The battle for the AFC North’s top seed is still up for grabs when Big Ben, Troy Polamalu and the Pittsburgh Steelers head to Cincinnati to face bitter rivals Andy Dalton, AJ Green and the Bengals in a crucial matchup that will have both cities hypnotized.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 2, 2014
The Bengals are 3.5 point home favorites against the Steelers in the week 14 NFL betting spread, and the total is currently at 47 points.
Matchup: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Dec. 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Pittsburgh Vs Cincinnati
Point Spread: Bengals -3.5
Game Total: 51
Analyzing The Week 14 NFL Betting Spread – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 7-5 after letting one slip by last week losing at home 35-32 to the New Orleans Saints, a team that every other AFC North squad has beaten.
Pittsburgh has the 4th best passing offense in the NFL and the 11th best rushing unit, scoring 26.7 points per game. QB Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 3705 yards this season with 26 TDs & 8 INTs with a 101.7 passer rating. WR Antonio Brown is one of the tops in the league with 96 receptions, 1258 yards & 11 TDs this season. RB Le’Veon Bell averages 4.8 yards per carry with 1046 yards & 3 TDs.
Pittsburgh’s defense allowed 393 yards from the New Orleans Saints last week and was unable to force a single turnover in the game. They have the 12th best total defense, allowing 347.9 yards and 24.8 points per game.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 2, 2014
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the AFC North with an 8-3-1 record after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-13 last week on an error by Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. QB Andy Dalton completed 19 of his 27 passes for 176 yards, 1 TD & 3 INTs in that game bringing his season total to 2589 yards, 13 TDs & 13 INTs with a 81.2 passer rating. WR A.J. Green has returned to form after dealing with turf toe and has a season total of 686 yards & 5 TDs. RB Jeremy Hill now leads the team with 683 rushing yards & 6 TDs in 144 attempts. The Bengals offense is ranked 18th averaging 343.6 yards and 21.7 points per game.
— Kevin Huber (@khuber10) December 1, 2014
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has a 7-16 record against the Steelers since he took over the team in 2003. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is 11-3 since 2007 when he became the coach in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on field turf and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog of 0.5-3.5 points.
The Bengals are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss, 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in December, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a home favorite, and 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 games on field turf.