The NFL Sports Betting Lines are out and with that my NFL Picks too, and one of the best players in the league will be back in the lineup Sunday. Should Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers be your pick this
weekend?

That’s right, after serving a four game suspension for off the field problems, Roethlisberger is back in action. Although he has yet to play in 2010, we all know what “Big Ben,” is capable of, as he’s led the Steelers to two Super Bowl wins.

Luckily for Roethlisberger, he won’t have to do things alone, thanks to one of the fact that Pittsburgh is maybe the most balanced team in the NFL. They can run the ball, and their defense is second to none.

Starting with the running game, back Rashard Mendenhall has done an excellent job asserting himself through four games. The third year player out of Illinois has rushed for 411 yards and four touchdowns on the season, and has had two 100 yard rushing games. Defensively, the Steelers have their usual “Steel Curtain,” defense up, as they rank in the No. 1 in the NFL in scoring defense, allowing just 12.5 points per game. Even better is the No. 1 ranked rushing defense, which allows just 62 yards on the ground per game.

That is bad news if you’re a Browns fan looking to wager on the NFL Sports Betting Line in this one. The Browns might have trouble moving the ball on this solid Steelers defense, especially since they like to run the ball so much. The star of this offense is running back Peyton Hillis, who has emerged from no where in his first year in Cleveland. So far he has rushed 350 yards on the season, and has had two 100
yard games in his last three contests. However, Hillis has a tough quad injury, and looks like he’ll be a game-time decision Sunday.

Still, what this game comes down to is the quarterbacks, and really, who knows what to expect from either. Roethlisberger hasn’t played a down in the 2010 regular season, and Cleveland’s Jake Delhomme is coming off the worst performance of his season. Last weekend he completed just 13 passes for 97 yards, and two interceptions.

Regardless, there’s only one team to back in this weekend’s NFL Sports Betting Lines. Take the Steelers.

Simply put, it’s hard to see this Browns offense being able to move the ball on this incredible Pittsburgh defense, one that has given up a touchdown or less in two of their four games. With the Browns scoring just 15 points per game, this line seems about right. It’s going to be a blowout.

In the end, it doesn’t matter whether Ben Roethlisberger or any of his backups were playing quarterback for the Steelers this weekend, Pittsburgh’s going to win big. Make the Steelers your NFL Sports Betting Pick today!

NFL Sports Betting Pick: Pittsburgh -13 ½