Steelers Betting Win Total Craters after Dismal First Half
According to BetOnline, the Pittsburgh Steelers outlook for the 2022 season is much worse than they were before the season got underway. The over/under for Pittsburgh’s regular season win total was set at 7.5 on the sportsbook at the outset but, after being updated, the projection has decreased to five.
This is the first time that BetOnline has updated NFL win totals for every team during the regular season. The win totals for 11 teams improved, while 18 saw them go down.
The only teams who have lower over/unders in the same category are Carolina and Houston. The Panthers original odds were listed at 6.5 games at closing and have been adjusted to 4.5, while the Texans were originally 4.5 and are now 3.5.
The numbers somewhat resemble this coming 2023 NFL Draft’s current order. Detroit’s over/under is five after opening at 6.5.
Philadelphia and Atlanta are the two squads whose numbers improved the most, at +5 and +3.5, respectively.
In the AFC North, Baltimore’s win total is set at 11, Cincinnati’s nine, and Cleveland’s 7.5.
With a Herculean defensive effort, the Steelers rang in the schedule with a surprising victory on the road against the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals, but lost All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt to a pectoral injury in the process.
Watt has been out since, but is hopefully returning to the lineup for next Sunday’s home matchup with the New Orleans Saints. The next week, on Nov. 20, Pittsburgh will host Cincy for a tilt on Sunday Night Football.
The defense has allowed 38 points, to Buffalo, and 35 points, to Philadelphia, in Watt’s absence.
The offense, which just moved Chase Claypool to Chicago and has been bringing along rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, has also had its struggles. Still, nothing has been changed at the offensive coordinator position.
The Steelers also play Indianapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore (twice), Carolina, Las Vegas, and Cleveland to round out the rest of their schedule.