Analysis: Pittsburgh just couldn't close the deal versus the Dallas Cowboys in Texas last Sunday. Pittsburgh has actually gone 1 and 4 straight up and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 games. The Steelers just aren't the same team that they were last season.
It's going to be hard for Pittsburgh to have success versus the Bengals suddenly shut down offensive line. Big Ben is mobile, but Cincy's defense has been on a tear. The only team to score 20 points on them in the past 6 games was the Cowboys.
The Bengals' D held the Giants to 13, Oakland to 10, San Diego to 13 and Philadelphia to 13 in 4 out of those last 6 games. Cincinnati is 5 and 2 straight up and 5 and 2 ATS since their bye week.
The Bengals are the pick.
Free Football Picks Cincinnati Bengals +4.5
Check out Our Handicappers All Monitored Plays