Steelers vs. Seahawks: Betting Preview, Odds & Free NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:26 PM GMT

This could be the best matchup of the weekend as Pittsburgh is 6-4 and have won two straight games despite injuries. Seattle is 5-5 and they might need to run the table to get into the playoffs.

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Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -4.5 -105 at Pinnacle
The Seahawks opened the NFL odds as 4.5-point favorites at home, but it has gone from -4 to -3.5. Seattle handled San Francisco and have won three of their last four, but they're still not where we exected the Seahawks to be and they're running out of time. The Steelers are coming off a bye and that is after they beat up Cleveland with “relief” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He replaced the injured Landry Jones despite being injured himself, and threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns. The obvious matchup here is the Steelers' sixth-ranked offense against the Seahawks' second-ranked offense. Pittsburgh has a lot of weapons in the air to go against Seattle's “Legion of Boom”. However, the Seahawks' offense still makes a lot of mistakes and the Steelers' defense can step up on its day.

 

Steelers vs. Seahawks Spread

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Steelers vs. Seahawks Totals

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Steelers vs. Seahawks Money Line

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Injuries
Pittsburgh QB Jones has a severe ankle sprain and he probably isn't going to be ready for Sunday. Roethlisberger has his foot injury and is still wearing a brace on his knee, but he'll be under center for the Steelers.

The Seahawks have a few more worries, starting with RB Marshawn Lynch, who had abdominal surgery and they hope he is back by Week 16 in a month. Fortunately for the Steelers, RB Thomas Rawls has been playing incredibly well as of late. WR Paul Richardson didn't play last week because of his hamstring, while WR Doug Baldwin didn't practice on Wednesday because of his ankle. Seattle's offensive problems have been well-documented, and they can't afford to lose any more weapons on that side of the ball.

 

Trends
The Steelers are 5-3-2 ATS this season, and they're 2-1-1 ATS on the road, while Seattle is 3-6-1 ATS and 2-3 ATS at home. The total has gone up from 44.5 to 45.5, and the Steelers have gone under eight times, which is the most the league. The Seahawks have gone under five times.

These two have split their last 10 meetings SU, and the Seahawks have covered six times. In Seattle, the Seahawks are 6-1 SU and 4-0 ATS against the Steelers since 1981.

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