Last week was a tough situation for a quarterback getting his first NFL start. Traveling across the country against a team who has not lost a game is not the game of choice for most when envisioning Mason Rudolph’s starting debut. But for Week 4, the Steelers return home and for the first time in 2019 will face a team that is also lost a game. With the Steelers and Bengals both sitting zero 0-3, this is a season-defining game for both teams.
When it comes to the betting lines for Monday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com.
Game Info: Week 4
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:15 PM
Betting line: -4
Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (W) 17-13 vs Bengals
Win streak: 8 games PIT
Last 3 Meetings: PIT 3 - 0 CIN
Last 10 Meetings: PIT 9 - 1 CIN
The opening line on the game was -9 when the schedule was released in April. While Cincinnati starting the season 0-3 may not be a surprise to many, the Steelers being 0-3 has made the line move in the direction f the Bengals. Of course Ben Roethlisberger’s injury was a big factor when determining the odds as well.
Being the favored on Monday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -205 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of about 1/2 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the 49ers would have a payout of $30 ($10 plus the original $20 bet). The Bengals have a current moneyline of +175, or 7/4 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Cincinnati to win straight up would have a payout of $55 ($35 pus the original $20 bet) .
According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games and the total has gone UNDER in five of their last seven games. The Steelers also are 14-1-1 straight up in their last 16 games against the AFC North and the total has gone UNDER in five of Pittsburgh’s last seven games against .
If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 50/1 to 250/1. They also have varying odds to win the AFC Championship from 25/1 odds to 66/1. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are at 13/2 odds and they are projected to place third the AFC North. Both Baltimore and Cleveland have better odds to win the division while Cincinnati is still the biggest long shot to win the AFC North at 40/1.