On Sunday, December 31st at 4:05 PM ET, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. FOX is carrying television coverage the for game. n
PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Seahawks -3.5
This game will be played at Lumen Field at 4:05 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 23-17 in favor of the Seahawks.
- Our projections have Kenny Pickett finishing with 217.966 passing yards on 20.994/35.039 passing.
- The Seahawks are projected to finish with 332 yards of offense compared to the 286 yards for the Steelers.
Will Pittsburgh Win on the Road?
This week will be the Steelers’ 7th road game of the season. So far, they have put together a record of 3-3 on the road and 5-4 at home. Their overall mark of 8-7 has them sitting 3rd in the AFC-North. Taking a look at the Steelers’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at -2.3. This has resulted in an ATS record of 8-7.
For this season, the Pittsburgh offense has an average of 17.1 points per game, placing them at 25th in the league. So far this season, Pittsburgh’s passing game is 23rd in passing attempts. Their average of 184.2 passing yards per game places them 27th in the NFL rankings.
The Steelers have been running the ball an average of 26.8 times per game and currently hold the 16th spot in the league in rushing yards. Their average yards per rushing attempt is 4.1.
Thus far, the Steelers’ defense has given up an average of 348.2 yards per game and 19.4 points per contest (7th). Going into this game, they’ve allowed a completion percentage of 60.5% and have surrendered 21 passing touchdowns. When it comes to run defense, they rank 20th in the NFL.
Can the Seahawks Offense Score Enough at Home?
In the NFC-West standings, the Seahawks find themselves in 3rd place with a record of 8-7. In the NFC, Seattle is in 7th place as week 17 approaches. Taking a look at the Seahawks’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at -2.1. This has resulted in an ATS record of 8-5-2.
As they enter week 17, the Seahawks offense ranks 17th in the league, averaging 21.3 points per contest. Seattle is currently 15th in passing attempts and are averaging 6.7 yards per attempt (7). At 229.3 passing yards per game, they are 15th in the league.
Seattle comes in with an average of 4 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 22.8 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 28th in the league.
In terms of yards allowed, the Seahawks are 26th in the league while giving up 358.6 yards per contest. Seattle’s defense has allowed 23.5 points per game, placing them 21st in the NFL.