NFL Week 10 2011: Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers

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Thu, 2011-11-10 15:44 -- TheFootballLines

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL week 10 in a game which has vital tiebreaker importance. The Latest NFL Point Spread has the Steelers as -3 favorites, which is where the line opened. The over under total is at o/u 41.5 after opening at 42 and the current money line odds are Pittsburgh -180 (1.56) and Cincinnati +162 (2.62). The Steelers are coming off their home loss and series sweep to Baltimore (20-23) while the Bengals had a road win over the Titans (24-17).

Most talk when it comes to the AFC North usually involves the Steelers and Ravens however with their 6-2 straight up record to date the Bengals are attracting more attention and deservedly so. In NFL wagering markets this season the Bengals are 7-1 against the closing point spread, 6-2 in over under totals and betting $100 on them each week on the money line odds would have produced a profit of +$530.

The Steelers will be looking to get back to their winning ways before the their bye next week. Their straight up record stands at 6-3 while in the betting results they are 4-5 ATS, 5-4 over/under and -$31 on the money line odds for $100 bets each week.

Both teams have been pretty solid in defense with the Bengals allowing an average of 17.5 points per game and the Steelers 18 ppg. On offense the Bengals are averaging 24.33 points per game to the Steelers 21.76 giving Cincinnati a point's differential of +6.88 to Pittsburghs +3.78. Home and road records see the Bengals at 2-1 at home and the Steelers are 2-2 on the road.

Cincinnati have won their last 5 straight up and while they will play 5 of their last 8 games at home it won't be an easy run home by any means. They have two games against the Ravens and two against the Steelers out of the last 8 games, with their other opponents being the Browns, Texans, Rams and Cardinals. The Steelers on the other hand will have the bye next week and meet the Chiefs on the road in week 12. Their last 5 games are against the Bengals, Browns, 49ers, Rams and Browns again.

The verdict -'s numbers are showing value on the Bengals. We have taken them on the moneyline and against the point spread +3, with no play on the over under.