Seahawks vs. Steelers Total Prediction
The Steelers will attempt to rebound from their poor performance in Week 1 when they host the Seahawks at 1:00 p.m. ET in Week 2. Will the matchup turn into a defensive struggle for bettors?
275 Seattle Seahawks (+4) at 276 Pittsburgh Steelers (-4); O/U 46.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Seahawks are receiving 59% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Spin
Russell Wilson completed 14-of-20 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 21-20 win over the Bengals. Wilson needed the long ball to move down the field, but luckily he has DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who both had a 40+ yard reception. Other than those deep passes, the Bengals kept Wilson under control, limiting him to just eight yards rushing on four carries. Wilson will need to keep up his insane efficiency to stay in the mix as a low-end QB1 with how low-volume this passing offense is, but Wilson has been among the most-efficient quarterbacks for years now. Next week's matchup on the road against the Steelers is a difficult one, however.
Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Spin
Ben Roethlisberger completed 27-of-47 passes for 276 yards and an interception in the Steelers' Week 1 loss to the Patriots. Roethlisberger played even worse than his stats. He went touchdown-less on 47 attempts and was limited to check downs, averaging just 5.9 yards per pass. The Steelers post-Antonio Brown offense has looked less explosive, and Roethlisberger didn’t get any help from the run game in this one. There should be better days ahead, but it’s far to wonder how much Roethlisberger has left. Roethlisberger will be a QB2 for Week 2 against Seattle.
NFL Betting Trends
The Seahawks are 4-0 in their last four road games and is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
The under is 12-2 in the Steelers’ last 14 games when playing the second week of a season.
The Steelers aren’t as bad as they played in Foxborough last Sunday night but there’s no question that their offense is less explosive without both Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger put the ball in the air a lot last week but his YPA was a paltry 5.9. With no help from James Conner and the running game, the Steelers looked completely inept on offense. Meanwhile, the Seahawks had some big plays on offense but we’re overly efficient. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Pittsburgh.
NFL Week 2 Prediction: Seahawks/Steelers UNDER 46.5