The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for their second and possibly final meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 on Monday Night Football, and the Steelers are favored to win the game according to the sports books in Las Vegas.
The opening line on this AFC North grudge-match went anywhere from 7.5 points to a 6.5-point spread, but it seems to have settled on a 6-point spread.
With the Bengals currently at 5-6, Steelers fans will immediately point to Pittsburgh being favored, on the road, against a sub-.500 team and start crying trap game. I’m not sure if a divisional game, especially one with the hatred between the Steelers and Bengals, could be a trap game, but it should be noted the Steelers are 5-0, straight up, in their last 5 games against Cincinnati.
Does this game scare you? Or do you feel the Steelers won’t just win straight up, but will cover the 6-point spread? Pittsburgh has struggled in covering the past few games, not counting the Thursday night win over the Titans in Week 11. But if you think the Steelers will rise up for their second-to-last road trip of the regular season you might want to head to the window quickly before the line changes.
Check out some other odds for big games this week, per OddShark:
New England (-8) at Buffalo
Pittsburgh (-6) at Cincinnati
Philadelphia (-5) at Seattle
Carolina at New Orleans (-4)
Minnesota at Atlanta (-3)
Washington at Dallas (-1)