When the Seahawks travel to enjoy the Steelers in the penultimate recreation of NFL 7 days 6 on “Sunday Night Soccer” (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC), it will be the initially time in virtually 10 season they will be quarterbacked by a person other than Russell Wilson. Wilson, who hadn’t skipped a start due to the fact his rookie period of 2012, experienced to have surgical procedures to restore the middle finger on his appropriate throwing hand following having harm on Thursday evening in opposition to the Rams in Week 5.
That implies Geno Smith, former Jets starter, will get the chance to consider to get Seattle (2-3) in excess of .500. At the exact same time, having difficulties Ben Roethlisberger will do his most effective to pull Pittsburgh (2-3) even in the standings.
Here’s everything to know about betting on Steelers vs. Seahawks in Week 6, which include updated odds, traits and our prediction for “Sunday Night time Football.”
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Steelers vs. Seahawks odds for ‘Sunday Night Football’
- Unfold: Steelers by 5.5
- In excess of/beneath: 42.5
- Moneyine: Seahawks +194, Steelers -235
(betting odds for every FanDuel Sportsbook)
The Steelers started out the week as 4.5-issue favorites so there is been some expansion there knowing there will be a large amount of action on the dwelling group versus a Wilson-significantly less checking out group touring a considerably distance. The level complete is small centered on Pittsburgh grinding absent the video game and Seattle not acquiring the similar firepower.
Steelers vs. Seahawks all-time sequence
The Seahawks, a previous AFC crew, hold the 10-9 edge. They got the lead with a 39-30 victory more than the Steelers at household in 2015 adopted by a 28-26 escape in Pittsburgh in 2019. Most notably, the teams satisfied in Super Bowl 40, when the Steelers gained 21-10. Seattle has the two-video game winning streak. Prior to then, Pittsburgh experienced received 3 straight.
3 trends to know
—59 per cent of spread bettors like the Seahawks to continue to keep matters nearer than the amount as road night underdogs
—62 p.c of above/less than bettors consider the complete is as well small provided some of the extensive receiver stars close to the constrained quarterbacks.
—The Seahawks are 6-4 straight up but only 4-6 from the unfold in their previous 10 game titles. The whole has gone in excess of only a few periods in that span. The Steelers are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their past 10 online games. They have strike the over in half of all those games.
Three factors to observe
“The Najee Harris Exhibit”
The Steelers employed a to start with-round decide on the very well-rounded Alabama workhorse to get back to centering their offense close to the hurrying assault. It really is been slow but he is been effective at to start with as an outlet receiver before busting out as a runner with blocking enable. He’s maximizing each individual lawn readily available and is a pressure in the crimson zone, too. This could be a awesome key-time pro showcase for a back who was the huge college highlight.
Will DK Metcalf issue?
Wilson was uncanny in pushing the ball downfield this time. His absence will damage Metcalf on the perimeter and deep, supplied the Steelers’ powerful move hurry and getting superior outdoors cornerback enjoy. The Seahawks need to have to move Metcalf close to to get a respectable matchup so Smith can get the ball to him in essential places for chunk gains.
Pete Carroll vs. Mike Tomlin
This is a promising coaching struggle between two venerable Tremendous Bowl winners. Each teams require a get terribly and hope Carroll to pull out all the stops to try to pull off a shorthanded shocker. Tomlin will anticipate his workforce to pounce on a considerably weaker crew without Wilson and use the sport to provide another comprehensive exertion.
Stat that issues
145.2. That’s how quite a few dashing yards for every sport on regular the Seahawks’ protection has permitted by means of 5 game titles this period. Harris loved the initial 100-property dashing game of his profession final 7 days, burning the Broncos for 122. The Steelers’ offensive line is playing superior and they will be relentless in offering Harris quantity immediately after he is tallied 405 scrimmage yards on 106 touches (21-furthermore for each activity) so considerably.
Steelers vs. Seahawks prediction
No Wilson adjustments every little thing in the Seattle offense. Gone is the proficiency in throwing the ball deep and it also hurts that the managing recreation is shorthanded devoid of Carson. The Steelers are susceptible versus the slot and short passing video game, but Smith to Lockett there typically won’t assist the Seahawks significantly. Roethlisberger plays nicely ample against a weak protection as Harris operates the dwelling workforce to 2nd 50 % runaway.
Steelers 31, Seahawks 20