NFL Free Pick Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction Odds Preview 1-9-2016

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to the road to battle the Cincinnati Bengals an AFC Wildcards in an NFL pro football game set for Saturday January 9th.

Start Time: 8:15PM ET

Location: Cincinnati


Point Spread Odds: Steelers -2 1/2 points

Over Under Total: 46 points

Money Line: Steelers -140 odds and Bengals +120 odds

Notes: The teams split their two regular season games this year all winning on the road. Pittsburgh moves to 10-6 on the campaign with the 28-12 road victory to the Cleveland Browns as a -13 point betting favorite. The total finished at under 47 points. Steelers offense put up 379 yards with 30 running on 19 carries. Ben Roethlisberger hit on 24 of 36 passes for 349 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. They were 3 of 4 inside the red zone and had a +1 turnover margin despite three miscues. Pittsburgh allowed 263 yards to the Cleveland offense with 240 yards passing with two picks to Austin Davis. The Steelers are number three in the NFL in total offense by averaging 395 yards per game.

Cincinnati improved to 12-4 following the 24-16 home victory to the Baltimore Ravens as a -10 point wagering favorite. The total went under 40 ½ points. Bengals put up 292 offensive yards with 145 running on 27 carries. A.J. McCarron hit on 17 of 27 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Jeremy Hill ran for 96 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. Defensively Cincinnati allowed 341 yards to the Baltimore offense with 292 yards passing with a touchdown and two picks to Ryan Mallett. The team is second in the NFL in scoring defense by allowing 17.4 points per game.