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NFL Week 7 Betting Preview: Reviewing the Steelers performance against the spread in 2019

With the Steelers on bye in Week 7, it’s time to check out how the Steelers have fared against the odds this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

It was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night in Los Angeles as they took down the favored Chargers 24-17. Starting their third different quarterback of the season, the Steelers relied on defensive takeaways and a strong running game in order to jump out to a large lead and control the clock to secure the victory.

With the plethora of injuries mounting up, the bye week is a very welcome site for many Steelers players. Since there is no game to preview this week, I thought it would be a good chance to look back at how the Steelers have done against the spread and the over/under so far in 2019.

When it comes to the betting lines for games, the following information was the consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers on Tuesday each week as reported by

Game Results: Week 1-6

Steelers (3) Patriots (33)

Week 1 Betting line: +5.5
Week 1 Over/under: 51
Result: Patiots, under

Seahawks (28) Steelers (26)

Week 2 Betting line: -3.5
Week 2 Over/under: 46.5
Result: Seahawks, over

Steelers (20) 49ers (24)

Week 3 Betting line: +7
Week 3 Over/under: 44
Result: Steelers, push

Bengals (3) Steelers (27)

Week 4 Betting line: +4
Week 4 Over/under: 43.5
Result: Steelers, under

Ravens (26) Steelers (23) OT

Week 5 Betting line: +3.5
Week 5 Over/under: 43.5
Result: Steelers, over

Steelers (24) Chargers (17)

Week 6 Betting line: +6.5
Week 6 Over/under: 41
Result: Steelers, push

The opening lines held true for the first two weeks of the season when compared to when they were originally released in April with the NFL schedule. But once Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season, the lines had moved against the Steelers in every game. For the ravens game, it moved so much that the Steelers went from a three point favorite to a 3.5-point underdog. Other games, such as their most recent match up with the Chargers, even though the Steelers were on their third quarterback the line only move slightly in favor of Los Angeles due to their struggles as well.

If betting $20 each week on the moneyline in favor of the Steelers, you would have a net gain of $19.76. So even though the Steelers have only won two games, they had a big upset in their Week 6 matchup against the Chargers which had a payout of $70. If betting the $20 on the Steelers against the spread each week, you would have gained $112.72 since the Steelers have covered the spread their last four games.

According to, the Steelers are 7-1 straight up in their last seven games in October. On the season, they have gone over the point total in two of three of their home games and have pushed in two of their three road contests.

If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl have improved to 100/1. They also have varying odds to win the AFC Championship from 35/1 odds to 50/1. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are at 9/2 odds and they are projected to place third the AFC North just behind the Browns who are at 4/1 odds. Baltimore has the best odds to win the division at 2/5 while Cincinnati is still the biggest long shot to win the AFC North at 120/1.