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Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers 10/17/21 - NFL Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks Odds & Info

Game Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks
Date & Time Sunday October 17, 2021, 8:20 PM (EDT)
Location
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Latest odds
PIT -4 ; O/U 43.5
TV Channel
NBC

The Seattle Seahawks visit Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on NFL Sunday Night Football. Seattle is 2-3 following a 26-17 loss on Thursday Night Football to the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks not only lost the game but lost their star quarterback Russell Wilson for between 4 and 8 weeks with an injured finger on his throwing hand that required surgery. 

With Russell Wilson sidelined, the leading passer for Seattle is Geno Smith with 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The leading rusher is Chris Carson with 232 yards and three touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Tyler Lockett with 390 yards and three touchdowns and DK Metcalf has 383 yards receiving and five touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Bobby Wagner has a team-high 26 tackles and defensive end Darrell Taylor has a team-high 4.0 quarterback sacks.

Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 2-3 with a 27-19 victory at home over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns while running back Najee Harris rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown. The Steelers gained 391 yards of total offense and held Denver to 374 yards of total offense.

Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 1,286 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. The Steelers signal-caller has been sacked 11 times. Najee Harris is the leading rusher with 307 yards and two touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Chase Claypool with 341 yards and one touchdown reception. On defense, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is the leading tackler with 38, while linebacker TJ Watt is the leader in quarterback sacks with 5.0.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Seahawks last 7 on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Steelers last 5

Free NFL Pick:

under 43.5

Pittsburgh will pick up a victory at home against short-handed Seattle, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in four of Pittsburgh’s last five and in six of Seattle's last seven played on the road. Seattle will be playing without its star quarterback Russell Wilson and Pittsburgh is allowing an average of only 22.4 points per game. Pittsburgh struggles putting points on the board, scoring an average of only 18.8 points per game. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Steelers win but our best play is UNDER 23-16.

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