Even though the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 season is still a full three months away, Cantor Technology has now released the spreads for 15 of their 16 games and Ben Fawkes of ESPN.com passed them along Thursday morning.
As you can see below, the Steelers are already favored to win 14 of their games in 2016 and that’s not too surprising based not only on who they’re scheduled to play, but the expectations associated with the team’s offense that many expect could be even better than last season.
The two games that the Steelers aren’t currently favored to win is their Week 7 home contest against the New England Patriots and their Week 15 road game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The line for the Steelers game against the Patriots has yet to be determined while their late-season game against the Bengals is currently listed as a pick’em. Not surprisingly, no early line has been set for the Steelers 2016 regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns for obvious reasons related to that game possibly being meaningless.
The Steelers are currently favored by 3-points over the Washington Redskins in their 2016 Monday night regular-season road opener.
Surprisingly, one of the two games that the Steelers are favored heavily to win already is their Week 10 home matchup against the Dallas Cowboys as that line currently sits at -8.5.
While these lines will certainly change moving forward, it’s easy to see that the betting public currently thinks very highly of the Steelers.
Pittsburgh (-3, 50.5) at Washington Redskins
Cincinatti Bengals at Pittsburgh (-4)
Pittsburgh (-3) at Philadelphia Eagles
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh (-4)
New York Jets at Pittsburgh (-6)
Pittsburgh (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh (TBD)
Pittsburgh (-2.5) at Baltimore
Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh (-8.5)
Pittsburgh (-8.5) at Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh (-1.5) at Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants at Pittsburgh (-7.5)
Pittsburgh (-2) at Buffalo Bills
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Bengals (PK)
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh (-8)