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With six Super Bowl titles and a laundry list of other major accomplishments, the Pittsburgh Steelers are always a team worth looking at if you’re betting on the NFL. Most recently the Steelers made headlines for winning the Super Bowl twice in just four years in 2005 and 2008, led by probable future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers are an exciting team to watch and bet on but it pays to do your homework before you put any real money down on Pittsburgh.
In this betting guide, we’ll go into detail on lots of important Steelers topics to give you a headstart at the sportsbook. Topics we’ll cover include:
The Pittsburgh Steelers organization played its first game in 1933. They’ve won six Super Bowls, tying the New England Patriots for most in the league, plus eight conference championships, 23 division titles and made the playoffs 31 times.
The Steelers owned the NFL in the 1970s, winning four Super Bowls in that decade alone. More recently the squad won two Super Bowls in a four-year span, both with QB Ben Roethlisberger.
The most recognizable names in franchise history include Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Hines Ward, and Ben Roethlisberger.
During the 2017 season, the Steelers organization generated $415 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.6 billion.
The Steelers are owned by the Daniel Rooney Trust and Arthur Rooney II.
The organization played its first season in 1933.
Yes, the Steelers have won six Super Bowls.
Since 2001, the Steelers have played at Heinz Field, located in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The club holds training camp at St. Vincent College, located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Steeley McBeam is the official team mascot.
The Steelers wear black and gold.
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Mike Webster
|Passing Yards||Ben Roethlisberger||56,194|
|Passing TDs||Ben Roethlisberger||363|
|Receiving Yards||Hines Ward||12,083|
|Receiving TDs||Hines Ward||85|
|Rushing Yards||Franco Harris||11,950|
|Rushing TDs||Franco Harris||91|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Gary Anderson||1,343|
The 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers were a hard team to figure out, especially when it came to betting on them. They started the year with a tie in week one and only bagged a single win in the first four games. The Steelers proceeded to rattle off six straight wins, however, including a huge win at Baltimore to take the division lead.
After that, they lost four of their last six matches, including inexplicable losses in Denver and Oakland, to finish out of the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Once the season ended, a public dispute between the Steelers and Antonio Brown resulted in Pittsburgh trading their star wideout to the Raiders for draft picks. To make matters worse, the Steelers officially said goodbye to RB Le’Veon Bell, who signed a big-money deal with the Jets.
Despite the personnel losses, the Steelers came into 2019 with a very talented team led by franchise QB, Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben led the NFL in passing yards last season while guiding the Steelers to the sixth highest-scoring offense in the league.
At the draft, the Steelers traded up to take LB Devin Bush with the 10th overall pick, who is expected to make an impact right away this season.
The Steelers were a streaky cover team last season. Between weeks 5-11, the Steelers covered in every single one of their games. They followed that up by not covering in any of their next four games, losing three games in a row while playing as the oddsmaker’s favorite.
While the loss of Antonio Brown could be a massive blow for this Steelers offense, Pittsburgh still has the luxury of trotting out Roethlisberger (5,129 passing yards in 2018), WR JuJu Smith Schuster (1,426 receiving yards in 2018), and RB James Conner (13 touchdowns in 2018).
The Steelers have a tough start to the schedule, having to play at Patriots, vs. Seahawks, vs. Ravens, and at the Chargers in four of the first six weeks, before heading into their bye.
Here are some key stats and trends to focus on this season:
Despite taking some big hits to its roster, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a powerhouse offense and an elite quarterback which definitely makes for some interesting betting opportunities.
Since sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania, local Steelers fans can now make legal wagers at many land-based sportsbooks and a number of online betting sites.
For more information on the situation, read our full guide to legal sports betting in Pennsylvania.
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