The Seattle Seahawks (+5, +192) are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers (-5, -221) this Sunday at 8:20 PM EDT. The over / under is set at 42.5.
The Seahawks played last weekend, losing to the Rams in a 26-17 blowout. The Steelers also played last Sunday, when they beat the Broncos 27-19.
The last time these two teams played was on September 15, 2019 when the Seahawks beat the Steelers 28-26. In that game, the Seahawks were +4 and covered the spread. Likewise, the total for that game was set at 47.0 and went over by 7.0 points.
The biggest storyline surrounding this game is the absence of quarterback Russel Wilson. He had been one of the most durable quarterbacks prior to the injury last weekend, making 149 consecutive regular-season starts. As of now, Wilson will miss at least 3 games. Backup Geno Smith will take over in the interim. It should be noted that starting running back Chris Carson will also be out.
At 2-3 this season, the Seahawks are trending downward. They go into this matchup against the Steelers as underdogs, which is going to be enticing to the public. The Steelers at 2-3 are ailing as well, with receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster sitting this one out due to injury. The emergence of rookie Najee Harris has given the Steelers a new weapon to focus on with the receiving core running thin.
Seattle’s defense will need to be exceptional and pressure aging quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The public is certainly expecting the Seahawks to keep Big Ben at bay, as the total opened at 48 and has been bet down to 42.5
• The Seahawks are 34-10-1 straight up in their last 45 prime-time games
• The Steelers struggle on Sunday Night Football, going 1-8 against the spread in their last 9 games
• The Seahawks are 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 games as an underdog
We’re going with hot Shark player anonymous33 and taking Seattle Seahawks (+192). Huge value on the moneyline here, and while the Seahawks are banged up, the Steelers do not appear as much of a threat.
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