Bengals Game Sunday: Bengals vs Steelers odds and prediction for NFL Week 3 game
The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-1 on the year and are heading into their first divisional game of the 2021 season, as they’ll head to Pittsburgh for a date with the Steelers, who are also 1-1. In fact, every team in the AFC North is 1-1, making this game very important for the stripes.
We’ve seen the Bengals look like a rollercoaster in their first two games and this isn’t uncommon by any means. We’re only two games into the season and this is the time for teams to figure things out.
Pittsburgh has always had Cincinnati’s number, especially throughout the Ben Roethlisberger era of Steelers football, but the Bengals did manage to win a game against the black and yellow last year. Plus, they did that without Joe Burrow as their quarterback.
Bengals vs Steelers Odds Week 3
The Steelers are three-point favorites, per WynnBET. The moneyline for Cincinnati is +145 and -175 for the Steelers. The total number of points has been set at 43.5.
Bengals vs Steelers Prediction Week 3
There’s no sugarcoating it — The Steelers have beaten the Bengals down over the years. While Pittsburgh’s offense hasn’t looked great through the first two weeks of the season, they have the weapons to terrorize teams if people take them lightly.
While the offense could definitely be dangerous, it’s the Steelers’ defense that makes them such a dangerous team. This is a unit that has recorded a sack in 75 consecutive games and against this Bengals offensive line, it should increase to 76 games in Week 3.
I’d love to pick Cincinnati win this game but on the road against such a ferocious defense won’t be an easy task especially with the conservative play-calling we’ve seen in the first two games of the season.