Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Betting Tips 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Heinz Field is the site where Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Seattle opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 46.5. The Seahawks are 1-0-0 ATS and 0-1-0 when betting on the total. The Steelers are 0-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
In the last game they played, the Seattle Seahawks played the Cincinnati Bengals and earned the victory by a score of 21-20. Running the show from under center for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 14/20 with 196 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Chris Carson paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 21 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He ran for a total of 46 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per run. DK Metcalf led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 89 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 22.3 yards per reception in the game.
The Seahawks come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. They are a low scoring offensive team among NFC West teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they currently sit at 15th among NFC teams and 29th in the league with 233 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Seahawks have compiled a total of 2 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 21 points per contest, putting them 20th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 72 yards on the ground per game which is 4th in the NFC.
The Seahawks have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 20 points per game which has them at 6th in the conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Seattle is allowing 34 yards per contest putting them 1st in the division and 4th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.4 yards per carry putting them 3rd among NFC teams and 4th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 72 rushing yards through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Seahawks have allowed 395 yards. Teams are completing 68.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt. They have allowed 2 passing TDs and 0 rushing touchdowns.
The last time they played, the Pittsburgh Steelers went up against the New England Patriots and lost 33-3. Leading the way at QB for the Steelers was Ben Roethlisberger who went 27/47 with 276 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 interception on the day. James Conner led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 5 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 21 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 2.1 yards per tote. JuJu Smith-Schuster was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 78 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per catch during the game.
The Steelers head into this game 0-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Steelers have one of the most lackluster offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Steelers currently sit at 4th among AFC North teams and 31st out of all the teams in the league averaging 3 points per game. Pittsburgh needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 32 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 30th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 32 yards rushing through 1 contest, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Steelers average 308 yards per contest overall which has them at 24th in the league and 14th in the AFC.
The Steelers are allowing 33 points per game which puts them at 3rd among AFC North teams and 28th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the least effective units in the league. They are giving up 366 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Steelers sit in 14th in the conference. They have conceded 3 passing touchdowns this season. In regard to points given up, they have given up 33 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 99 yards per game which puts them at 15th in the NFL and 3rd among AFC North teams. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 99 yards on the ground and 0 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seahawks +3
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