AFC North foes will do battle in Week 3 when the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) battle the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1). The Steelers ( ) welcome the Bengals ( to win on the moneyline) on September 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS. The point total for the game is set at points.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 26, 2021, 2:50 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Steelers Vs Bengals Odds
|ATS pick||Over/Under pick|
|Steelers (-2.5)||Over (42)|
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Team Stat Rankings (2020)
|Off. Points per Game (Rank)||26.0 (12)||19.4 (29)|
|Def. Points per Game (Rank)||19.5 (3)||26.5 (22)|
|Off. Yards per Play (Rank)||5.1 (26)||4.9 (30)|
|Def. Yards per Play (Rank)||4.9 (2)||6.1 (27)|
|Turnovers Allowed (Rank)||18 (9)||24 (24)|
|Turnovers Forced (Rank)||27 (2)||17 (27)|
Steelers Betting Insights
- Pittsburgh beat the spread 10 times in 16 games last season.
- The Steelers’ ATS record as 2.5-point favorites or more was 6-6 last season.
- Pittsburgh had eight of its 16 games go over the point total last year.
- In 13 games last season, Pittsburgh and its opponent combined for more than 42 points.
- The point total average for Steelers games last season was 44.9, 2.9 more points than the over/under for this matchup.
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Bengals Betting Insights
- Cincinnati covered the spread nine times in 16 games last season.
- The Bengals went 8-6 as underdogs of 2.5 points or greater last season.
- Out of 16 Cincinnati games last season, eight went over the total.
- There were nine Cincinnati games last year with more than 42 points scored.
- Last season, Bengals games resulted in an average scoring total of 45.8, which is 3.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
Steelers Players to Watch
- Last season Ben Roethlisberger put together 3,803 yards (237.7 per game), a 65.6% completion percentage, 33 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions.
- Benny Snell Jr. churned out 368 rushing yards (23.0 per game) and four touchdowns last season.
- Kalen Ballage collected 303 rushing yards on 91 carries and three touchdowns last season.
- Diontae Johnson reeled in 88 catches for 923 yards (57.7 per game) while being targeted 144 times. He also scored seven touchdowns.
- Chase Claypool tacked on 873 yards on 62 grabs with nine touchdowns. He was targeted 109 times, and averaged 54.6 receiving yards per game.
- JuJu Smith-Schuster reeled in 97 passes on 128 targets for 831 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 51.9 receiving yards per game.
- Last season T.J. Watt amassed 15.0 sacks, 26.0 TFL, 63 tackles, and one interception.
- Joe Schobert was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 198 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and three interceptions last year.
- Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted four passes last year while also totaling 98 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended.
Bengals Players to Watch
- Joe Burrow completed 65.3% of his passes to throw for 2,688 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Burrow also helped on the ground, collecting three touchdowns on 14.2 yards per game.
- Joe Mixon averaged 47.6 rushing yards per game and accumulated three rushing touchdowns. Mixon added 3.5 receptions per game to average 15.3 receiving yards.
- Last season Samaje Perine rushed for 301 yards. He also scored three total touchdowns.
- Tee Higgins averaged 56.8 receiving yards and collected six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2020 season.
- Tyler Boyd caught 79 passes last season on his way to 841 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
- Drew Sample averaged 21.8 receiving yards per game on 3.3 targets per game a season ago.
- Last year Trey Hendrickson collected 13.5 sacks, 13.5 TFL and 28 tackles.
- Vonn Bell had an impressive defensive performance last season with 161 tackles and 4.0 TFL.
- Jessie Bates III racked up three interceptions in addition to 140 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 15 passes defended a year ago.
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