Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers odds, picks and predictions: Player prop bets
The Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) Sunday in an AFC North rivalry game. Kickoff from Heinz Field is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Bengals at Steelers prop bet odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets.
It's been an interesting first couple of weeks for both organizations.
The Bengals defeated the Minnesota Vikings in a thrilling overtime game to start the season then lost 20-17 at the Chicago Bears in Week 2. QB Joe Burrow looked iffy, throwing 3 interceptions.
The Steelers won their first game on the road against the Buffalo Bills, then returned home and lost to a Josh Jacobs-less Las Vegas Raiders. They have struggled to figure anything out offensively, a major point of discussion entering Week 3.
Bengals at Steelers prop bet picks and predictions
Bengals QB Joe Burrow OVER 1.5 TDs (-109)
The Steelers won't have potential Defensive Player of the Year TJ Watt for this match-up, and that's a blessing for Burrow.
He still had 2 touchdowns despite his 3 interceptions last week, and he tossed 3 touchdowns in Week 1. Two touchdowns at this price against a team without their top defensive player is good value.
The Steelers allowed QB Derek Carr to shred their defense. Without Watt, Burrow could do the same.
Bengals RB Joe Mixon OVER 67.5 Rushing Yards (-112)
Again, Watt's absence will be huge.
The Steelers were the best team defensively through 11 games last season, and have taken on RBs Devin Singletary and Kenyan Drake to start the year. They gave up over 70 yards to the former.
With Mixon likely being force-fed as much as he can handle, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to top 67. He had the second-most rushing yards coming into Week 2 and has averaged 4.0 yards per carry.
He should see north of 15 carries as the Bengals have looked to protect Burrow by opening up both their games with a run-heavy scheme.
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Steelers WR Chase Claypool OVER 63.5 Receiving Yards (-114)
The struggling Steelers will have to abandon trying to force RB Najee Harris' involvement if the Bengals get out in front. Claypool should be involved even if the Steelers steamroll out of the gate.
As they saw with WR Anthony Miller last week and WR Adam Thielen to start the season, the Bengals have struggled with the opponent's WR2. There is an immense benefit to whoever doesn't have CB Chidobe Awuzie on them.
If that's Claypool, this prop should be easy for him to achieve.
He had 5 targets to start the season and was more involved with 9 last week. Claypool could hit double digits, especially with WR Diontae Johnson ruled out as well. Johnson had 22 targets through the first two games.
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