NFL Picks at SM Picks sets up two primetime NFL Matchups, starting with AFC North division rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals meeting on Sunday Night Football at Paul Brown Stadium (8:20 pm ET, NBC).
NFL Odds have the Steelers as a 1-point favorite and the over/under total at 45.
Pittsburgh has dominated the recent head-to-head series, going 8-2 straight up and against the spread in the past two meetings. The Steelers won and covered both meetings last season.
The Steelers (2-3 straight up and 1-4 against the spread) will have had 10 days between games, as they last played on Thursday Night Football last week, losing 26-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans and failing to cover as a 5.5-point road favorites. The Bengals (3-3 SU and 2-3-1 ATS) were dumped 34-24 by the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as road favorites.
Chicago is a 6-point favorite and the over/under total is at 47 in NFL Lines.
Chicago is 7-1 SU in the last 8 meetings overall, and 6-1 straight up in the last 7 meetings at home. The teams split their two meetings last season.
Last week, the Lions (2-3 straight up and 1-4 against the spread) upset Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 and cashed as a 3.5-point road underdog. Chicago (4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS), which had a bye last week, has won three straight. Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games overall, and is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home.