Best Steelers Betting Lines 2022
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming into the 2022 season with fairly low expectations.
After all, they’re going to have a new starting quarterback for the first time in almost 20 years as Ben Roethlisberger has officially retired. It’s likely going to come down to Mitch Trubisky, who was added in free agency, or first-round pick Kenny Pickett.
The Steelers also added a couple more weapons to their offense in the draft as they selected wide receivers George Pickens and Calvin Austin III. Pittsburgh usually nails their picks at the wide receiver position, and they desperately need at least one of them to hit after losing JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, and Ray-Ray McCloud in free agency.
Pittsburgh spent a good amount of money in free agency on both sides of the ball, but their most underrated signing might be linebacker Myles Jack. The Steelers signed him right after he was released by the Jaguars, and he’ll be a good partner for Devin Bush, who needs to get back on track. This defense could be very tough this year.
Let’s take a look at some early Steelers’ odds for the season.
Steelers Futures Betting Odds
Note: These Steelers futures bet odds are current as of Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. ET and are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. You can find more odds at these US betting sites. Be careful, as many of these NFL futures odds might shift as we get closer to the 2022 NFL season.
- Win Total: Over 7.5 (-105) / Under 7.5 (-135)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (+280) / No (-360)
- Win AFC North (+1000)
- Win AFC Championship (+5000)
- Win Super Bowl 57 (+8000)
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Steelers Super Bowl 57 Odds
Steelers to Win Super Bowl (+8000)
The very high odds to win it all seem about right for the Steelers this year. They’re not in a position to contend for a Super Bowl right now, largely because there are so many unknowns. This defense could be one of the best in the NFL, but the offense may have a starting quarterback who has never played in an NFL game before.
Even if Pickett doesn’t win the job, does anyone expect Trubisky to have the Steelers be a Super Bowl contender this year?
These odds can and will change throughout the season, but nobody expects this team to be in contention for likely at least a few more seasons.
Steelers AFC Championship Odds
Steelers to Win AFC Championship (+5000)
For the Steelers to win the AFC Championship and head to the Super Bowl, they’d have to get in the playoffs.
That could potentially happen, but they’d have to take down the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, or the Baltimore Ravens to get there. I don’t see any chance of this happening.
All of those teams have better quarterbacks than the Steelers and better offensive units as well. Defensively, the Steelers have what it takes to slow down these top teams, but until they can show that they can put points up on the board, I remain skeptical that they could go on a run.
Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will be under the microscope as he finally has a mobile quarterback for his offense. If he can’t make it work, the Steelers may have to start over at that spot in 2023.
Steelers AFC North Winner Odds
Steelers to Win AFC North (+1000)
There’s a path for the Steelers to win the AFC North, but a lot of things would have to go right. They’d need to at least split with the Bengals and Ravens, plus take advantage of the Browns not having Deshaun Watson early in the season.
Pittsburgh does have a kind schedule this season, as they won’t travel outside the eastern time zone all year. The Steelers also don’t have to face the Ravens until Week 14.
Pittsburgh will also need to show that they can beat the Bengals, since they’ve lost their last three to Cincinnati. If they can do all that and win other games outside of their division, they could have a shot.
At the end of the day, I don’t expect the Steelers to come close to winning this division. They could potentially be the worst team in the AFC North.
Steelers Make Playoffs Odds
Steelers to Make Playoffs (+280)
I actually like the odds for the Steelers to make the playoffs quite a bit.
Pittsburgh finished last season at 9-7-1 and was able to sneak into the playoffs with the final Wild Card spot. They ran the table in the final few weeks and got the other results they needed in order to get in.
They also made the playoffs with a quarterback who had obviously lost his fastball. Roethlisberger will always go down as one of the best to ever do it, but his arm and mobility seriously declined with age.
Pittsburgh will now have a defense that looks to be even better next season, plus a good amount of offensive weapons for Trubisky and Pickett.
I know the AFC has a lot of really good teams, but Mike Tomlin will have this team ready to play each and every week. The Steelers won’t win the AFC North, but I like them to sneak into the last Wild Card spot again.
