Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals 11-26-23 NFL Week 12 Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals 11/26/23 – As Week 12 of NFL action advances, Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) and Cincinnati Bengals (5-5) will meet up in an eagerly anticipated clash at Paycor Stadium and broadcast on CBS on Sunday afternoon. Both teams possessing near-equal records make this game both thrilling and strategic; thus making free NFL picks available online an appealing proposition.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Date & Time: Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET

Location: Paycor Stadium


Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals 11/26/23 Betting Odds

Steelers-115-1 (-110)34 over (-115)
Bengals-105+1 (-110)34 under (-105)

Pittsburgh Steelers Analysis

Kenny Pickett has led the Pittsburgh Steelers offense with great potential and areas that need improvement. With 60.5% completion rates and an average 6.1 yard per attempt pass attempt ratio, his conservative passing game requires more daring and precision to maximize scoring opportunities. As noted earlier, the offensive line’s inability to protect Pickett has resulted in 21 sacks for him, posing another significant concern. Najee Harris has played an instrumental role in running back, with 499 yards and three touchdowns so far for them – but for them to truly dominate they need an alternative and more dynamic offensive strategy with dynamic receiving players like George Pickens standing out amongst them all.

Defense has been one of the Steelers’ strengths this season, often keeping them competitive in games. Their strength lies in applying pressure and disrupting opponents’ offensive flows; against teams like Cincinnati’s potency passing attack however, their secondary will come under close examination; especially Ja’Marr Chase who could present trouble for their coverage team. Joe Mixon will test their run defense as well.

Cincinnati Bengals Analysis

Cincinnati’s offense under Joe Burrow‘s direction has been dynamic and versatile. His 66.8% completion rate, 2309 passing yards and 15 touchdowns show his ability to lead an efficient passing attack. However, his 24 sacks highlight an issue in the offensive line that must be addressed against an aggressive defensive team like Pittsburgh. Joe Mixon has provided a balanced attack by running for 605 yards and scoring four touchdowns since joining the Bengals last season. Mixon’s ability to gain consistent yards on the ground is critical in setting up his passing game, while Ja’Marr Chase stands out amongst his receiving corps with 833 reception yards and six touchdowns making him an extremely dangerous threat and potentially decisive factor in this matchup.

On defense, Cincinnati has shown both resilience and room for growth. Their primary challenge will be stopping Pittsburgh’s diverse offense; their defensive line must apply consistent pressure to Kenny Pickett using their opponent’s offensive line issues as leverage; run defense will also play an essential role in stopping Najee Harris who could play an integral part of Pittsburgh’s game plan; while their secondary must not slacken off against deep threat George Pickens or risk becoming vulnerable against an explosive passing game.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Against the Spread

Pittsburgh boasts an impressive record ATS over their last 14 games, going 10-4 against the spread. Unfortunately, however, Cincinnati has caused problems, going 1-4 ATS against them in five of these contests.

Cincinnati has had an impressive four-two record against the spread in their last six games and should play a key role in this matchup due to their impressive home record.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Free Pick

Based on the odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are our picks:

Moneyline: Bengals -105 

The Bengals’ offensive edge and strong home record give them a slight advantage in this matchup.

Spread: Bengals +1 (-110)

With their recent performance against Pittsburgh and home-field advantage, Cincinnati is a good bet to cover.

Total: 34 under (-105)

Given both teams’ trends and defensive capabilities, a lower-scoring game is likely.

Predicted Score: Cincinnati Bengals 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 16 

Conclusion: In general, it seems prudent to go with an under on total when taking into account both teams’ defensive strengths and recent trends. This game should be close, hard-fought contest with defense playing an integral part; Canadian betting websites provide valuable guidance when placing bets for NFL Week 12 games like this one.