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Bengals vs Steelers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week Week 3

by Allyson ParkSeptember 23, 2021
  • This is a tough game to predict
  • Both teams look inconsistent
  • Low-scoring game?

In the third week of the NFL regular season, the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, with kickoff set for Sunday at 1pm EST.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: CIN +3 (-105) | PIT -3 (-115)
  • MoneyLine: CIN (+150) | PIT (-170)
  • Total: 43.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)

All odds listed are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bengals vs Steelers Prediction: Spread

This is definitely going to be a hard game to predict and bet on, but judging from the shakiness of the Steelers as of late, I think that the Bengals will be the one to win and cover the spread for this Week 3 game. It’ll definitely be close.

  • Free Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals +3

Bengals vs Steelers Prediction: MoneyLine

This game is a really hard one to predict since both teams have put up very inconsistent and confusing performances in the first two weeks of this regular season.

Even though they ended up winning, the Bengals blew what should have been a more-than-comfortable win against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, but they ended up going into overtime, winning by a field goal. This past Sunday, they lost by a field goal in an exciting game against the Chicago Bears.

On the Pittsburgh side, fans got excited when they defeated the Buffalo Bills 23-16 in Week 1. However, after a short rest period, they lost to the Las Vegas Raiders 26-17 in a disappointingly lukewarm performance.

When it comes down to it, this game is incredibly difficult to predict because we don’t know which Bengals team and which Steelers team we’ll be getting in this Week 3 matchup.

Pittsburgh has been struggling offensively all around, especially with their running game. Their offense might be in even more trouble, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not practice on Wednesday. Apparently, he injured his left pectoral muscle in their last game against the Las Vegas Raiders, and it’s possible that he may not be able to play this week. If Roethlisberger is unable to play, the Steelers offense is going to be in major trouble.

The Bengals haven’t exactly been performing top-notch offensively either, but they haven’t necessary been as inconsistent as the Steelers. Joe Burrow threw three interceptions, but the Bengals still only lost by three points. Even though it’s a hard game to bet on, I’d bet on the Bengals to scrape a win in this game that could go either way.

  • Free Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals +3

Bengals vs Steelers Prediction: Total

The total for this game is currently set at 43 points. Since both the Steelers and the Bengals have been struggling offensively, I think that this will be a relatively low-scoring game. I would bet the under for this game.

  • Free Prediction: Under -110

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About The Author
Allyson Park
Allyson Park is a sports writer and media content creator at Knup Solutions. She covers a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is currently a student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. Her favorite sports to watch are NFL football and women's soccer. After graduating, she hopes to enter the sports journalism industry and provide a unique angle and perspective on sports as a woman of color.