Seattle Seahawks
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Seattle Seahawks
2-3
Seattle Seahawks
Tomorrow
Pittsburgh Steelers
2-3
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks
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PIT Steelers Win -5.0

The Pittsburgh Steelers should not lose to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. The only question is, will they cover. I think they will. Last week for the first time all season they were able to run the football. That was huge. Najee Harris finished with 122 yards and a touchdown and it came against a good run defense in the Denver Broncos. I hate the run game, but it does serve a purpose as Ben Roethlisberger looked a lot better. He completed only 15 passes but they went for 253 yards. The deep ball was back (kind of) and if that’s the case moving forward, the Steelers could be a sneaky good team.

They’ll host the Seahawks who come in basically duct-taped together. With no Russell Wilson, they have little hope of beating the Steelers and their 6th-ranked run defense (DVOA). Geno Smith may have looked serviceable but anyone who has ever seen him play knows that’s a mirage. The second you start to believe he can play is the second he will toss a few INTs to set reality straight. On top of the fact that the Seahawks will struggle to move the ball offensively, their defense is a mess too. Right now Seattle is 25th in total defense (DVOA) and they’ve given up 26+ points 3 different times in 5 games. I don’t think they will score more than 17 themselves this week, so if that happens again, they could get beaten by double digits, or close to it. Take the Steelers.

Steelers -4.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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Seattle Seahawks
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Under 42.5

The number 42.5 is always scary because it doesn’t leave much room for error. Still it’s a little too high for this game. So far this season, Steelers’ games have gone 39, 43, 34, 44 and 46. They’ve played the likes of Josh Allen, Derek Carr, Joe Burrow, Aaron Rodgers and Teddy Bridgewater to arrive at these totals. They’re getting Geno Smith this week.

You would have to think the plan for Pittsburgh offensively is to keep the ball on the ground. There is no reason to sling it all over the yard when you have a guy like Smith leading the other team. If you’re Seattle, you also want to keep the ball on the ground since you have Smith quarterbacking your team. I think the ground game will be borderline effective for each side, which hurts even more because we’ll have time flying off the clock on empty drives. I like this one to go under.

Under 42.5 available at time of  publishing. Playable to under 42.

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