Steelers a home underdog for only the 2nd time in almost 3 years
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first game of the season Monday. The professional sports handicappers aren’t impressed that it will be enduring.
For just the second time since Week 7 of the 2016 season, the Steelers are a home underdog. According to www.BetOnline.ag, the Baltimore Ravens are 3 ½-point favorites for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Steelers at Heinz Field. Per BetOnline, before this week, the only time since mid-2016 the Steelers were underdogs at home was last season’s Week 15 game against the New England Patriots.
The Steelers won that game, 17-10. But they lost to the Patriots as a 7 ½-point home underdog on Oct. 23, 2016, when a Landry Jones-led Steelers team lost, 27-16.
The Steelers were underdogs for consecutive home games in 2015, too — when Mike Vick was the starter after a Roethlisberger injury. The Steelers lost, 23-20, in overtime to 3-point favorite Baltimore on Oct. 1, 2015, and they beat the Arizona Cardinals 17 days later as 5 ½-point underdog (Jones replaced Vick in that game to lead a comeback).
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .