Seattle Seahawks vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 8/13/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 1
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Steelers (-3)
Acrisure Stadium is the site where the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1 last season) will meet the Seattle Seahawks (7-10 last year) on Saturday. Pittsburgh is 3-point favorites. The over/under is 33.
The Seattle Seahawks ended the year having earned a 7-10 record. In their last contest of last season, the Seahawks went up against the Cardinals and went home with a win by a final score of 38-30. Rashaad Penny was the best rusher for the Seahawks with 23 attempts for 190 yards (8.3 yds per attempt). Tyler Lockett left with an average of 19.6 yards per catch by totaling 98 yds on 5 receptions. Russell Wilson finished 15/26 with 238 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 110.7 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Against the rush, the Seahawks conceded 118 yds on 28 attempts, which calculates to 4.2 yards per rush surrendered. Seattle gave up 28 completions on 39 tries for 187 yds, and a completion rate of 71.8%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 57 plays which converted into 431 yards. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 30 times and accounted for 202 yards, earning them an average of 6.7 yards per attempt.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Seattle Seahawks were sitting at 23.2 PPG. As a unit they averaged 122.0 yds via the ground game, ranking this team 11th in the league. The Seahawks racked up 5,506 total yards for last season. Seattle accumulated 166 1st downs as an offense, and they were hurt by 97 penalties for 803 yds. They gave the ball to the opposition 13 times (7 interceptions and 6 fumbles). Seattle compiled 30 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns.
The Seahawks ranked 12th in the league regarding team defense, conceding 21.5 points per contest. They allowed 3.8 yards per rush on the ground and 113.6 rushing yards per game for the previous year. Overall, they allowed 1,932 yards via the ground game in 17 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Seahawks allowed 4,513 yards which had them sitting in 31st in the league. Over the course of their 17 games played last season, they conceded 265.5 yards per game through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 67.3%. They gave up 379.1 yards/game which ranked them 28th in the NFL. They gave up 24 touchdowns through the air as well as 16 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Steelers ended the season with a 9-7-1 record. The last time they took the field last season, the Steelers walked away with a loss by a score of 42-21 against the Chiefs. Ben Roethlisberger (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 215 yds on 29/44 passing while his quarterback rate was 92.5. He didn't toss any picks and his avg yards per attempt was 4.89 yds. Diontae Johnson was a featured target for the Steelers, bringing in 5 throws for 34 yards (6.8 yds per reception). Najee Harris ran the ball 12 times for 29 yds, finishing the game with 2.4 yds per carry for Pittsburgh. The Steelers finished the game with a total of 257 yds and they ran 66 plays (3.9 yards per play). Pittsburgh ran for 2.8 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 56 yds on 20 attempts. Pittsburgh surrendered 22 running attempts for 106 yards (4.8 yds per carry). The Steelers secondary allowed a completion rate of 77.5%, surrendering 372 yds on 31 for 40 passing.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Steelers were ranked 21st in the NFL by scoring 20.2 points per contest. Last season, the Steelers compiled 3,778 passing yards not to mention an average of 222.2 passing yards per game, which had them sitting 15th in the league. They had an average of 93.1 yards per game via the ground game and ran for 1,583 yards in total. The Pittsburgh Steelers held an average of 315.4 yards/game ranking them 23rd in the league. The Pittsburgh offense racked up 831 penalty yds on 106 violations, which was good for 12th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They threw 11 picks while losing 9 fumbles and they obtained 204 first downs.
The Steelers surrendered 23.4 points per game, which had them sitting 20th of all teams in the league. Pittsburgh surrendered a total of 2,483 yards rushing (146.1 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns by way of the ground game last season. They yielded 24 touchdowns through the air and 215.1 yards/contest, which had them sitting 9th in the league. The Steelers defense participated in 1,116 plays, which had them ranked 27th in football. Over the course of the season, they conceded 398 total points. Their defense tallied 22 turnovers (9 fumbles recovered and 13 interceptions) in the previous season.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks +3
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