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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks Pick and Preview

DK Metcalf

Non-Conference NFL Matchups

Point Spread: Seahawks -3.5 | Total Points: 41

Coming into this week’s AFC matchup vs the Seahawks, the Steelers have an above .500 record at 8-7. The Steelers had the Bengals as their opponent in week 16. This game ended in a 34-11 win for the Steelers. Heading into the game, the Steelers were 2.5-point underdogs. With the straight-up win, they also covered the spread. The team, in conjunction with Cincinnati, combined for 45 points, surpassing the over/under line of 39.

Overall, the Seahawks have an above .500 record at 8-7. Helping their cause is the fact that they are in the midst of a two-game winning streak. In NFC action, the team is 6-5. In their most recent game, the Seahawks picked up a 20-17 win over the Titans. In terms of the point spread, the Seahawks were favored by 3, resulting in an ATS push. The under-hit in the Seahawks’ most recent game was as the teams combined for 37 points. The line going into the game was 42.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks History

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Seahawks are averaging 29 points per game, compared to the Steelers at 26. These figures have led to Seattle posting a record of 2-1.

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 13 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Seattle has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 23 points per game while allowing 28. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-0-1.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Steelers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Seattle has an ATS mark of 3-5-2 while going 8-2 straight up.

Notable Injuries

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Kenny Pickett – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Elandon Roberts – Pectoral (Questionable)
  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick – Knee (Questionable)
  • Damontae Kazee – Suspended (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Trenton Thompson – Neck (Questionable)
  • Isaac Seumalo – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Najee Harris – Knee (Questionable)

Seattle Seahawks

  • Jason Peters – Foot (Questionable)
  • Nick Bellore – Knee (Questionable)
  • Mario Edwards Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Noah Fant – Knee (Questionable)
  • Dre’Mont Jones – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Kenneth Walker III – Shoulder/illness (Questionable)
  • Anthony Bradford – Elbow (Questionable)
  • Jake Bobo – Knee (Questionable)
  • Leonard Williams – Ankle (Probable)
  • Damien Lewis – Neck (Questionable)
  • Tre Brown – Heel (Probable)
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba – Knee (Questionable)
  • Abraham Lucas – Knee (Probable)
  • LaTrell Bumphus – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Andrew Whitaker – Knee (Out)
  • Joshua Onujiogu – Elbow (Out)
  • Devon Witherspoon – Hip (Questionable)
  • Drake Thomas – Knee (Out)
  • Jerrick Reed II – Knee (Out)
  • Mike Morris – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jamal Adams – Knee (Questionable)
  • Uchenna Nwosu – Pectoral (Out)
  • Frank Clark – Illness (Questionable)
  • Phil Haynes – Toe (Out)
  • Bryan Mone – Knee (Out)
  • Jordyn Brooks – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Dee Eskridge – Ribs (Questionable)

Keys To Victory: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh offense is currently ranked 25th in the league, averaging 17.1 points per contest. An interesting note heading into the game is the fact that Pittsburgh is a below-average unit in passing yards per game. Yet, they have put together one of the better yards per completion figures in the NFL at 9.6 YPC. Pittsburgh comes in with an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 26.8 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 16th in the league.

Keys To Victory: Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks come in with an average of 21.3 points per game on offense, which has them 17th in the NFL. Geno Smith has thrown 17 touchdowns so far this season, placing him 9th among quarterbacks. His total passing yards of 3145 also ranks him 16th in his position. A major problem for this year’s Seattle offense is their lack of production in the run game. Per attempt, the team is averaging just 4 yards per attempt. Overall, they are the 28th-ranked team in yards per game.

Betting Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Steelers have a straight-up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 13 points per game in these contests.
  • Seattle has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 23 points per game while allowing 28. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-0-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Steelers have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Pittsburgh posted a straight-up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
  • Against the spread, the Seahawks have put together 0-1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-0 straight up.


  • Seattle Seahawks 23 – Pittsburgh Steelers 17
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