For a team that has only lost twice to the Cincinnati Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium since 2001, it is perhaps something of a surprise to note the Pittsburgh Steelers are underdogs in Week 6. The last time the Black and Gold lost a game in Cincinnati was 2012 and the Steelers have won their last six in a row against the Bengals regardless of venue.
An opening line of 3-points has been slowly falling throughout the week and while 2-points is the consensus spread at the time of writing, a growing number of sportsbooks have shifted the line to 1.5-points in the last 24 hours or so and it would not be a surprise if the final spread ended up closer to a point come kick off.
The early totals position of 54.5-points has been on the decline over the last few days as well, with 52.5-points now the standard offering with most providers. Depending on your bookmaker, there are a number of prices available for those looking to back either team straight up without the spread. From an initial price of +106 to -125, Pittsburgh can currently be backed at a range of prices from as low as +100 to as high as +115.
According to Oddsshark.com, Pittsburgh is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games and 2-3 on the season. The total has gone over in six of the Steelers last seven games and the under is 1-4 on the year so far. Pittsburgh is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games in Cincinnati.
After successfully highlighting James Conner as our pick for first touchdown scorer in Week 5, we will be sticking with the young running back once again to open the scoring against the Bengals and he should be available at a price of around 6/1 for first game touchdown and around 7/2 for first team touchdown once again this Sunday.