Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Betting Guide And Predictions
While the Pittsburgh Steelers went 11-5 and made the playoffs for the third straight season while winning the AFC North for the second time during that span, the fans in the Steel City are likely getting a bit antsy since they’re used to playing for Super Bowls and not playoff berths.
Whether the Steelers can upset their AFC counterparts to represent the conference in Super Bowl 52 or not, there are a handful of must-bet matchups on Pittsburgh’s 2017 schedule that no NFL betting fans should miss out on. Thanks to the expert analysis that you’re about to get, you’re going to find out just which six games are must-bet affairs and what to expect in each one.
A Closer Look At The 2017 NFL Betting Guide And Picks For Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers (-5.5) at Bears
Analysis: Okay, so this won’t be a very competitive matchup, but at least you’ll get an easy ATS cover as Pittsburgh Steelers completely embarrasses a Bears team that puts the ‘D’ in dysfunction.
Pick: Pittsburgh 31 Chicago 14
Steelers at Chiefs (-1.5)
Analysis: Now, this Week 6 matchup should be very revealing about just how good the Steelers are in 2017. Kansas City has an elite defense and a solid, but not very explosive offense. The Steelers went 5-3 ATS on the road last season while the Chiefs went a polar opposite 3-5 ATS at Arrowhead Stadium. Back Ben Roethlisberger and company to get the road win and ATS cover as they put just enough points on the board to make a win stand up.
Pick: Steelers 24 Chiefs 21
Bengals at Steelers (-7)
Analysis: The Bengals (6-9-1) were a mess this past season, but I like them to cover the spread as touchdown road dogs simply because their AFC North division matchups are more often than not, decided by a field goal.
Pick: Pittsburgh 20 Cincinnati 17
Packers at Steelers (-3)
Analysis: The Steelers may have some legitimate Super Bowl hopes, but so do Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. With this game going down in Week 12, I say Rodgers and the Pack are on their collective, ‘run-the-table’ A’ games to get the outright road win and accompanying ATS cover.
Pick: Green Bay 28 Pittsburgh 24
Ravens at Steelers (-6)
Analysis: The Ravens are the NFL betting pick to get the ATS cover in this AFC North divisional rivalry if only because they still have a very good defense. Still, the Steelers get the straight-up win to take another step toward their second straight division title.
Pick: Pittsburgh 20 Baltimore 17
Patriots (-1.5) at Steelers
Analysis: This game represents Pittsburgh’s most important – and revealing – matchup of the season. While the Steelers will be playing at home in this contest, I just don;t see Tom Brady and the Patriots being off their game this late in the regular season. The Pats, as much as I hate to say it, get the outright win!
Pick: New England 28 Pittsburgh 24