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4 Pittsburgh Steelers Prop Bets To Play For 2020 NFL Season

4 Pittsburgh Steelers Prop Bets To Play For 2020 NFL Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers went 8-8 in 2019, and that was almost entirely without QB Ben Roethlisberger, who led the league in passing in 2018.

Now Roethlisberger is back, and the team is focused on ending a two-year postseason drought.

Bookies.com reveals four NFL futures best bets for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the 2020 NFL season.

Player Odds
Ben Roethlisberger
Over 4,000.5 Yards
Bet it at Unibet ➜
Comeback Player of the Year
Bet it at PointsBet
AFC North
Ravens/Steelers Exact Finish
Bet it at BetMGM
Steelers In the Playoffs — Yes -115
Bet it at BetMGM

Ben Roethlisberger — Over 4,000.5 Yards (-110)

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Roethlisberger injured his elbow in Week 2 last season and missed the rest of the season. At 38, there could be a question of diminishing skills, plus diminishing drive.

But the guy has the green light from Coach Mike Tomlin, and Big Ben loves to sling it downfield. The last four seasons Roethlisberger has played at least 15 games, he’s passed for a minimum of 4,251 yards. He played 16 games in 2019 and tossed for 5,129 yards. If Roethlisberger can stay upright for close to a full season, he’s hitting 4,000. Take the Over at Unibet ➜ .

Comeback Player of the Year — Roethlisberger (+400)

Roethlisberger obviously didn’t accomplish much in his one-plus games last year. But the year before, he led the NFL in passing and tossed 34 TDs.

Matthew Stafford might have the same backstory and output, but Roethlisberger is more likely to be leading a playoff contender, so he gets the edge. Rob Gronkowski is the favorite, but he’ll be among many weapons in Tampa Bay, plus players who return from an early retirement aren’t likely to get the vote compared to those whose seasons were cut short by injury.

If Roethlisberger can come close to his prior output, he’s a prime candidate for this award. Find the best odds for the award at PointsBet.

AFC North — Ravens/Steelers Exact Finish (+155)

The Steelers’ offense ranked 29th in rushing, 31st in passing, and yet Pittsburgh still finished 8-8 overall and in second place in the AFC North.

Roethlisberger is a mammoth upgrade over Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges, and RB James Conner is healthy after playing just 10 games last year. Pittsburgh’s young defense of a year ago ranked No. 5 in yards allowed and should be just as good this year, led by Defensive Player of the Year candidate T.J. Watt.

Still, taking all that into account, are they vaulting over the Ravens in the AFC North? Baltimore went 14-2 last year and there’s no indication it’s taking a step back. The Browns and Bengals are still climbing out of years of futility and if they weren’t able to catch the banged-up Steelers last year, they’re not in position to do it this year. Take this AFC North combo at BetMGM .

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Steelers In the Playoffs — Yes (-115)

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Pittsburgh should be formidable on defense and more productive offensively, in a big way. But this won’t be an easy one to hit. As many as 11 teams can make a realistic claim to one of the seven playoff spots. The Steelers are among them, but with the Ravens as the class of the AFC North, it’s likely wild card or bust.

Fortunately, the schedule sets up nicely. A 6-2 home record is doable, with the toughest matchups likely vs. the Ravens, Texans, Colts and Eagles. On the road, 4-4 or 5-3 isn’t out of the question, with trips to Baltimore, Dallas, Tennessee and Buffalo the toughest.

Pittsburgh at Tennessee might be a wild-card decider, but the Steelers have enough other opportunities to win 9-10 games. The odds are good enough to take the Yes at BetMGM .

About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been estabilshed as one of the nation's premier NFL and MLB handicappers, and his horse racing and PGA picks have produced major winners over the last 12 months.