You will also be making a bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers with an offense led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a tough defense.
Bet on the Steelers and you are likely to see close games in NFL betting. Pittsburgh rarely blows teams out so your bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers should be exciting. It might not be a winner though since a bet on the Steelers usually means laying points at the sports book.
History is really not on the side of making a bet on the Steelers simply because they are the defending Super Bowl champs. Teams winning a Super Bowl oftentimes struggle the following season against the pointspread. The Steelers could definitely be in that category as they split their first two games straight up but lost both against the spread for those who bet on the Steelers at the sports book.
Pittsburgh will have some competition this season in their division as the Baltimore Ravens look tough. The good news when you bet on the Steelers though is that you get games against the Browns and Bengals twice each plus games against Detroit and Oakland. Many times a Super Bowl winner has a brutal schedule but that is not the case in 2009 as you bet on the Steelers.
Pittsburgh wins with Roethlisberger making plays and the defense stopping other teams. That is how they won the Super Bowl and it is likely that will be how they win when you bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers. You can almost count on each time you bet on the Steelers that the NFL betting game will be good. Pittsburgh should be a great underdog but a questionable favorite as you bet on the Steelers.
Pittsburgh is a contender this season to repeat as Super Bowl champs but they are not the favorite. Making a future bet on the Steelers still doesn’t hold a lot of value though since Pittsburgh has odds of less than 10-1. Those odds will change throughout the season as Pittsburgh’s fortunes rise and fall.
What might be a better bet on the Steelers could be the total. They have a great defense that could keep many of their games low scoring in 2009 so keep that in mind as you bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers.