The Seahawks visit Heinz Field in Pittsburgh this evening to face the Steelers as both 2-3 teams look to get back to .500 on the season. Pittsburgh enters tonight's game as -5 point favorites at home with a total of 42.5 at WynnBET SPortsbook.
The Seahawks lost 26-17 to the Rams last week but lost more than just the game. Quarterback Russell Wilson went on IR with a finger injury ad did Chris Carson with a neck injury. After replacing the injured Wilson, quarterback Geno Smith completed 10 of 17 passes for 131 passing yards, one touchdown, and an interception. Both Wilson and Carson are expected to return in Week 10.
The Steelers held off the Broncos in Week 5, winning 27-19. Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a decent game, throwing for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Pittsburgh’s rookie running back Najee Harris collected 122 yards and a touchdown on the ground on 23 carries.
Now that we know where both of these three underperforming teams stand, here are three prop bets to take in Seahawks vs. Steelers, with odds courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Najee Harris OVER 74.5 Rushing Yards (-125)
Seattle’s defense has allowed plenty of rushing yards to opposing running backs. After being thrashed by Titans’ running back Derrick Henry in Week 2 for 182 rushing yards, the Seahawks allowed 124 rushing yards to Alexander Mattison of the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, 89 rushing yards to rookie Trey Sermon of the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4, and 82 rushing yards to Darrell Henderson of the Rams in Week 5.
Harris is averaging 61.4 rushing yards per game, but as a three-down running back, he should get the volume to go over 74.5 rushing yards against Seattle’s defense.
Geno Smith OVER 1.5 Touchdown Passes (+145)
Smith replaced the injured Wilson last week and while Smith can’t fill Wilson’s shoes, he should do fine with receiving options such as Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
Pittsburgh allowed just one touchdown pass to Josh Allen in Week 1, but have allowed two or more touchdown passes from every quarterback since.
The Steelers’ passing defense is leaky, and Smith will be throwing quite a bit with starting running back Chris Carson on the sidelines.
Ben Roethlisberger OVER 257.5 Passing Yards (-125)
Roethlisberger is averaging 257.2 passing yards per game this season, about even with his passing yards prop for this week.
The Seahawks are allowing 321.6 passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks, so Roethlisberger has a good opportunity to have a better than average day in the box score.
Pittsburgh will be without wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, but have enough options in the passing game to hurt this porous Seattle secondary.