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Football Gambling on Ultimate Question From Pittsburgh

Football gambling always has its share of surprises both in the weekly NFL betting results and with the teams that emerge from nowhere into contention such as Baltimore last year.

Football gambling also has teams that are already established but that could be even better in the NFL betting season that follows.  The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of those teams.  The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been one of the most popular teams in all of football gambling and that only figures to continue and grow as they are the defending world champions and an attractive NFL betting commodity.

Normally that would mean that the Steelers would also be an expensive football gambling proposition and a team that is ripe for overlays but that may not be the case in the 2009 football gambling season.

Last year Pittsburgh went all the way despite inconsistent play from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who finished the season with an uncharacteristically low football gambling performance in which he had just an 80.1 quarterback rating with a 17/15 touchdown/interception ratio.

Incredibly enough, however, in the playoffs Roethlisberger picked up his play and finished the football gambling post season with a much improved 91.6 quarterback rating and a 3/1 touchdown/interception ratio.

That leads to the ultimate football gambling question regarding the Steelers for 2009: Which “Big Ben” will emerge?  If the Roethlisberger of the post season consistently shows up for the 2009 football gambling season the Steelers will be close to unbeatable as they have football’s greatest defense.

If, on the other hand, he goes back to his sloppy play of the 2008 regular season then Pittsburgh will likely fall into that overlay category that they want to avoid.  Under most circumstances a defending Super Bowl champion is “public enemy number one” as they attract so much attention from the street that they lose all potential value.

But in the case of Pittsburgh and Roethlisberger the Steelers may actually bring added value for 2009 depending on how the QB performs.

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