Keep These NFL Spreads close when Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted by Eric Williams on June 20, 2016 in

We’re still a few months away from the 2016 NFL regular season, but for those looking for some early predictions  on some Pittsburgh Steelers, we have your action covered! We have reviewed the NFL spreads and selected some winning picks for the coming season, so make sure to check the quartet of expert picks on the 2016 Steelers regular season games.


Keep These NFL Spreads close when Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers



Week 1

Pittsburgh (-3, 50.5) at Washington Redskins

Analysis: Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers won two of their final four road games in 2015 while going 1-0-2 ATS along the way. Pittsburgh is 5-5 SU and 4-3-3 ATS over its last 10 road dates and have won each of their last five meetings against Washington dating back to 1997 while going 3-2 ATS along the way. The Redskins lost two of their final three home games a year ago, including their humbling 35-18 playoff spanking at the hands of Green Bay.

All ATS statistics aside, for me, the Steelers are the better team on both sides of the ball and have both, the better head coach and quarterback in this regular season opener.

I know the Skins are paying at home and have a lot of enthusiasm about the coming season, but Pittsburgh is my pick to get the road in this contest because they have arguably the game’s best trio of offensive stars in Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell.

The Pick: Pittsburgh 31 Washington 27


Week 3

Pittsburgh (-3) at Philadelphia Eagles

Analysis: While these in-state rivals rarely play one another, the Steelers have managed to win each of the last two meetings and three of four overall while going 2-2 ATS along the way. Philadelphia lost four of its final five home games in 2015 while going 1-4 ATS along the way.

More importantly, the Birds have a new head coach in Doug Pederson that is experienced and a mediocre starting quarterback in Sam Bradford that is prone to throw a costly game-changing interceptions at the most inopportune time. Pittsburgh wins and covers the NFL betting line against the rebuilding Eagles.

The Pick: Pittsburgh 31 Philadelphia 21


Week 6

Pittsburgh (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins

Analysis: Miami lost two straight and three of four at home before beating New England 20-10 in a meaningless regular season finale in 2015. Not only that, but the Fins are just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and a winless 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS in their last three meetings against Pittsburgh dating back to 2004.

The Dolphins have a new head coach in Adam Gase, but he’s also a first-timer in his new position so no one really knows just how god of a head coach he will be. More importantly, I have absolutely no faith whatsoever in underachieving signal-caller Ryan Tannehill and can see him getting outplayed by ‘Big Ben’ in this matchup.

Tannehill finished 2015 with an 88.7 passer rating to finish 21st in the league. Conversely, Roethlisberger, a future Hall of Famer, recently made national news by urging head coach Mike Tomlin to allow the Steelers’ offense to go for two points after every touchdown.

“Put it in our hands. I want the ball,” Roethlisberger said. “Any player would relish that opportunity.” The Steelers win and cover people!

The Pick: Pittsburgh 28 Miami 24


Week 14

Pittsburgh (-2) at Buffalo Bills

Analysis: The Bills won their final four home games a year ago while compiling a perfect 4-0 ATS mark over the span, but Buffalo is also just 1-9 SU and ATS in its last 10 games against the Steelers, including five straight losses dating back to 2001.

Pittsburgh has won three of its last four games as a 2-point favorite while going 2-1-1 ATS along the way. For me, the Steelers are the easy pick in this late season matchup as I expect them to be jockeying for playoff position in the AFC.

Last but not least, the Steelers have a huge edge in the head coaching department with Mike Tomlin being infinitely better than Bills’ counterpart Rex Ryan, despite the latter’s generally loud-mouthed claims. The Steelers take out the Bills and cover the spread as my fourth and final NFL betting pick.

The Pick: Pittsburgh 24 Buffalo 20