At the beginning of the season, Hysteria and rage have already taken over the Steel City. Pittsburgh suffered a horrible betting on NFL humiliation at New England in a classic case of being put in their place. Coming off a failure to make the playoffs last year the Steelers have no margin of error with their fans. While Pittsburgh doesn’t fire coaches and is the model of stability head coach Mike Tomlin has to be feeling the heat. By contrast, the Seahawks held off the Bengals for a week one triumph. Now Seattle faces the desperate Steelers.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
|Date and Time:||Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Seahawks vs. Steelers TV Coverage:||FOX|
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Overview
Last week Seattle failed to cover at the sportsbook in a 21-20 win over Cincinnati as 9.5-point chalks. Quarterback Russell Wilson proved the worth of his big new contract with 196 yards and two touchdowns passing. Of great concern is a defense that was lit up for 395 yards passing. Specifically, Pittsburgh was annihilated 33-3 on NBC Sunday Night Football at New England. The Steelers rushed for only 32 yards. Meanwhile, Tom Brady passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns on the Rusty Steel Defense. It was a debacle of performance in every way. Gamblers are now leery.
Key Seahawks: QB Russell Wilson (70% COMP, 196 YDS, 9.8 AVG, 2 TD, 0 INT, 134.6), RB Chris Carson (15 RSH, 46 YDS, 3.1 YPC, 1 TD, 6 REC, 35 YDS, 5.8 YPC, 1 TD), WR DK METCALF (4 REC, 89 YDS, 0 TD)
Key Steelers: QB Ben Roethlisberger (57% COMP, 276 YDS, 5.9 AVG, 0 TD, 1 INT, 65.6 RTG), RB James Conner (10 RSH, 21 YDS, 2.1 YPC, 0 TD, 4 REC, 44 YDS, 11.0 YPC, 0 TD), WR JuJu Smith Schuster (6 REC, 78 YDS, 13.0 YPC, 0 TD)
Seattle Vs. Pittsburgh Against the spread
The Seahawks are:
- 4-3-1 against the spread away from home
- 5-3 over the total in their last 8 road tilts
- 1-3 with the line in their last 4 games vs. Pittsburgh
- 2-5 under the total in their series with the Steelers
- 1-4-3 vs. the line at AFC North teams
- 1-3 under the total at the AFC North
The Steelers are:
- 8-1 on the board at home against the NFC West
- 1-4 under the total when hosting the NFC West
- 4-2 against the spread at Heinz Field
- 7-3 over the total in their last 10 home matchups
- 3-1 with the odds at home against Seattle
- 1-3 under the total when hosting the Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Bet on NFL Picks
On this occasion, the Steelers have a home opener in front of angry fans without betting on NFL credibility. Counter to that is a Seattle team that is riding high after an opening day win. However, the Steelers are not as bad as their week one performance may indicate. They will have a motivational advantage to show they are a contender. As was previously noted Seattle has struggled to get the money against Pittsburgh.
Seahawks vs. Steelers Bet on NFL Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers
Seahawks vs. Steelers Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Steelers 27, Seahawks 20
Check out Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s comments after the loss at New England.