The Pittsburgh Steelers got a reality check in Week 1, when they got kicked in the teeth by the New England Patriots. They will look to rebound, as they host the Seattle Seahawks at home this coming Sunday. The Seahawks, who are gunning for a 2-0 SU start to the season, are +3500 to win Super Bowl 54, while the Steelers are +3000.
Betting Preview for the Seattle Seahawks vs Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Regular Season Week 2 Game on September 15, 2019
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
Now could be a good time to pounce on the Steelers, and the Seahawks are out to take advantage of a Pittsburgh offense that’s still searching for answers — and a touchdown. Seattle edged out the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 1 to the tune of a 21-20 score. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 14 of 20 completions, while running back Chris Carson had a day himself, rushing for 46 yards and a touchdown and having 35 receiving yards and a touchdown grab. Rookie wideout DK Metcalk balled out with 89 receiving yards on four catches and six targets. The biggest weapon Seattle will carry to Pittsburgh is its defense that now features Jadeveon Clowney. The linebacker had a sack in his Seahawks debut, and he should only be better as the season goes progresses. The Seahawks’ pass rush will be crucial in containing the Steelers pass attack, a task that’s not as imposing in the past seasons when Pittsburgh still had Antonio Brown.
The over is 8-2 in the Seahawks’ last 10 games.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)
It’s just different without Le’Veon Bell and, ehem, Antonio Brown for the Steelers. The team certainly missed the services of those two former Steelers superstars in Week 1, when they were totally wrecked by the New England Patriots in Foxboro, 33-3. Ben Roethlisberger went 27 for 47 for 276 passing yards and had an interception. Running back James Conner was barely felt on the ground, finishing with only 21 rushing yards on seven carries, while wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had 78 receiving yards on six catches. The Steelers could have extended some drives and created more scoring opportunities if it weren’t for the frustratingly slippery hands of Donte Moncrief, who dropped passes one after another. He pulled down just three receptions on 10 targets, and that kind of performance was the type that gets a player demoted, so don’t be surprised if Big Ben turns to James Washington more. Washington had two catches for 51 receiving yards against the Patriots.
The Steelers are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 home games.
The Seahawks win, 27-24.
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