In this article, we’ll provide you with our top football betting picks and advice for the Week 4 NFL Monday night game, tailored for the New Jersey betting market. We study the odds, betting lines, teams, and players to give you our recommended betting picks to beat the bookie!
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5) – O/U: 44
Monday, September 29th, 2019 – 8:15 p.m. EST
MNF Week 4 Betting Pick: Steelers –3.5
Week 4 of the NFL schedule has quite a few solid matchups on the docket that make for several interesting betting opportunities, but one of our top betting picks is for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cover the spread against the Cincinnati Bengals. Let’s dive into the facts and figures below, to learn why this is our top betting tip.
MNF Week 4 Betting Lines Analysis: Bengals at Steelers
The line of -3.5 has stayed the same throughout the week, with 57 percent of public bets on the Bengals/57 percent of money wagered on the Steelers. In addition, the total moved slightly from 43.5 to 44 with 58 percent of public bets/83 percent of money wagered coming in on the over.
Bengals Betting Form
The Bengals’ running game has looked awful early on, gaining only 41.7 yards per game. This is truly disappointing, considering Cincy brought in Zac Taylor to redefine the offense – mainly, the running game. Things will be considerably tougher against a Steelers’ run defense which has underachieved up to this point, and you can’t expect things to stay like this for long for such a historic franchise.
There is some hope for Cincy, though. QB Andy Dalton is moving the ball effectively through the air for 326.3 yards per game. The Steelers’ secondary has struggled mightily in this regard, so if the Bengals get it done that’ll be how.
Steelers Betting Form
QB Mason Rudolph has to steer the ship for the Steelers for the rest of the season. It didn’t get off to a glamorous start for him individually last week, but he did end up throwing for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Pittsburgh did hold the lead late in San Francisco last week. However, a fumble by RB James Conner led to a late score, which ultimately gave them the loss.
If the Steelers get it done on Monday night, they’ll need to play lockdown defense and run the ball effectively. Despite losing QB Ben Roethlisberger for the season, this team does have talent on both sides of the ball and enough guys for this all to work.
MNF Week 4 Betting Pick: Steelers -3.5
It’s about time the Steelers get their first win of the season. In fact, they should be able to take advantage of a Bengals team that is 6-15 in primetime games since Dalton became the QB. Not to mention, Pittsburgh has won eight straight games and 11 of the last 12 against Cincy.
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