Not many NFL handicappers believe the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the deep AFC North. The Steelers are fourth choice based on odds, which means oddsmakers believe Pittsburgh finishes last in the division. Negative sentiment regarding the Steelers’ chances is why Pittsburgh offers one of its lowest win-loss totals in the past five seasons. Pittsburgh’s game total is 7 ½. Check out a Steelers NFL Win Loss Total Betting analysis and prediction.
Steelers 2022 NFL Season Betting Prediction: Win/Loss Record
2022-23 NFL Regular Season
- When: Sep. 8, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
- Pittsburgh Steelers Total Win-Loss Total Odds: 7 ½
Why the Pittsburgh Steelers will win more than 7 games
The Steelers’ have a great quarterback situation. Kenny Pickett, the first round pick from Pitt, has taken third-string snaps. So Pickett won’t start right away.
But that’s a good thing. Mitch Trubisky has plenty of starting experience. Under offensive coordinator Matt Canada, Trubisky will be counted on to not make mistakes, hand the ball off the Najee Harris, and keep the seat warm for when Pickett is ready.
Expect Kenny to get snaps later in the season. So if Trubisky can maintain, the Steelers should be in a good position to go over the win-loss total.
Another reason to like the over? Head coach Mike Tomlin committed to free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The former Alabama star recorded 84 solo tackles, 2 interceptions, a forced fumble, and 7 pass defenses last season.
Fitzpatrick plays behind a front seven that includes 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt. If Watt comes close to the 22 ½ sacks he had last season, Pittsburgh’s D will be one of the most fearsome in the league.
Why the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t win more than 7 games
Trubisky has starter experience, but the former number one pick is a journeyman quarterback. He doesn’t have the on field skills to lead the Steelers to more than 3 to 4 wins.
So are the Buccaneers and Saints, the Colts and the Raiders. The schedule is difficult for sure, which means at least once or twice this season the Steelers will have to count on their quarterback to win the game for them.
Pickett could become a great NFL quarterback, but he’s a rookie. So unless Pickett develops the way Mac Jones did for the New England Patriots last season, the Steelers will find it difficult to win games 7 and 8.
Final Betting Analysis: Will the Pittsburgh Steelers win at least 8 games?
Based on the schedule and questions at quarterback, it doesn’t look like the Steelers will win 8 games. But this is Pittsburgh where Mike Tomlin is in charge.
Tomlin is the NFL’s best head coach. He game plans as well as anyone. If Tomlin and Canada decide to start Trubisky, we can be sure there will be an offensive plan in place to make it easy for Mitch.
If Tomlin decides to start Pickett, we can be sure a plan will be in place to ensure Kenny succeeds. It helps that Najee Harris is one of the most talented running backs in the league, the offensive line is good, and the defense is very good.
Pittsburgh is one of the few teams in the NFL that can win games based solely on coaching. Mike Tomlin will ensure the Steelers are in the hunt for the AFC North title in the final month, which means over is the play.
Pittsburgh Steelers Win Loss Total Pick: Over 7 ½