Seattle Seahawks (2-3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3)
October 17, 2021 8:20 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -4.5 / Seattle Seahawks +4.5; Over/Under: 42.5
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks square off in Sunday Night Football (SNF) in week 6 NFL action at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Seattle Seahawks need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Pittsburgh Steelers look for a win to get back to a .500 record.
The Seattle Seahawks have won five of their last six road games. Geno Smith is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have combined for 773 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while Freddie Swain has 10 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 104 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 232 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 25.2 points and 450.8 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 58 tackles, Darrell Taylor has four sacks and Quandre Diggs has two interceptions.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won eight of their last 11 home games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,286 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson have combined for 646 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Najee Harris has 28 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 73.6 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 307 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 22.4 points and 361 yards per game. Minkah Fitzpatrick leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 38 tackles, TJ Watt has five sacks and Terrell Edmunds has one interception.
The Seahawks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Steelers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in Seahawks last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Seattle Seahawks have been a shaky team all season, especially on defense, where they’re 32nd in total defense, 31st in run defense and 22nd in scoring defense. Going from Russell Wilson to Geno Smith at quarterback doesn’t help matters for the Seahawks overall. The Pittsburgh Steelers are still a struggling offensive team that can’t run the ball and gets hit or miss play from Big Ben, but the defense has been respectable and they’re usually a tough out at home. I need more points to consider these Seahawks on the road, given who the quarterback is. I’ll grab the Steelers by a touchdown.