A Week 6 matchup features the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) playing the Seattle Seahawks (2-3). The Seahawks, on the moneyline to win, and the Steelers, listed at on the spread, kick things off on October 17, 2021 at 8:20 PM ET on NBC. Bookmakers have set an over/under of points for the matchup.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 17, 2021, 7:48 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Steelers Vs Seahawks Odds
|ATS pick||Over/Under pick|
|Seahawks (+5)||Over (43.5)|
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Team Stat Rankings
|Off. Points per Game (Rank)||18.8 (27)||24.0 (14)|
|Def. Points per Game (Rank)||22.4 (10)||25.2 (20)|
|Off. Yards per Play (Rank)||5.2 (24)||6.5 (3)|
|Def. Yards per Play (Rank)||5.7 (16)||6.2 (25)|
|Turnovers Allowed (Rank)||6 (17)||3 (1)|
|Turnovers Forced (Rank)||4 (22)||5 (18)|
Steelers Betting Insights
- Pittsburgh has two wins against the spread this season.
- The Steelers are winless ATS (0-1) when playing as at least 5-point favorites this season.
- One Pittsburgh game (out of five) has hit the over this season.
- Pittsburgh and its opponent have combined for more than 43.5 points two times this year.
- The total for this game is 43.5, 0.8 points fewer than the average total in Steelers games thus far this season.
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Seahawks Betting Insights
- Seattle has posted two wins against the spread this season.
- Seattle has had one game (out of five) hit the over this season.
- There have been four Seattle games this year with more than 43.5 points scored.
- The average total for Seahawks games is 52.6 points, 9.1 more than this game’s over/under.
Steelers Players to Watch
- Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,286 yards (257.2 ypg) to lead Pittsburgh, completing 63.6% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
- Najee Harris has carried the ball 78 times for a team-high 307 yards (61.4 per game) with two scores. He has also caught 28 passes for 198 yards and one receiving touchdown.
- Chase Claypool has 341 receiving yards (68.2 per game) on 20 catches with one touchdown, while also piling up 4.4 rush yards per game.
- Diontae Johnson has grabbed 25 passes while averaging 61.0 yards per game and scoring three touchdowns.
- T.J. Watt has racked up 5.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 4.0 TFL and 14 tackles.
- Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh’s leading tackler, has 38 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
- Terrell Edmunds has a team-leading one interception to go along with 30 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended.
Seahawks Players to Watch
- The team’s top rusher, Alex Collins, has carried the ball 28 times for 124 yards (24.8 per game) with one touchdown.
- Tyler Lockett leads his team with 390 receiving yards on 25 catches with three touchdowns.
- D.K. Metcalf has 25 receptions (on 38 targets) for a total of 383 yards (76.6 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
- Freddie Swain’s 10 grabs (on 15 targets) have netted him 134 yards (26.8 ypg) and two touchdowns.
- Darrell Taylor has 4.0 sacks to lead the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Seattle’s tackle leader, Bobby Wagner, has 58 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack this year.
- Quandre Diggs leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 36 tackles and three passes defended.
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