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Steelers open as 3-point underdogs versus Bengals in Week 6

Pittsburgh looks set to be underdogs for the first time this year after the opening line for their Week-6 game with the Cincinnati Bengals gave them a 3-point deficit.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be coming off of their most convincing win of 2018, but that is still not enough to prevent them from being underdogs for the first time this season in their matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6, according to Las Vegas.

While an opening line of 3-points has made the Bengals marginal favorites for the game, the line began to fall almost the second it was posted, with most bookmakers currently offering no higher than 2.5-points. Given the Steelers’ recent record in Cincinnati and their overall dominance of the series as of late, it should be expected that this line will continue to drop.

Pittsburgh has won its last six in a row against the Bengals and nine of their last 10, with their last defeat coming in 2015. The Steelers also are 10-2 versus Cincinnati in Paul Brown Stadium since Mike Tomlin took charge of the team in 2007, their home away from home.

An initial totals position of 54.5 is still widely available at the time of this writing, and there shouldn’t be too much movement in the coming days. Pittsburgh scoring 41 points on Sunday seems to have done little to convince gamblers that the under is a good bet.

The early moneyline price of +106 to -125 has already seen some action on the Bengals, and the best price currently on offer is +120 to -140. One to watch as it gets closer to game day, but possibly some real value for those looking to back the Steelers this weekend.

Pittsburgh is 2-3 against the spread so far this year and 3-1-1 versus the over.