Monday Night Football: Bengals Vs. Steelers

Published December 21, 2020 by Sol FH

Monday Night Football: Bengals Vs. Steelers

It's NFL Prime Time as the grande finale of Week 15 kicks-off at 1:15 GMT at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals have had a terrible season. Cincinnati is 2-10-1 and is on a 5-game losing streak including a 30-7 thrashing by the Cowboys last week. The Bengals were out of playoff contention a few weeks ago, while the rest of the AFC North, including their opponents tonight, have flourished. The Bengals are now with their third starting QB this season as the wheels are seemingly coming off even more from week to week. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the division with a record of 11-2. They have lost two games in-a-row, last week to the Buffalo Bills 26-15 and the week before to the Washington Football Team 23-17. Still, the Steelers are the number 2 seed in the AFC, only behind the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers have clinched the Wild Card and could lock up a division win with a win tonight. 

Keys to Victory

If there was ever a week for the Steelers to push the run game, it’s this one. Cincinnati has one of the league's worst run-defenses, allowing the eighth-most rushing yards per game of any team in the NFL. However, James Conner is questionable, the run game might still be stuck. Through the air, the Steelers' receivers must stop this dropped-pass habit and with a full week of practice with no COVID distractions, we should see improvement. 

Monday Night Odds

At bet365 Sports, punters will be able to find competitive odds ahead of tonight's game. The odds are stacked against the Bengals who are at 8.00 to win. The Steelers are serious favorites at 1.09. Over/Under odds are at 1.90 with Steelers on the Over at 40.0 and the Bengals on the Under. Throughout the game, bet365 Sports will be presenting live in-play odds for players that want to try an interactive experience. 

The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing on December 21, 9:00 GMT.

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