Expert sports picks against the spread previews Sunday Night Football Bengals vs. Steelers. Real-time odds point spread on this game from Vegas sportsbooks has Cincinnati (-2.5) and 43.
Of the two teams, the top offense based on rushing yards per attempt is Cincinnati by .4. Insofar as passing yards per reception (different than passing yards per attempt), Vegas experts edge belongs to the Bengals by .5. Yards per point judges the better team on offense as Cincinnati by 1.0.
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Defense who is better at stopping the run? Founded on yards per pass attempt it is Cincinnati by .3. Based upon yards per reception, defensively better at stopping the passing game manifests to be Bengals by 1.4. Last and most definitely not least is yards per point gauging the superior defensive team as Cincinnati by 2.8. Turnover statistical supremacy is Cincinnati by three.
Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.