October 17, 2021 8:20 p.m. EDT
The line: Pittsburgh Steelers -4.5 / Seattle Seahawks +4.5; Over / Under: 42.5
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The The Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks face off in Sunday Night Football (SNF) in NFL Week 6 action at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Seattle Seahawks need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for a win to return to a record .500.
The Seattle Seahawks have won five of their last six road games. Geno Smith completed 58.8% of his passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have 773 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while Freddie Swain has 10 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks’ rushing game is averaging 104 yards per game, and Chris Carson is leading 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 completed 63.6% of his passes for 1,286 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson have 646 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Najee Harris has 28 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rushing game is averaging 73.6 yards per game, 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 an interception.
The Seahawks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 overall. The Steelers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as favorites. The under is 4-1 in the Seahawks’ last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the Steelers’ last 5 games overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in his last 6 meetings.
The Seattle Seahawks have been a faltering team all season, especially in defense, where they are 32nd in total defense, 31st in run defense and 22nd in scoring defense. Moving from Russell Wilson to Geno Smith as 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 get hit or miss Big Ben’s play, but the defense has been respectable and they’re generally tough at home. I need more points to consider these Seahawks on the road, given who the quarterback is. I’m gonna catch the Steelers with a touchdown.
Randy Chambers Free Pick:
Steelers de Pittsburgh -4.5