2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Win Total Predictions

The NFL season could not get here soon enough, especially for the Pittsburgh Steelers and their rabid fans. The Steelers have one of the most loyal fan bases in the National Football League. They are a successful franchise and they have been one of the best teams in the league for decades. Will they finally be able to take the next step and defeat the New England Patriots this season? Here is a look at the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers win total predictions.

2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Odds and Win Total

The odds for the Steelers and the upcoming season are out and everything points to a great season for the black and gold. According to the top rated NFL sports betting site, MyBookie.ag, the Steelers are favorites to win the AFC North (-150). This is really not a reach considering they share the division with the Browns, Ravens and Bengals. The Steelers win total over/under for this year is 10.5. It gets better on the football odds board for the Steelers.

2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Odds

According to the odds at Sportsbetting.ag the Steelers are a lock to make the playoffs (-360). They are also (+600) to win the AFC only behind the Patriots (+220). The odds to win the Super Bowl for the Steelers are (+1200) which is behind the Patriots (+325), Cowboys (+900), Seahawks (+1000), Falcons (+1000), Packers (+1000) and the Raiders (+1000).  Now that we know about the odds, what about the team?

Steelers Awesome O-Line

When it comes to spotting good NFL teams it all starts up front with the offensive line. According to Pro Football Focus, the Philadelphia Eagles have the best offensive line which could make them a surprise contender this season. The Steelers are the third ranked offensive line and as the Steelers Depot points out, the Steelers are ranked as the second-best pass-blocking offensive line in the league. Since the offensive line is still intact this season there is every reason to believe that this high-octane offense will be putting up points once again.

Beautiful Big Ben

For the offense it is all about Big Ben. Although he is often overshadowed by Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, he is a lock for the Hall Of Fame. He will have a full arsenal of weapons for this season. Receiver Martavis Bryant is back after his suspension and is looking to regain his form. He will blossom alongside Antonio Brown who is considered by many to be one of the best pass catchers in the league. Le’Veon Bell is a monster out of the backfield and if he can play in every game this season, this offense will be unstoppable. If the Steelers have a weakness it won’t be on offense.

2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Win Total Predictions

2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Win Total Predictions

Pulling back the Steel Curtain

The Steelers defense is starting to run heads again. If they can remain healthy they should be one of the better units in the AFC. They have a solid linebacker core that includes standout players like Ryan Shazier and Bud Dupreee. Of course we cannot forget James Harrison who nabbed five sacks a year ago and is looking younger every year.

Scouting the Schedule

When predicting win totals, the schedule plays a big role in the process. The Steelers start off with three of the first four games on the road. If they can start off by stringing some wins together they could easily eclipse the win total of 10.5.

2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Win Total Predictions

The Steelers have five prime time games and they will also be playing on Christmas day. They have some very winnable games against the Browns and the Bears. Even if they split with the Ravens and lose to the Patriots they should easily get 11 wins on the season.

Steelers Over 10.5 wins