Our editor emeritus, Michael Bean, and his boys at SBN Studios have put together a little guide on the Vegas lines for NFL win/loss totals.
It's not a comprehensive guide as Brad Wells, of Stampede Blue, and Matt Ufford just picked one team from each division. But our own Pittsburgh Steelers are the featured AFC North team, and the line for us is at 10 wins (it's at the 2:30 mark if you want to skip right to it).
(And if you click that top right annotation that'll appear for "Steelers Training Camp battles to watch for", you'll get the bright and shining face of Neal with his training camp preview from a couple weeks ago!)
Anyways, Wells says:
I go over 10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They won 12 games last year with an injured Ben Roethlisberger and a decimated offensive line. Roethlisberger is healthy...er this year, because he's never really healthy, and their offensive line has a lot of youth injected into it. Plus, last year they were swept by the Baltimore Ravens and I don't think they're going to get swept by the Baltimore Ravens this year. They play the Ravens twice in three weeks during the regular season - I think they'll win one of those games and I definitely think they'll win more than 10 games this year.
For quick reference:
Home opponents - Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Jets, Eagles, Redskins, Chiefs, Chargers
Away opponents - Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Raiders, Titans, Giants, Cowboys
Bye - Week 4 (yuck)
Do you agree with Wells and are taking the over on the betting line? Or do you actually see six or more losses in there for us?