Seahawks vs. Steelers: Odds, Spread, Over/Under and Prediction for NFL Week 6

Najee Harris has been a bright spot for the Steelers offense this season.
Najee Harris has been a bright spot for the Steelers offense this season. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers have been two of the more puzzling teams so far this NFL season, and now they’ll face each other in a Week 6 matchup which will help decide if either team can be a true contender.

Both teams are 2-3 and can’t afford to drop to 2-4, as they both play in the strongest divisions in their respective conferences.

The Seahawks will enter the game coming off some extra rest. They played on Thursday night in Week 5, falling to the Rams 26-17. Even worse than the loss was that the Seahawks have lost quarterback Russell Wilson for several weeks due to a fractured finger. Geno Smith will take over as the team's starting quarterback.

The Steelers got back in the win column in Week 5 by taking down the Broncos 27-19.

The Sunday Night Football showdown is a Super Bowl 40 rematch, when Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers to their first Super Bowl victory since 1980.

Let’s take a look at the odds for the interconference matchup courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Seahawks vs Steelers Spread, Odds, and Total


Seahawks +4.5 (-110)

Steelers -4.5 (-110)


Seahawks +180

Steelers -210


42.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Seahawks vs Steelers Betting Trends

  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Seahawks last five games.
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in the Seahawks last seven games.
  • Seahawks are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Steelers.
  • The UNDER is 7-1 in the Steelers last eight games vs NFC opponents.
  • Steelers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against NFC West opponents.

Seahawks vs Steelers Prediction and Pick

Despite their 2-3 record, the Seahawks continue to boast one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL and I’ll continue to back them until they prove otherwise. They rank third in the league in yards per play at 6.5, which is in stark contrast to the Steelers stagnant offense which ranks 23rd in that statistic, averaging only 5.2.

Seattle is also first in yards per pass attempt at 9.3 while the Steelers are 20th in opponent passing yards per game, giving up an average of 260.6.

I'm aware of that Geno Smith will take over as quarterback from Russell Wilson, and that will have an effect on the offense, but I always feel like the betting lines overreact when there's an injury to a star player. Will they be as good as they are with Wilson? No, but Geno Smith is a very capable backup.

He went 10-for-17 against the Rams when he was thrown in the game, and I expect him to play even better now that he'll have over a week to prepare.

The Seahawks defense certainly isn’t going to shut anyone out, but their offense is more than explosive enough to keep up with Big Ben and the Steelers offense. I’ll back Seattle getting the 4.5 points on the road.

Pick: Seahawks +4.5

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