As the 2018 NFL season draws closer for the Pittsburgh Steelers
, there has been constant changes in betting lines. With a number of states in the U.S. legalizing betting through far-reaching changes in gambling laws, this year will see an increase in the number of fans engaging in the activity. This offseason, many sportsbooks have been established online and in different parts of the nation, which will give NFL fans wide-ranging options for betting. Therefore, it is of importance to carry out the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season
Generally, this week started with most bookies ranking the Steelers third to clinch Super Bowl LIII with odds fluctuating between 8/1 and 12/1. With odds ranging from 4/1 to 6/1, the top favorites are the New England Patriots
, as the Philadelphia Eagles
come in as the first runners up with 7/1 to 10/1 odds. Even though the Steelers have managed to excel in the past few seasons, this year’s odds are much better for them to win the Super Bowl. The added advantage for Pittsburg is that their opening four games seem predictable on paper; however, they must be careful with the capricious divisional games. As such, it is advisable for fans to be patient in the first month if the season before placing their bets on the Steelers to earn their seventh championship title this year.
When it comes to the AFC, the Steelers have the second best odds (9/2) in the league, with only the Patriots ranked best with shorter odds (2/1). As you would have thought, they are also ranked first with around 1/3 odds to clinch the AFC North title, as the Baltimore Ravens comes second with 7/2; the Cincinnati Bengals
10/1, and the Cleveland Browns
being the least favorites with odds of 14/1. To be precise, AFC Championship fans can receive the most return for their betting money by confidently picking the Steelers to triumph in all their playoff matchups.
The Steelers have won the hearts of odds makers by being ranked at 10.5 for winning their regular season games, with most sportsbooks making them the minor favorite. Any fan would make good profit with Pittsburgh this year if they can bet on them to win 10 games in the regular season. It is advisable for big single bettors to take advantage of these odds. Among the many varieties of offer bets available for the team, the most popular ones being the NFL MVP, passing and rushing frontrunners and a number of bets for individual player performance for the regular season.
Bookies have placed a 30/1 price for the Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to be the league’s MVP this season, with wide receivers Antonio Brown and James Washington given 40/1 and 60/1 respectively. Furthermore, Roethlisberger is ranked fifth among starting favorite QBs to throw for the most yards, which is an improvement from seventh. When it comes to receiving, Brown has odds of 3/1, making him a realistic contender in the league.
The young linebacker T.J. Watt is at 125/1 in sacks, while placekicker Chris Boswell is at 10/1 to beat every kicker in points. On the other hand, head coach Mike Tomlin is placed at 22/1 (ranked 18th) as the favorite to become the NFL coach of the season, with his team placed at 3/1 to slip from theplayoff completely. Therefore, you should place your bets as early as Thursday because some bookies will close as soon as the first game between the Eagles and the Falcons begins.