Steelers Win Total Bets 2022
Steelers: OVER 7.5 Wins (-105)
Pittsburgh has yet to have a losing season under Tomlin. Remember, this team was 8-5 through 13 games just a few years ago when Mason Rudolph and Devlin “Duck" Hodges were starting in place of Roethlisberger.
The defense is going to be plenty good enough to help steal some games, and the offense should be better than last year.
Pittsburgh made some improvements along its offensive line to get Najee Harris some help. The team also has a young group of receivers in Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Pickens, and Austin. Second-year tight end Pat Freiermuth adds another good weapon to the mix after a solid rookie campaign.
It’s a good unit, and one that should be able to help the team go at least .500 this season. This bet is the safest yet if you’re looking to put some money down on the Steelers.
Steelers Prop Bets 2022
T.J. Watt to Win Defensive Player of the Year (+700) at DraftKings Sportsbook
Stud defender T.J. Watt is coming off the best season of his career in 2021 after winning the DPOY Award for the first time. He finished the year with 64 total tackles including 48 solo tackles, 22.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and seven passes defended.
In short, he was absolutely everywhere on defense and teams had no answer for him.
Watt is still very much in the prime of his career and is rightfully one of the top favorites for the award. He’s going to be a menace once again for the Steelers and will be gunning for that sack record again.
George Pickens to Win Offensive Rookie of the Year (+1000) at DraftKings
A promising preseason has seen Pickens skyrocket up this board. The second-round pick is now tied for the third-shortest odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year with Skyy Moore and Chris Olave, behind only Breece Hall (+850) and Kenny Pickett (+900).
This surge for Pickens is hardly undeserved. The 21-year-old Georgia product has earned rave reviews in camp, and he likely would’ve been one of the first wideouts taken in this year’s draft had he not suffered an ACL tear in 2021.
Pickens may not get elite quarterback play to boost his campaign (see Moore above), but he likely doesn’t need it. He’s a monster after the catch and can haul in almost any ball thrown his direction. At (+1000) odds, this is worth the gamble.
How to Bet Steelers Moneylines
If you’re new to betting on football, a moneyline wager is likely where you want to start out. The only factor that matters here is whether or not a team wins the game. If the team you bet on wins, you win your bet.
These odds will change on a game-by-game basis depending on the matchup. The odds will reflect that team’s implied likelihood of winning (or losing) that contest. For example, the team favored in the matchup will have a minus symbol (-160), and the underdog will have a plus symbol (+140).
Let’s say the Steelers are taking on the Bengals. Pittsburgh is a (+200) underdog in this scenario, so you would need to bet $10 to win $20. On the other hand, if they’re a (-200) favorite against the Browns, you would have to wager $20 to win $10.
- 2021 Steelers Moneyline Record: 9-7-1
How to Bet Steelers Spreads
Spread betting is by far the most common type of bet placed on NFL games. It’s also relatively simple. Each team gets an evenly priced option that is (in short) the number of the points they’re expected to win or lose by.
Using the scenario above, let’s say that the Steelers are 5-point underdogs against the Bengals. That would look like this at a sportsbook: Steelers +5 (-110) vs Bengals -5 (-110).
Here, the Steelers would need to either lose by fewer than five points or win outright to cover the spread. Should they lose by exactly five points, the bet would be deemed a push, and you would get back whatever you wagered.
- 2021 Steelers Against the Spread Record: 8-9-0
How to Bet Steelers Over/Unders
Over/Unders — also known as totals — are another common way to bet on football games. Sportsbooks will set the total for how many points are expected to be scored in a given game. Then, you can choose whether you think the total number of points in the game will come in over or under that number.
If the Steelers are taking on the Bengals, the total may be set at 46.5 points. From there, it’s up to you to determine whether you think more or less points will be scored in the game.
Paying attention to team statistics can play a big role when betting totals, so make sure you’re updated and in the loop before you place your bet.
- 2021 Steelers Over/Under Record: 6-10-1