Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football: Early Spread and Betting Trends December 21, 2020

Written by on December 15, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1) have an expected difficult fight to stop their five-game losing streak as they are huge 13.0-point underdogs against the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Paul Brown Stadium. The point total is set at 40.5 for the outing.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Monday, December 21, 2020
  • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
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Betting Information

Steelers vs Bengals Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Steelers -13.0 105 -125 40.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

Steelers Betting Insights

  • Pittsburgh has put together an 8-5 record against the spread this season.
  • The Steelers are just 0-1 ATS when favored by at least 13.0 points.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone under the point total in seven out of 13 outings this season (53.8%).
  • The Steelers average points scored this season (26.8) and the Bengals points allowed (26) are within 0.8 points of each other.
  • In games where Pittsburgh score at least 26.8 points this season, they are 7-0 overall and 7-0 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows 26 points or fewer this year, the Bengals have pieced together a 2-4-1 overall record and a 4-3 record against the spread.
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Bengals Betting Insights

  • Most of Cincinnati’s games this year — seven out of 13 — have failed to go over the point total (53.8%).
  • Cincinnati has a 7-6 record against the spread.
  • The Steelers defense has allowed 18.2 points per game this season, about the same amount as the 18.8 the Bengals have scored.
  • In games where Cincinnati scores at least 18.8 points this season, they are 2-3-1 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 overall and 4-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 18.2 points.
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Computer Picks

Computer picks for Steelers vs Bengals
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Steelers (-13) Over (40.5) Steelers 31 Bengals 14

Total Facts

  • The Steelers and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s point total (40.5 points) in 76.9% of their games this season (10 of 13 opportunities).
  • The Bengals have played in seven games this year (out of 13 total matchups — 53.8% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 40.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 5.1 more points per game (45.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 40.5 points.
  • The Steelers and the Bengals have seen their opponents average a combined 3.7 more points per game than the over/under of 40.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average point total in Steelers games this season is 4.6 more points than the over/under of 40.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Bengals this season is 4.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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Steelers vs Bengals: Last 5 Meetings

In the last five matchups between these two teams, Pittsburgh holds a 5-0 advantage over Cincinnati. The Steelers are 3-0 against the spread in those games against the Bengals. Pittsburgh has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, totaling 123 points while Cincinnati notched 57.

Steelers vs Bengals: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/15/2020 Steelers Steelers -6.50 45.50 -295 +255 377-324 PIT 36-10 PIT
11/24/2019 Steelers Bengals -6 37 -250 +215 339-244 PIT 16-10 PIT
9/30/2019 Steelers Steelers -3.5 45 -182 +160 326-175 PIT 27-3 PIT
12/30/2018 N/A Steelers N/A N/A N/A N/A 343-196 PIT 16-13 PIT
10/14/2018 N/A Bengals N/A N/A N/A N/A 481-275 PIT 28-21 PIT

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • Pittsburgh has gone 0-3 against the spread and 1-2 overall over the last three contests.
  • Pittsburgh has hit under the total three times in their last three games.
  • The Steelers average total over the last three games is 2.5 points fewer than the 40.5 over/under given for this matchup.
  • Cincinnati has struggled to cover lately, going 1-2 against the spread and 0-3 straight up in their last three outcomes.
  • The under has been familiar to Cincinnati. They have failed to reach the total three times in their last three outcomes.
  • The Bengals total over the last three games is 7.5 points fewer than the 40.5 total listed for this matchup.

Injury Report

Steelers: CB Joe Haden: Questionable (Concussion), ILB Vince Williams: Out (Illness), OT Matt Feiler: Out (Pectoral), OLB Bud Dupree: Out (Knee (acl)), OT Zach Banner: Out (Torn Acl), RB Trey Edmunds: Out (Hamstring), ILB Robert Spillane: Out (Knee), TE Zach Gentry: Out (Knee), ILB Devin Bush: Out (Acl), OL Kevin Dotson: Questionable (Pectoral)

Bengals: SS Shawn Williams: Out (Suspended), TE C.J. Uzomah: Out (Torn Achilles), NT D.J. Reader: Out (Quadricep), QB Brandon Allen: Questionable (Leg), RB Joe Mixon: Out (Foot), WR John Ross III: Out (Foot), FS Brandon Wilson: Questionable (Groin), WR Auden Tate: Out (Shoulder), CB Tony Brown: Out (Hamstring), OT Jonah Williams: Out (Knee), NT Renell Wren: Out (Quadriceps), DE Amani Bledsoe: Out (Illness), QB Joe Burrow: Out (Knee (acl) (mcl)), LB Logan Wilson: Questionable (Foot)

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