Steelers Vs Bengals: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 3

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 26, 2021

AFC North foes will do battle in Week 3 when the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) battle the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1). The Steelers (-2.5) welcome the Bengals (+125 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 42 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

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Steelers vs Bengals
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)

Steelers Bengals
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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