Pittsburgh 2016 NFL Season Expert Analysis
While injuries have derailed the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl hopes in each of the last two seasons, ‘Big’ Ben Roethlisberger and company have legitimate Super Bowl hopes again as they get set for the start of the quickly approaching 2016 NFL regular season.
Thanks to the expert online NFL betting odds analysis that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of just how the Steelers will make out against their Over/Under win total odds as well as their division and postseason futures odds. Okay, let’s get started.
Here’s a Closer Look At The Steelers 2016 NFL Season Expert Analysis
2016 Regular Season Win Total Odds
Over/Under 10.5 Wins
Analysis: The Pittsburgh Steelers won 10 games last season and that’s the same number of games I have them winning in 2016. Pittsburgh’s only losses of the season will come at home against Kansas City and New England and on the road against Baltimore, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and….drum roll please….new-look Cleveland. Play the under!
AFC North Division Odds
Analysis: The Steelers went 10-6 last season to finish two games behind Cincinnati in the AFC North and I believe they’re going to finish at least one game behind the Bengals again in 2016 because of the year-long suspension of wide receiver Martavis Bryant and four-game suspension of gifted dual-threat running back Le’Veon Bell. I don’t think it will lessen the Steelers chances in the postseason, but no, they don’t win the AFC North in 2016.
AFC Championship Odds
Analysis: Pittsburgh reached the divisional playoffs last season, but came up just short of reaching the AFC title game by losing to eventual Super Bowl champion Denver, mostly because star Wide receiver Antonio Brown missed the contest after being on the wrong end of a Vontaze Burfict cheap shot.
Having said that, I think Pittsburgh, along with New England, Cincinnati and Kansas City, are one of the top four teams to earn a berth in the AFC Championship game. I think Pittsburgh is a solid wager against their AFC Championship odds – and a pick that could very well end up being a winner!
Super Bowl 51 Odds
Analysis: Let me start by saying that, if the Steelers reach Super Bowl 51, they could win it all. Of course, the Steelers aren’t my pick to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy this coming season, but if I had to pick a couple of AFC teams that could win it all this coming season, the Steelers would be one of my final three picks.
Pittsburgh added gifted tight end LaDarius Green in free agency while also adding linebacker Steven Johnson, defensive end Ricardo Matthews and tackle Ryan Harris.
The Steelers also added a trio of defensive players with their first three draft picks and grabbed one of my favorite players in all of college football a year ago in former Temple U. star linebacker Tyler Matakevich.
If Le’Veon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Bryant. All stay healthy, Pittsburgh will have very, very legitimate shot, making them a solid pick as a +1000 Super Bowl 51 selection!