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What’s Going On?

Bengals fans, coming off a 10-7 season both straight up and against the spread have had to take it from Steeler fans for years. Pittsburgh, finishing last year 9-7-1 (8-9 ATS) has won two of every three games played in the series including an 18-3 run during the 2010s. Seems like the tables, as they say, may have turned. You’re getting one of the best matchups from a division that has turned out a few of them over the years.

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Why Should You Care?

Division games are sometimes the easiest to handicap. These teams play each other at least twice in the regular season and have multiple games against common opponents. The retirement of Big Ben means it’s a new era in Pittsburgh and the Bengals just made it to the last game of the year. These teams don’t like each other and from a fan’s standpoint, isn’t that beautiful?

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Will The Steelers Quarterback Situation Stabilize Any Time Soon?

Whether you’re a fan of the recently gone Steeler play caller or not it’s fair to say replacing him won’t be easy. They have a couple of guys that have been around the league a while and a rookie that didn’t even have to move cities when he went pro. That mediocre last season got them a playoff berth, but the offense will have to improve to win again. Last year they scored 27 or less in 14 of their games.

In the last three of this series, the Steelers are 0-3 both straight up and ATS and have been outscored 92-37. Looking at the last two season openers gets you two ATS wins with a 23-16 victory at the Bills and the year before that 26-16 at the Giants.

How Do The Bengals Handle A Season When They’re No Longer Upstarts?

Every team on the Cincinnati Bengals schedule knows they’re in a ball game that week. There were some years when that wasn’t the case. Two years ago, they started the season against the Chargers and pushed in a 16-13 final. Last season they opened against the Vikings and won 27-24 getting three. They went 5-3 at home last season after going 6-2 the previous campaign.

Cincinnati finished the regular season on a four-game streak of covering against the spread and were getting points in three of them. In the first eight games of last season, they scored 24 or more.in seven of them. The last six regular season games at home had five overs and a push. Part of the reason was opponents scored 21 or more in nine of the last ten at Highmark Stadium.

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Quarterback is the most important position in football and these two teams have totally different position rooms. One is full of guys that think they should be the starter and the other has Joe Burrow. Traditionally, this has been the toughest division when betting against the spread. They all beat each other consistently and the games are usually close. Laying -270 doesn’t seem like an option. Buying points will only get you so far so use that Caesars “Up to $1,250 special to lay the points with the Bengals.

Written by Chas Filardi, our US sports betting industry expert.