A pair of 2-3 teams will meet up to close out a busy Sunday slate of NFL action when the Seattle Seahawks head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.
Many of the storylines in the lead-up to this contest have centred around Seattle being without star QB Russell Wilson. Following a hand injury, Wilson will be sidelined for the next few weeks, and it’ll be Geno Smith filling the void in the meantime. That is quite the downgrade for a Seattle team with playoff aspirations, but Smith did look solid in limited action last week.
Meanwhile for the Steelers, it’s been a roller-coaster year to date for Mike Tomlin’s group. They’ve struggled with consistency, and though Big Ben Roethlisberger is likely past his best football, the Steelers still have an intriguing assortment of talented gambreakers on both sides of the football.
With both clubs in dire need of a victory and some prolonged fortune, this Sunday Night clash should definitely bring the intrigue. For more insight, analysis, and team news, continue reading on for the latest odds, trends, and betting data to help you make an informed decision. Enjoy the Seahawks vs. Steelers, folks!
When Seattle plays in Pittsburgh tonight, Seahawks’ quarterback Geno Smith will make his first NFL start in 1413 days – almost four years. pic.twitter.com/SxqukKwPbL
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2021
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Live Odds & Betting History
*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag
|Points Per Game||24.2||18.6|
|Points Against Per Game||25.4||22.4|
|Passing Yards Per Game||247.0||246.0|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||104.2||73.8|
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction
With Russell Wilson out injured and eying a Week 10 return, it’ll be up to former highly touted QB Geno Smith to fill in his absence.
Last week Smith looked fairly solid against a stout Rams’ stop unit, a good sign that we might see a new and improved version of the athletic quarterback. The Steelers can likely apply some pressure with TJ Watt and Cam Heyward, but Smith is a capable runner and will rely on a conservative gameplan, and gamebreaking talents like Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
Also worth noting is the fact that Seattle will also be devoid of their starting running back in Chris Carson, who recently went on the IR. Alex Collins will be the featured back, and that’s likely not the best news for Smith, who may need to rely on his run game a fair bit in this one.
For Pittsburgh, it’s hard to count on them doing much of anything on offense, despite some elite-level talents at the running back and receiver positions. Their offensive line can’t block or protect at all, and Ben Roethlisberger is clearly on his final days in the NFL. He’s good for a mistake per game at this point in his career, and though Seattle doesn’t typically generate much of a pass rush, against this O-Line, they should be able to get after Big Ben.
Ben Roethlisberger says the offensive line had a really good day: “I don’t know what or how they did it but I’m really happy for them.” #Steelers
— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) October 10, 2021
Seahawks vs. Steelers Trends To Know:
- Seahawks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as a road underdog.
- Seahawks are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog.
- Steelers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
- Steelers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Under is 7-1 in Seahawks last 8 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 8-0 in Steelers last 8 games in Week 6.
Even without Russell Wilson, the number on this line isn’t one I fully understand. Pittsburgh is an abysmal group with Roethlisberger right now, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Geno Smith outplay him here in Week 6. Seattle can win their respective matchups at the line of scrimmage, and if Smith can hit his targets of Lockett and Metcalf, they stand a good shot at the upset victory.