The Pittsburgh Steelers may have come up short of their Super Bowl hopes a year ago, but the virtually perennial playoff participants will enter 2018 as one of the top favorites to represent the AFC when Super Bowl 5 rolls around early next year. If you’re looking to make a potentially, bankroll-boosting bet on Pittsburgh’s regular season win total odds and you need a bit of expert insight to help you make your wager, then you’re going to be able to maximize your chances of doing just that thanks to the expert betting analysis and predictions that you’re about to get on every game on Pittsburgh’s 2018 schedule. Now, let’s find out what lies ahead for the Steelers this coming season.
Pittsburgh Steelers Regular Season Win Total Odds – 10.5
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET
While I’m expecting Cleveland to be one of the most improved teams in the league in 2018, I’ve got to believe the Steelers are going to be focused in their regular season opener against a team they have to feel like they should beat. Pittsburgh has won nine of their last 10 against Cleveland. Win. 1-0.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET
The Steelers are the pick to get the win in Week 2 because they’re home and playing a first-time starting quarterback in the inexperienced Patrick Mahomes. Win. 2-0.
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 24, at Tampa Bay Bucs, 8:15 p.m. ET
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, the Buccaneers should have never brought back head coach Dirk Koetter. Tampa Bay is going down hard in this Week 3 Inter-Conference clash! Win 3-0.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET
Baltimore won’t go down easily in this Week 4 AFC North divisional matchup, but I expect the Ravens to suffer a narrow road loss in this one. Mostly because of their modest offense. Win. 4-0.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET
The Steelers aren’t going to win all of their home games and after going 4-0 to start the season, the Steelers will be due for a loss in this one against a Falcons team that will be pretty elite on both sides of the ball in 2018. Loss. 4-1.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET
The Steelers have won eight of nine games in Paul Brown Stadium since 2010, but I’m feeling like an improved – and underrated – Cincy team is going to hand Pittsburgh a big-time loss in this divisional showdown. Loss. 4-2.
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
The Browns won’t go down easily in their second meeting of the season against Pittsburgh, but I’m expecting the Steelers to be a bit desperate to snap a two-game skid in this one! Win. 5-2.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
I like Baltimore’s defense a lot, but the Ravens will be mediocre at best offensively in 2018 (again) and that will cause them to fall at home to a Steelers team with a comparable defense – and far better offense. Win. 6-2.
Week 10: Thursday, Nov. 8, vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:20 p.m.
The Steelers are Panthers are two very evenly matched Super Bowl hopefuls, so the smart money here is on Pittsburgh to hold it down at home by a field goal. Win. 7-2.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 18, at Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:20 p.m.
The Steelers got completely stunned by the Jags in their embarassing 30-9 Week 5 home loss before getting stunned again in their 45-42 AFC divisional playoff loss at home in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicates. I’m thinking Jacksonville has Pittsburgh’s number right about now! Loss. 7-3.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET
Denver will most definitely be better offensively in 2018 now that they’ve got a competent quarterback in Case Keenum. However, I think the Broncos’ loss of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is going to haunt the Broncos for years to come. Denver will be at home, but Pittsburgh will be semi-desperate following their Week 11 road loss at Jacksonville. Win. 8-3.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1 p.m. ET
The Chargers have the best pair of pass rushers in the league and are expecting to really contend for a playoff spot in 2018 behind veteran gunslinger Philip Rivers. Still, I’m sensing Pittsburgh will be super focused by this point of the season and will find a way to get the narrow home win. 9-3.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, at Oakland Raiders, 8:20 p.m. ET
Did you know that Pittsburgh has won seven straight prime-time games? The Steelers will be locked and loaded against a raiders team that will be good in 2018, but not great. Win. 10-3.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Steelers are hoping to reach the Super Bowl in 2018, but if they have to play the Patriots to get there, it’s not happening! Pittsburgh has lost five straight games to New England dating back to 2013. Despite being at home, I sense another loss looming. Loss. 10-4.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Steelers are going down in back-to-back games against legitimate Super Bowl hopefuls as they fail to stop Drew Bree and the high-powered saints offense. Loss. 10-5.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET
Record: The Steelers will need this game to ensure they get a favorable seed in the AFC playoffs and they’ll get the win in a hard-fought battle against their division rivals. Win. 11-5.
I’ve got the Steelers winning 11 games to narrowly top their 2018 win total odds. However, I will admit that this figure represents one of the toughest win total odds on the board this coming season. I like the Over, but it’s going to be close!