Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds

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Perennial contenders for the Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers again look to have an outstanding season in 2018. All of their key players are back for another go and there were some good offseason pickups to help keep them relevant Anyone betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers should feel safe about their chances as long as the team stays healthy. They boast one of the most complete rosters in the NFL, especially on offense where they have weapons like Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, and Ben Roethlisberger. Brown is still one of the best wide receivers in the game today and is under a new contract. Bell is coming off an injury and has yet to sign for 2018, but both sides expect a deal to be done before the season starts. Meanwhile, 36-year-old Roethlisberger is still going strong. He has gone a while without injury, and last year he had his fourth-best passing numbers of his career.

New Pickups

Making their Pittsburg Steelers debut this year is safety Terrell Edmunds, who is the first draft pick out of Virginia Tech. In his college career, he picked up 196 tackles and six interceptions. He should see plenty of action as safety or inside linebacker. Jon Bostic is a linebacker that will try to fill the space left by Ryan Shazier, who was severely injured last year and is ruled out for 2018, if not further. While not a complete replacement, Bostic will also serve as a veteran mentor to younger players who will help fill that spot. Draft pick Mason Rudolph comes into the QB fray as a rookie and a possible replacement for Roethlisberger should he suffer another injury. He will be competing with Landry Jones for the #2 spot on the roster. Jaylen Samuels could be a younger version of Le'Veon Bell. A fifth-round draft pick out of NC State, Samuels is big and versatile. He is listed as a running back, but also plays fullback and tight end. Between his size, talent and versatility, he should be able to land a roster spot this year. These new additions on top of an already established leadership group mean that Steelers betting odds are again some of the best in the league

Honorable Mentions

One might make the argument that the Steelers did not get any better in the offseason, but it is hard to improve much on an already solid product. This is a team that was the number 2 seed in the NFC behind New England, and barely got beat in the playoffs. As the old saying goes, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. That doesn't mean that there weren't any tweaks, however. Randy Fichter replaces Todd Haley as an offensive coordinator, but most of the Steelers' strategies and systems should stay the same. Two other returning players worth mentioning are outside linebackers, Bud Dupree and TJ Watt. Dupree will be under pressure to live up to the 9 million dollar contract that he recently signed, and Watt is coming off a very impressive rookie campaign in which he started every game.

Does it all add up?

Few teams in the league will be able to compete with the Steelers this year. According to our NFL sportsbook, They will again contend for a division title and possibly a Super Bowl. The only thing standing in their way is themselves and maybe the New England Patriots.

 

 
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