Pittsburgh Steelers betting preview: Bet on a return to glory!
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the best teams in the National Football League. This is a team that has played in eight Super Bowls and has won six of them. This includes winning four in a six-year span. Lately, the team has had trouble getting by the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, but that is about to change. Our Pittsburgh Steelers betting preview shows that this team is ready for a return to glory!
Big Ben is Back!
One good sign for the Steeler fan base is that Ben Roethlisberger is healthy and will be back under center. Better yet he is relishing the rare role of being the underdog. Last year, without Roethlisberger, the Steelers were No. 30 in total offense, the lowest they have placed ever. Roethlisberger is an upgrade to the quarterback position and will instantly add to what will be a potent offense this season. Ben has a combined record of 63-20-1 against the rest of the AFC North. His leadership and his veteran presence will provide an element that the Steelers were missing last year. A motivated Big Ben is the kind that Steelers fans want to see.
Ben Roethlisberger: “I still want to win Lombardis and I say that with a plural.”
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) August 4, 2020
Betting on Black and Yellow
The Steelers are underrated by the top sportsbooks who posted the win totals and futures odds on Pittsburgh. They are (4-to-1) to win the AFC North, (12-to-1) to win the AFC, and (25-to-1) to win Super Bowl LV. According to the 2020 NFL win totals the Steelers are projected to win 9-9.5 games. Last year the team managed an 8-8 season, mostly carried by an incredible defense.
The defense can get better
The defense last year was incredible. They were among the best in the league against the pass and the run and they were the best in the NFL in turnovers (38). The numbers did not stop there. They led the NFL in sacks (54) and tied for fifth-fewest defensive points allowed per game (18.9). Despite those gaudy numbers defensive coordinator Keith Butler still thinks they can get better.
“Hopefully, we will be better wholly than last year,” Butler said last week.
2020 Steelers schedule
Like any team, the Steelers do have a few hurdles on the 2020 schedule. They play three of the last four games on the road, but overall it looks pretty good. They get a bye week after playing the Ravens and before they go and play at Dallas against the Cowboys. That bye comes in the middle of the season and that will benefit this team.
Time to bet big
The Steelers are going to avoid their first three-year playoff drought and win big this year. They will get 11 wins and win the AFC North and I am betting on it. Steeler fans rejoice! This is going to be a great year!