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NFL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks

December 31, 2023

The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to Seattle, Washington to face the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field in week 17 of the NFL season with the game scheduled to start at 4:05 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on Fox.

Pittsburgh ended their three-game losing streak following Saturday’s 34-11 win at home against the Cincinnati Bengals with the 34 points being the most the Steelers have scored in a game this season and has improved their record of 8-7 which puts them in 3rd place in the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and Cincinnati Bengals for the final Wild Card spot in the AFC, however, they lose the tiebreaker to the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans and would not be in the playoffs if they started today. 

Pittsburgh has one of the worst scoring offenses, however, they have one of the best scoring defenses in the league this season as they enter this game averaging 17.13 points per game which ranks 28th in the NFL while allowing the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 19.4 points allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to build momentum following the win against the Cincinnati Bengals when they travel to face the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks are on a two-game winning streak following a 20-17 win on the road against the Tennessee Titans in week 16 of the NFL season which has improved their record to 8-7 and puts them in 3rd place in the NFC West behind the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. If the playoffs started today the Seahawks would be in the playoffs as the 7 seed in the NFC and lead the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and New Orleans Saints by one game for the final Wild Card spot in the NFC. Seattle has been a below-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 21.33 points per game which is below the league average of 21.91 points per game while also having been a below-average scoring defense as they are allowing the 10th most points per game in the NFL with an average of 23.47 points per game. The Seattle Seahawks will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 17 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Seattle Seahawks listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon in week 17 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh has won five of the last nine while Seattle has won two of the last three meetings. The Seahawks are 5-4 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in three straight games in the series. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-7 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS on the road, and 5-4 ATS as an underdog this season while the Seattle Seahawks are 8-5-2 ATS overall, 3-3-1 ATS at home, and 3-2-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Both teams enter this game with a record of 8-7, however, Seattle has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. The Seahawks have been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they are 5-4 ATS in the last nine while covering three straight matchups. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Seattle Seahawks when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Spooky Express Pick: Seattle Seahawks -3