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Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Betting Preview: Odds, Picks & Best Bet (2022)

by July 18, 2022
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The summer is here, and the start of the NFL season will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start digging into NFL futures, both for team futures and player futures. NFL futures can be great ways to profit during the upcoming season. We’ll have you covered throughout the offseason with updated news and odds for all futures and Week 1 odds. Let’s take a look at updated 2022 NFL team win totals and futures odds.

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What are Team Futures?

Futures refers to any team-based wager for a future event or a result. These bets often do not pay out until weeks or even months from when they are originally placed. Bets for Win Totals and the Super Bowl winner are good examples of team futures bets.

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Winner (+9000)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
+8000
+8000
+7000
+9000
+8000
+8000
+8000
+8000

 

These are great odds for a team owning a stellar defense, and led by one of the NFL’s greatest coaches. But it’s not happening.

Pittsburgh will likely trot out one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. And while Ben Roethlisberger was certainly limited in his waning years, his successor at QB will surely have more difficulties navigating behind such a poor unit.

Save your money, as the Steelers are destined to take a step back in their first season without franchise icon Ben Roethlisberger.

Pittsburgh Steelers Conference Winner (+5000)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
+4000
+4000
+3700
+5000
+4500
+4000
+3500
+3500

 

See above.

Pending unprecedented QB play from rookie Kenny Pickett, or an unfathomable career 180° by Mitch Trubisky, the Steelers are a longshot bet without much of a chance.

Pittsburgh Steelers Division Winner (+1000)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
+700
+900
+950
+1000
+1000
+900
+700
+700

 

The Steelers were thoroughly outplayed by the Bengals a season ago.

Contests between Pittsburgh and Baltimore are always competitive, yet the disparity in QB play between these two teams is suddenly larger than ever.

Cleveland, their proverbial ‘little brother’ within the division, has now surpassed the Steelers in almost every aspect. And further, if QB Deshaun Watson’s suspension settles in the neighborhood of four to six games, Pittsburgh’s odds to win the division may even lengthen.

Pass on betting the Steelers to win the AFC North.

Pittsburgh Steelers Win Total: o7 (-125) / u7.5 (-105) 

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
OVER
o7.5
-110
o7.5
-110
o7.5
-110
o7.0
-125
o7.5
-110
o7.5
+105
o7.5
-115
o7.5
-115
UNDER
u7.5
-110
u7.5
-110
u7.5
-110
u7.0
+105
u7.5
-110
u7.5
-125
u7.5
-106
u7.5
-106

 

The Steelers have never had a losing season under HC Mike Tomlin. Who cares?

“Stats” like these do not matter, and too often are interpreted as actionable information. In no instance would this fact on Tomlin’s Steelers have any influence on the outcome of a game.

Pittsburgh is being rightfully valued as the worst team in their division, and they currently hold the fourth-lowest win total projection of any team in the AFC. In contrast to these other teams, Pittsburgh will compete in a potentially brutal division. Furthermore, and when omitting two contests versus Cleveland, the Steelers are currently favored in only three of their 15 contests.

Unless their AFC North adversaries greatly underperform, it is hard to even project a ceiling above seven wins for Pittsburgh in 2022.

Take the under 7.5 wins (-105).

Pittsburgh Steelers to Make the Playoffs: Yes (+330) / No (-380)

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS
YES
+280
+300
+280
+330
+275
+310
+280
+280
NO
-400
-400
-380
-425
-400
-400
-360
-360

 

Betting against the Steelers to make the playoffs is too expensive for my taste, and betting on them to do so is too unlikely.

Pass altogether on Pittsburgh’s playoff futures.

Favorite Pittsburgh Steelers Futures Bet

u7.5 wins (-105)

It doesn’t matter that Tomlin has never posted a losing season. A weak offensive line paired with questionable quarterback play will be detrimental to their chances in such a stacked AFC.

Essentially, this is a really great price to bet that the Steelers are just the worst team in their division.

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