Steelers updated odds after the 2020 schedule release
The Pittsburgh Steelers stand to be a better team in 2020 with the return of Ben Roethlisberger. Here are some of their updated odds after the recent schedule release.
There is plenty of reason for fans to have high hope for the Steelers in 2020. Though they lost Javon Hargrave to free agency this offseason, Pittsburgh was able to retain Bud Dupree on the franchise tag. More importantly, Ben Roethlisberger is set to return to the field this year, and his presence should be a significant improvement over the dismal quarterback play we saw last season.
Also returning from injury is defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, who was having the best season of his career before a pectoral injury ended his sesaon. In addition, the Steelers have several new contributors in Eric Ebron, Stefen Wisniewski, Chris Wormley, Chase Claypool, Alex Highsmith, and Anthony McFarland.
While there’s no guarantee the Steelers will boast a better record in 2020 than their 8-8 record from just a sesaon ago, the odds certainly suggest they do. Here are some of Pittsburgh’s updated betting odds after the NFL schedule release, courtesy of The Action Network.
Steelers odds to win the AFC North: +400
Pittsburgh currently has the second-best odds at winning the AFC North in 2020 at +400. Obviously, the Ravens are the clear-cut favorites with odds of -227. Cleveland, however, is not far behind the Steelers with +475 odds to win the division. These two teams could be jousting for a position in the conference. As expected, the Bengals are a longshot to win the division with just +2000 odds. Even with Joe Burrow, it would take a miracle for them to turn their franchise around that quickly.
Steelers odds to win the AFC Conference: +1200
Pittsburgh currently has very respectable odds to win the whole AFC Conference in 2020. They are currently tied with the Buffalo Bills for the 5th best odds. Ahead of them are the Chiefs (+270), Ravens (+330), Patriots (+1000), and Colts (+1100). This is obviously something that could change as the season progresses, but oddsmakers aren’t leaving the Steelers out completely.
Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl: +2200
While they have respectable odds to win the AFC North and even the whole conference this year, oddsmakers aren’t favoring them highly to win the Super Bowl. At +2200, the Steelers currently have just the 11th best odds to win the big game. Just ahead of them are teams like the Cowboys (+1800), Eagles (+1900), Patriots (+2000), and Seahawks (+2100). Remarkably, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently have the 5th best odds to win the Super Bowl (+1500).
It’s still really early in the process right now, and these odds will no doubt change even before the start of the season. As of now, the Steelers seem to be respected by oddsmakers, but there is definitely room to grow.