Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won eight of their last nines games enroot to the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.  The Steelers return to the Super Bowl only two years after beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in February of 2009.  There is no other team in the NFL that embodies nding a way to win better than the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Steelers are vying for their third Lombardi Trophy in six years.

The Steelers have played five of their last six games at home; with the sole exception being a 41-9 win as a nine-point road favorite against the Cleveland Browns.  The Steelers defense was ranked No. 1 in points allowed, only giving up 14.5 points per game and in rushing yards allowing only 62.8 yards per game. Pittsburgh is will certainly be challenged by Green Bays passing attack, but having top-notch ability to stop the run will limit the Packers in short-yardage situations.

Pittsburghs offense has faced their share of third-down spots in the postseason, moving the chains at a league-best 52 percent.  This success raye was extremely important in beating the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets, two teams that certainly have great defenses, but the Steelers were able to defeat both.

Last season the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 37-36.  Ben Roethlisberger threw for an amazing 503 yards in the came and threw a game-winning touchdown to Mike Wallace as time expired in the game.

In the last 10 postseason games played by the Pittsburgh Steelers they have won against the spread in nine of them.  That trend is certainly hard to ignore before placing a bet on the Super Bowl.  Despite their recent success against the spread in the playoffs, they are still a 2.5-point underdog.  As an underdog this year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won three of their four games.  Additionally, two of those games were on the road.

Personally, I see the spread going down to around a pickem before the kickoff.  If you are thinking about taking the Steelers I recommend putting in your bet sooner than later to get the most value.  Be sure to log-on to sportsbook.com to place you wagers on the big game.

January 29, 2011 by : Posted in NFL, Sportsbook No Comments

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