Steelers Open As Favorites In Eight Of 17 2021 Games, Per Westgate Superbook

The 2021 NFL schedule was released last Wednesday. Since then, we have seen betting lines released by various sportsbooks for all 272 games on tap. The oddsmakers at The Westgate Superbook are one of several that released their week-by-week betting lines for the entire 2021 season since Wednesday. Below is what they have listed for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In total, the Steelers are favored in eight of their 17 2021 games, seven of which are at home. Prior to their Week 7 bye, the Steelers are favored in four of their first six games. All four of those are home games against the Las Vegas Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks.

As far as the Steelers’ six AFC North games go in 2021, they are favored in just two in total. Both are against the Bengals. The Steelers’ Week 17 home game against the Cleveland Browns is a pick’em game, however.

In the Steelers last eight games of the 2021 season, which includes five road games, the team opened as underdogs in five of them.

The Steelers’ largest favored line in 2021 is the team’s Week 10 home game against the Detroit Lions in which they are listed at -7.5 points. Conversely, the largest underdog line the Steelers have in 2021 is their Week 16 road game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Westgate had that opening at Chiefs -8.5 points. That road game against the Chiefs also includes the Steelers’ largest over/under point total of the season, at 50.

Last season, the Steelers were 7-1 at home and 5-3 on the road. The Steelers were also 10-6 against the closing line last season, according to Pro Football Reference. They were 4-1 against the closing line spread when underdogs in 2020 as well, and they won three of those five games outright as the underdog.

Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills Bills -6 49.5
Week 2 Las Vegas Raiders @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -5.5 49
Week 3 Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -6 47
Week 4 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Green Bay Packers Packers -2.5 46.5
Week 5 Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -4.5 45
Week 6 Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -2.5 48
Week 7 BYE
Week 8 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns Browns – 4.5 47
Week 9 Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -5.5 45.5
Week 10 Detroit Lions @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -7.5 45.5
Week 11 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers Chargers -2.5 48
Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals Bengals +2.5 46
Week 13 Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers +2.5 45.5
Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings Vikings -2.5 46.5
Week 15 Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers -3 47
Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs -8.5 50
Week 17 Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers PICK’EM 43.5
Week 18 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens Ravens -5.5 44
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