The Seattle Seahawks will be looking to remain unbeaten when they hit the road to take on a Pittsburgh Steelers team that never showed up in their regular season-opening loss on Sunday night. With both of these Super Bowl hopefuls looking to take another step toward what they hope will be a postseason berth, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds in this one.
Seahawks vs Steelers 2019 NFL Week 2 Lines, Game Analysis & Prediction
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- Humidity: 63%
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- Wind: 5 mph SW
- Cloud Cover: 44%
- Type of Stadium: N/A
Key Head-to-Head Trends
- Favorite is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- Home team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Why Bet On Seattle at +3.5?
The best reason to back Seattle in Week 2 is because they have the makings of an elite defense and Pittsburgh looked completely awful in Week 1. While the Seahawks didn’t look all that great in their 21-20 season-opening win over Cincinnati, the NFC West Super Bowl hopefuls did get an efficient day out of quarterback Russell Wilson who went 14 for 20 for 196 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks also shut down Cincinnati’s rushing attack to the tune of 34 total yards, although they did allow Andy Dalton to pass for a whopping 418 yards.
Why Bet On Pittsburgh at -3.5?
The best reason to back the Steelers are because they’re playing at home and can’t possibly look any worse then they did in their stunning 33-3 smackdown loss against New England on Sunday night. The Steelers got dominated in every way by allowing Tom Brady to pass for 341 yards and three touchdowns while Ben Roethlisberger was held to a modest 276 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The Steelers were limited to just 32 rushing yards in the embarrassing defeat.
Seahawks vs Steelers NFL Week 2 Betting Trends
- Seahawks are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 games played in September
- Seahawks are 7-2 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went OVER in 8 of Seattle’s last 10 games
- Steelers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
- Steelers are 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Seahawks vs Steelers
I know the Steelers are playing at home and that they’ll be desperate to pick up a win after their pitiful opener, but I don’t see it happening which is why I’m going to encourage NFL bettors everywhere to back the Seahawks to cover the chalk as a surprising 3.5-point road dog. I love Seattle’s defensive line and I believe they’re going to get after Ben Roethlisberger and what looks like an anemic passing attack for the AFC North playoff hopefuls this season. The Steelers had some serious trouble moving the ball against New England and the defense didn’t show up at all in Week 1.
While the favorite and home team in this series has gone 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings, the Steelers are also just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and a bankroll-boosting 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. I like Russell Wilson and Seattle’s powerful rushing attack to get it done in this one.
Pick: Seattle 27 Pittsburgh 21