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Steelers vs. Bengals odds, picks, line, how to watch, live stream: Model reveals 2022 Week 1 NFL predictions

TV channel, NFL best bets, picks for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on CBS and Paramount+

An AFC North rivalry will renew on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Paul Brown Stadium to face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. The Bengals made a surprising run to the Super Bowl last season, and they're among the favorites to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LVII in February. The Steelers, meanwhile, are considered longshots to lift the Lombardi Trophy even though they've won it six times in franchise history. You can stream the game in select markets on Paramount+.

Kickoff for Steelers vs. Bengals is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Caesars Sportsbook lists Cincinnati as a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Steelers odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 44.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Steelers vs. Bengals
  • Steelers vs. Bengals date: Sunday, Sept. 11
  • Steelers vs. Bengals time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Steelers vs. Bengals TV: CBS 
  • Steelers vs. Bengals streaming: Paramount+
Week 1 NFL picks for Bengals vs. Steelers

Before tuning into Sunday's Steelers vs. Bengals game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 138-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. Amazingly, it hasn't missed a top-rated pick since Week 15 of last season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

For Steelers vs. Bengals, the model is backing the Over (44.5) to hit with ease. Cincinnati scored over 40 points in three of its final five games against AFC North opponents last season, which included a 41-10 drubbing of the Steelers. In that lopsided victory, Bengals running back Joe Mixon racked up 165 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 5.9 yards per carry.

Pittsburgh's defense gave up 146.1 rushing yards per game last season, which ranked dead-last in the NFL. The Bengals averaged 27.1 points per game a season ago, the seventh-best mark in the league. Plus, the total has gone Over in four of Cincinnati's last five games against AFC North opponents. SportsLine's model is projecting these two teams will combine for 48 points on Sunday, helping the Over hit in well over 50% of simulations.

How to watch, live stream the NFL on CBS

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