Seattle Seahawks vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 10/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (-5)
The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) will try to beat the Seattle Seahawks (2-3) at Heinz Field on Sunday. Seattle opens this matchup as 5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 52.5.
The Seattle Seahawks step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Seahawks stepped onto the field against the Rams and ended up losing by a score of 26-17. Geno Smith finished 10/17 with 131 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 78.3 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. D.K. Metcalf left with an average of 19.6 yards per reception by notching 98 yards on 5 receptions. Alex Collins led the offense in rushing for the Seahawks with 15 carries for 47 yds (3.1 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 60 plays which converted into 354 yds. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 25 different times and totaled 92 yds, which had them averaging 3.7 yds per attempt. Against the rush, the Seahawks gave up 118 yards on 29 tries, which calculates to 4.1 yds per run allowed. Seattle relinquished 25 pass completions on 37 tries for a total of 358 yds, and a completion percentage of 67.6%.
The Seahawks have racked up 1,755 yards in total for the year. Seattle has a total of 55 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 29 infractions for 235 yds. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Seattle has amassed 11 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 3 times (2 picks and 1 fumble). Offensively they're maintaining an average of 104.0 yards in the run game which is 19th in the league. Concerning putting points on the board, the Seattle Seahawks hold an average of 24.0 points per game.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Seahawks have given up 1,528 yards which has them ranked 30th in the National Football League. They are allowing 305.6 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.0%. Overall, they are conceding 450.8 yards/game which puts them 32nd in the league. They have allowed 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 145.2 yards on the ground per game this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 726 rushing yards through 5 games. The Seahawks rank 22nd in the league in relation to team defense, giving up 25.2 points per game.
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The Steelers step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. In their last game, the Steelers went home victorious with a score of 27-19 against the Broncos. Najee Harris ran the football 23 times for 122 yards, ending the contest with 5.3 yds per carry for Pittsburgh. Chase Claypool was a featured target for the Steelers, hauling in 5 passes for 130 yds (26.0 yds per catch). Ben Roethlisberger (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 253 yards on 15/25 passing while his QB rate was 120.9. He didn't toss any picks and his longest completion was 59 yards. Pittsburgh surrendered 18 rush attempts for 106 yards (5.9 yds per carry). The Steelers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 63.2%, surrendering 268 yds on 24 for 38 through the air. The Steelers finished the game with 391 yards while they ran 61 plays (6.4 yds per play). Pittsburgh rushed for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 147 yards on 35 attempts.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 319.6 yards/contest ranking them 27th in the league. They average 73.6 rushing yards per game and have run for 368 yards for the year. The Pittsburgh offense has racked up 241 penalty yds on 33 infractions, which is 14th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 4 picks while surrendering 2 fumbles and they have earned 61 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Steelers have racked up 1,230 yards through the air along with an average of 246.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 19th in football. When discussing how much they score, the Steelers are sitting 27th in the NFL scoring 18.8 points per contest.
The Steelers are conceding 22.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th of all teams in the league. Pittsburgh has allowed a total of 502 yards rushing (100.4 yards per contest) and 1 touchdown by ground this year. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 260.6 yards/game, ranking them 19th out of all teams. The Steelers defense taken the field for 315 plays, which is 19th in the NFL. Overall, they have given up 112 points in total. Their defense has totaled 4 turnovers (2 fumbles and 2 picks) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks +5
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