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NFL Week 2 Betting Preview: Steelers currently a 7.5-point favorite against the Broncos

The Steelers are set to return to Heinz Field for a quick turnaround by both them and the Broncos.

Pittsburgh Steelers v New York Giants Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to go 2-0 to start their season for the first time since 2017. After a balanced victory against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, the Steelers lose a day of preparation as they get ready to take on the Denver Broncos this coming Sunday. But with a MNF doubleheader to start the season, the Broncos are in the same boat as they fell to the Tennessee Titans in the late game.

Can Steelers continue to run the ball like they did against the Giants? Will their defense be able to shut down Denver’s rushing attack like they did to Saquon Barkley?

When it comes to the betting lines for Sunday’s game, the following information is the current consensus spread and over/under for the Steelers this week as reported by oddsshark.com. These numbers were recently adjusted based on both team’s performance on Monday.


Game Info: Week 2

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Betting line: -7.5

Over/under: 41.5

Last Regular Season Meeting: Steelers (L) 17-24 vs Broncos

Win streak: 2 game DEN

Last 3 Meetings: PIT 1 - 2 DEN

Last 10 Meetings: PIT 3 - 7 DEN


The opening line on the game was at -5 when the schedule was released in May. With both team’s games from Monday along with the injury to Von Miller which has caused a slight shift, the Steelers are now favored by more than a touchdown.

Being favored on Sunday, the Steelers have a current moneyline of -350 to win the game straight up, which is the equivalent of 2/7 odds. So a $20 bet placed on the Steelers over the Broncos would have a payout of $25.71 ($5.71 plus the original $20 bet). The Broncos have a current moneyline of +285, or 57/20 odds. Therefore the same $20 bet placed on Denver to win straight up would have a payout of $77 ($57 pus the original $20 bet) .

According to Oddsshark.com, the Steelers are 1-4 straight up in their last 5 games against the AFC West as well as being 1-4-1 against the spread the last 6 times they have faced any AFC team. The Steelers also have gone OVER in 9 of their last 13 games against Denver and have gone OVER the last 5 home games against the Broncos.

If looking at the futures bets, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl vary from 20/1 to 25/1. They have odds to win the AFC Championship of 12/1 odds. As for winning the AFC North, the Steelers are currently at 17/5 odds behind Baltimore at 10/21 odds. The Browns are next at 13/2 odds with Cincinnati coming in at the bottom at 20/1 odds to win the AFC North.