scores.
  • In the previous year, Ja’Marr Chase grabbed 81 passes (on 128 targets) for 1,455 yards (85.6 per game). He also found the end zone 13 times.
  • Trey Hendrickson’s hard work last season put together a stat line of 14.0 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
  • Logan Wilson collected 98 tackles, 5.0 TFL, one sack, and four interceptions.
  • Cincinnati Bengals Season Stats

    Stat Average (Total) Rank
    Pass yards 259.0 (4403) 7
    Rush yards 102.5 (1742) 23
    Points scored 27.1 (460) 7
    Pass yards against 248.4 (4222) 26
    Rush yards against 102.5 (1742) 5
    Points allowed 22.1 (376) 17

    Steelers vs. Bengals Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Steelers were 8-9-0 last season.
  • As 6.5-point underdogs or more, the Steelers had two wins ATS (2-1) last year.
  • In 17 Steelers games last season, six of them hit the over.
  • The Steelers put roughly the same amount of points on the board per game last season (20.2) as the Bengals conceded (22.1).
  • In games when the Steelers scored more than 22.1 points last year, they were 5-2.
  • The Steelers’ offense gained 315.4 yards per game last season, 35.4 yards fewer than the 350.8 given up by the Bengals’ defense. The Steelers accumulated 5.0 yards per play, while the Bengals allowed 5.8.
  • In contests where the Steelers offense totaled more than the Bengals’ average yard allowance last year (350.8), the team was 2-1.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Leaders

  • Mason Rudolph completed 60.3% of his passes and threw for 277 yards and one touchdown last season.
  • Najee Harris racked up seven rushing touchdowns on 70.6 yards per game last season. Harris was also productive in the passing game, tallying 74 catches and three touchdowns over the course of the year.
  • Diontae Johnson averaged 68.3 receiving yards and grabbed eight receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
  • T.J. Watt proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 22.5 sacks, 21.0 TFL and 64 tackles.
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick had an impactful defensive performance last season with 124 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two interceptions.
  • Ahkello Witherspoon collected three interceptions in addition to 15 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and nine passes defended a year ago.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Season Stats

    Stat Average (Total) Rank
    Pass yards 222.2 (3778) 15
    Rush yards 93.1 (1583) 29
    Points scored 20.2 (343) 21
    Pass yards against 215.1 (3656) 9
    Rush yards against 146.1 (2483) 32
    Points allowed 23.4 (398) 20

    Bengals and Steelers Injury Report

    Player Pos. Injury Status
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    Bengals and Steelers’ Recent Performance

    A year ago, the Bengals went 10-7 and lost in the Super Bowl. Offensively, they scored 27.1 points per game (seventh in the league) while defensively allowing 22.1 (17th). The Steelers’ 2021 record was 9-7-1, and they fell in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. They averaged 20.2 points per game on offense (21st in the NFL) while giving up 23.4 per contest on defense (20th).

    Betting Tips for Bengals vs. Steelers

    We have the Bengals (-6.5) as our best bet in this contest after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will finish over the total of 44.5 points, with a final score of Bengals 28, Steelers 18.

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