Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers
|Date & Time||Sunday September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -4 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday in NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Seattle Seahawks look for another victory after barely getting by the Cincinnati Bengals in their opener. The Seattle Seahawks have split their last six road games. Russell Wilson is completing 70 percent of his passes for 196 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 13 games. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have combined for 133 receiving yards and one touchdown while Chris Carson has six receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 72 yards per contest, and Carson leads the way with 46 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 20 points and 429 yards per game. Tre Flowers leads the Seattle Seahawks with 10 tackles, Quinton Jefferson has two sacks and Shaquill Griffin has two pass deflections.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need a bounce back performance after getting waxed by the New England Patriots. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won five of their last six home games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 276 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Roethlisberger has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington have combined for 129 receiving yards on eight catches while James Conner has four receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 32 yards per contest, and Conner leads the way with 21 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 33 points and 465 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 11 tackles, Bud Dupree has one sack and Terrell Edmunds has one pass deflection.
The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games in September and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Steelers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Seahawks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and the home team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Seahawks last 10 games overall.
The Seattle Seahawks have covered each of their last six games as an underdog, and three of those covers were outright victories. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite. You can expect both teams to play better than they did in their season opener, and the Steelers are probably the better team when both teams are at their best. However, the Seahawks have thrived in the underdog role the last couple of years and are a quality team you don't want to just give a bunch of points. If this line was a tad shorter I'd probably lean Steelers, but once you start getting above three points, I lean toward the Seahawks on the road.