The Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans probably can’t wait for the 2021 NFL season to start. It’s the only way they can erase the bitter memory of a once-promising season. After a historic 11-0 start, the Steelers stumbled to an 1-4 finish. Then, they were eliminated in the AFC Wild Card by the Cleveland Browns.
The Steelers 2021 schedule is set and Pennsylvania sports betting apps have 2021 NFL betting lines available for early season games. In terms of strength of schedule, the Black and Yellow should steel themselves for what’s ahead. Based on their opponent’s 2020 win percentage (.572), the Steelers have the hardest schedule.
In addition to betting lines for regular season games, PA online sportsbooks have futures odds for conferences, divisions, and the winner of the Super Bowl in 2022.
2021 Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 lines
Pennsylvania online sportsbooks have the Steelers as 6.5-point underdogs when they visit the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. At DraftKings, the Steelers are +220 on the moneyline with the total points line at 50. See updated Steelers Week 1 lines below.
Steelers 2021 Week 2 odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Los Vegas Raiders in Week 2 on Sept. 19. The Steelers are 5.5-point favorites and -240 on the moneyline.
Steelers 2021 Week 13 odds
DraftKings also has betting lines for the Steelers Week 13 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers are 2.5 underdogs at home and +125 on the moneyline.
2021 NFL Week 1 lines
The 2021 NFL schedule starts on Sept. 9 when the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6.5) host the Dallas Cowboys. Currently, the San Francisco 49ers (-7.5) are the biggest Week 1 favorites against the Detroit Lions. See updated NFL Week 1 lines below:
2021 NFL preseason betting lines
Currently, no betting markets for the 2021 NFL preseason have been released. The NFL shortened the preseason from four games to three. The regular season expanded from 16 games to 17.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 preseason schedule
- Aug. 5, 8 p.m.: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Hall of Fame Game)
- Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- Aug. 21, 7:30 pm.: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers 2021/2022 odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers started the 2020 season a franchise-best 11-0. They sputtered at the end of the season to finish 12-4 and the Browns ousted them in the AFC Wild Card.
Sports betting apps put the Steelers win total at 8.5 in the expanded 17-game season.
Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl LVI odds
Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Winner odds
- BetMGM: +2200
- DraftKings: +1800
- Fox Bet: +1700
- FanDuel: +2100
Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North odds
- BetMGM: +400
- DraftKings: +400
- Fox Bet: +375
- FanDuel: +440
Who will win the AFC North in 2021?
The Baltimore Ravens are the favorites at PA online sportsbooks to win the AFC North. BetMGM PA sportsbook has odds on order of finish in the division.
Here are the Steelers odds at BetMGM for where they will finish in the AFC North.
- Win AFC North: +400
- Second: +270
- Third: +100
- Fourth: +575
Pittsburgh Steelers schedule, win totals and playoff chances
Pittsburgh Steelers win totals over/under
- DraftKings: Over 8.5 (-110)/Under 8.5 (-110)
- FanDuel: Over 8.5 (-105)/Under 8.5 (-105)
- Fox Bet: Over 8.5 (-125)/ Under 8.5 (-105)
Pittsburgh Steelers to make playoffs
- DraftKings: Yes (+170)/No (-210)
Pittsburgh Steelers odds to win most/fewest games in regular season
- To win most games (+5000)/To win fewest games (+5000)
Pittsburgh Steelers player props and MVP odds
PA online sportsbooks have betting markets for MVP, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Comeback Player of the Year.
Ben Roethlisberger MVP odds
- BetMGM: +15000
- DraftKings: +10000
- Fox Bet: +11000
- FanDuel: +9000
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive player of the year odds
(odds via DraftKings)
- Najee Harris: +2500
- Ben Roethlisberger: +15000
- JuJu Smith-Schuster: +15000
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive MVP odds
- TJ Watt: +700
- Minkah Fitzpatrick: +3300
- Cameron Heyward: +8000
- Devin Bush: +10000
Najee Harris in the running for Rookie of the Year
In the first round of 2021 NFL Draft with the 24th pick, the Steelers selected Alabama running back Najee Harris who was their projected pick in many mock drafts. The Steelers first four picks in the 2021 all play offense. The emphasis on offense was likely due to the fact that 39-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is nearing the end of his career.
Najee Harris Rookie of the Year odds
- BetMGM: +1100
- DraftKings: +500
- FanDuel: +1300
- Fox Bet: +850
In the second round, the Steelers selected Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth. He is listed at +7500 for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Najee Harris player props
- Rushing yards Over 949.5 (-110)/Under 949.5 (-110)
- Rushing and Receiving Touchdowns Over 8.5 (+105)/Under 5.5 (-125)
- Rushing yards Over 1000.5 (-112)/Under 1000.5 (-112)
- Rushing yards Over 915.5 (-110)/Under 915.5 (-110)
Heinz Field “planning on full capacity”
Steelers President Art Rooney II says they are “planning on full capacity” at Heinz Field for the 2021/2022 NFL season.
After playing in an empty stadium last year, the Steelers should be eager to welcome back fans to Heinz field at full capacity (68,400)
Steelers announced a partnership with sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM on Nov. 24 2020. BetMGM is the storied franchise’s first gaming partner. The partnership between the Steelers and BetMGM makes BetMGM the presenting sponsor of the Steelers Kickoff pregame show, which will be titled Steelers Kickoff Presented by BetMGM.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 season preview
The Steelers tough schedule puts them in prime time five times including two appearances on Monday Night Football.
In 2020, the Steelers’ defense ranked third in the NFL. Big questions surround the Steelers after their late-season collapse and their offensive line.
Steelers key offseason additions
- Signed Trai Turner (G)
- Signed HC Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension
- Resigned Smith-Schuster (WR)
- Signed Tyson Alualu (DE)
Steelers notable offseason subtractions
- Cut David DeCastro (OG)
- Alejandro Villanueva (OT) signed with Ravens
- Maurkice Pouncey (C) retired
- Matt Fieler (OG) signed with Chargers
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