The Steelers have opened as nine-point favorites for Sunday’s home game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to odds.
Pittsburgh is 8-0 this season after Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, with four wins at Heinz Field and four on the road after sweeping a three-game road swing over the last three weeks.
The Bengals are 2-5-1 coming out of their bye week and following a Week 8 upset of the Tennessee Titans. Cincinnati has also defeated Jacksonville this season, while tying Philadelphia and losing to the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns twice.
The Steelers are 6-2 against the spread this season after failing to cover the 14-point margin against the Cowboys. The Steelers have covered the line as favorites four of six times and have twice won outright as underdogs. The nine-point margin will be the second-largest spread for a Steelers game this season. They covered 7.5 by beating Philadelphia by nine points earlier this season.
Cincinnati is 6-2 against the spread this season. The Bengals have covered the line four times as an underdog and one one game outright. The covered the lone time they were favored in a win over Jacksonville. This will also be the second-largest line the Bengals been involved with this season. They failed to cover 12.5 in a 27-3 loss to Baltimore on Oct. 11.
A total bet for Sunday’s game at Heinz Field has not yet been announced.