Cincinnati Bengals: 3 best prop bets for week 12 vs Steelers

Najee Harris (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Najee Harris (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers in what will be the second meeting between these two in the 2021 season. The Bengals are 6-4 and sitting in second place in the division and a No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs while Pittsburgh is 5-4-1, third in the division, and on the outside of the playoffs looking in longingly.

If Cincinnati is able to win this game, it’ll be the first time they’ve swept the Steelers in a season since 2009 and the first time they’ll have won three straight games against them since 1990. That is wild.

With this game having so many massive implications, let’s take a look at three of the best prop bets for Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh. All odds are courtesy of WynnBET.

Best Prop Bets for Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12

1. Joe Mixon Total Yards from Scrimmage (90.5)

Over the past few weeks, one thing has been consistent for the Bengals and it’s that Joe Mixon can make the most of his touches whether carrying the pigskin or catching it. While last week he did all of his damage on the ground, 90.5 total yards seems low for him considering how big he is in this offense.

Zac Taylor loves using Mixon both as a runner and as a pass-catcher. The Steelers might be tough to run on but there’s no reason Joe Burrow won’t be looking Mixon’s way for a quick dump-off.

Prediction — Over (-110)

2. Najee Harris Carries (16.5)

The Steelers spent a first-round pick on Najee Harris and a lot of people laughed at them for that. While taking a running back in the first round is still pretty stupid, Harris has been good and definitely makes the Steelers’ offense better.

Aside from last week’s loss to the Chargers where the two teams went back and forth on the scoreboard, Harris has had well over 16.5 carries, which is why this feels like an easy ‘over’. Heck, before the loss to LA, Harris had over 20 carries in five straight games.

Prediction — Over (-125)

3. Ja’Marr Chase Receptions (4.5)

Joe Burrow depends on Ja’Marr Chase. Sometimes, he depends on his former college teammate way too much. Last week against the Raiders, however, we saw Burrow spread the football around more with Chase only grabbing three passes.

Defenses are starting to account for Chase way more, which not only makes things more difficult for him in the receiving game, but makes it easier for Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, C.J. Uzomah, and other weapons on the offense to do damage. Betting the under on anything with Chase is risky but it feels like the better option here this week.

Prediction — Under (+130)

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