Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers November 20 Betting Preview

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers November 20 Betting Preview

Sam Frohman
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The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon in a Week 11 matchup at 4:25 p.m. The Bengals are a solid 5-4 this season compared to the Steelers, who have struggled at 3-6. Despite the better record, the Bengals are 0-3 in the division, which includes a loss at home to Pittsburgh in Week 1 of the season.

Cincinnati is coming off a bye week this past week but had a great showing against the Carolina Panthers in the week prior, where they doubled them up with a score of 42-21. 

Joe Mixon had an amazing game, with four touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Joe Burrow’s lone passing touchdown was to Mixon, but also added one on the ground.

The Steelers faced the New Orleans Saints last week and were able to come away with a 20-10 win at home. 

After a scoreless third quarter, the Steelers were able to outscore the Saints 10-0 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Kenny Pickett and George Pickens picked up the two touchdowns for the Steelers.

Let’s look ahead at this divisional AFC North matchups between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Odds

The Bengals are four-point favorites on the road with odds of (-110) at that spread. The Steelers have the same odds of (-110) to cover the four-point spread. For the moneyline, the Bengals have odds of (-205), and the Steelers have odds of (+165) to win. The over/under for the game is set at 41.

Keys To The Game

The first game of the season between these two teams went into overtime, where Pittsburgh came away with the win with a game-winning field goal. 

Joe Burrow threw a career-high four interceptions in this game which is what makes him the key to this game. If the Bengals were somehow able to bring this game to overtime after his four interceptions, his play will be the X-factor.

Burrow ranks fourth in total yards this season with 2,535 and tied for third with total touchdowns with 18. Despite his Week 1 performance, Burrow has managed to only throw two interceptions in his next eight games. If he is able to play more similarly to how he has been the rest of the season, then this should help the Bengals immensely.

Kenny Pickett will be the key for the Steelers because the Bengals faced Mitch Trubisky in Week 1, who has been demoted since. 

The rookie has struggled greatly this season and is in the bottom part of the rankings in most of his major stats. In comparison to Burrow, despite playing four less games, he has thrown two more interceptions. 

Pickett needs to protect the ball to give the Steelers the chance to pull off the upset and take the season series.

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