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NFL: Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks Prediction 12/31/2023

The Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7) travel to face off against the Seattle Seahawks (8-7) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at Lumen Field in Lumen Field and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 4:05 ET.

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The Steelers Are Coming Off A Win

The Steelers hosted the Bengals in their last game, coming away with a 34-11 win. Heading into the game, the Steelers were 2.5-point underdogs. With the straight-up win, they also covered the spread.

Mason Rudolph wrapped up the game with 290 passing yards and a passer rating of 124. Overall, he completed 17 of 27 passes.

When it came to defense, the Steelers yielded 368 yards of total offense to Cincinnati. Among these yards, 59 were attributed to the rushing game, while 309 yards were given up through 42 attempts by the Bengals’ offense.

The Steelers currently hold the 3rd spot in the AFC-North this season, with an overall record of 8-7. In games outside their conference, they have a 2-2 record, and in AFC games, they have a AFC record.

With a scoring margin of -2.3, the Steelers’ have achieved an ATS record of 8-7 so far. At 5-10 vs. the over/under, the Steelers have an average margin of -2.5 versus their over/under lines. This season, their games have a combined average of 36.5 points per contest.

Steelers Injury Report

  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Kenny Pickett – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Elandon Roberts – Pectoral (Questionable)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)
  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Damontae Kazee – Suspended (Out)
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick – Knee (Questionable)
  • Trenton Thompson – Neck (Questionable)
  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)

The Seahawks Are Coming Off A Win

After their 20-17 win over the Titans, the Seahawks will look to pick up another win in week 17. The Seahawks were favored by 3 on the point spread, leading to an ATS push.

Against the Titans, quarterback Geno Smith completed 25 of 36 passes for 227 yards and a passer rating of 104. For the game, Smith finished with two passing touchdowns.

Facing off against the Titans in their recent game, the Seahawks defense struggled to contain the ground attack, allowing 84.54198473282443 first downs on rushing plays. In total, Tennessee accumulated 162 rushing yards against the Seahawks’ defense and 287 yards overall.

This week will be the Seahawks’ 8th game at home, where they have yet to lose (5-2). Their overall mark of 8-7 has them 3rd in the NFC-West. In the NFC, they are in 7th place.

The Seahawks’ have a scoring margin of -2.1 this season, which has led to an ATS record of 8-5-2. The Seahawks are currently working with an average over/under line of 44.4 points this season. Their games have been averaging 44.8 points per game, resulting in an over/under record of 6-9.

Seahawks Injury Report

  • Mike Morris – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jerrick Reed II – Knee (Out)
  • Levi Bell – Undisclosed (Out)
  • LaTrell Bumphus – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Andrew Whitaker – Knee (Out)
  • Devon Witherspoon – Hip (Questionable)
  • Drake Thomas – Knee (Out)
  • Joshua Onujiogu – Elbow (Out)
  • Uchenna Nwosu – Pectoral (Out)
  • Jamal Adams – Knee (Questionable)
  • Frank Clark – Illness (Questionable)
  • Dee Eskridge – Ribs (Questionable)
  • Jordyn Brooks – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Bryan Mone – Knee (Out)
  • Phil Haynes – Toe (Out)

Steelers Offense Breakdown

At 17.1 points per contest, the Pittsburgh offense is 25th in the league.

This season, Pittsburgh’s passing offense ranks 23rd in passing attempts. With an average of 184.2 passing yards per game, they hold the 27th spot in the NFL.

So far, the Steelers have run the ball an average of 26.8 times per game and currently hold the 16th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 4.1 yards which is 14th.

Seahawks Offense Breakdown

seattle seahawks bettingAt home, the Seahawks are averaging 22.3 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 21.3 points per game. In the league, Seattle is 17th in overall scoring.

In this week’s game, Seattle’s passing game is currently 15th in passing yards. Additionally, they are 15th in pass attempts, throwing an average of 34.3 passes each game.

The Seahawks are currently 28th in the NFL with 90.3 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 22.8 rushing attempts (27th).

Steelers Team Defense

Looking at Pittsburgh’s defense, they currently stand 7th in points allowed. Opponents have been averaging 19.4 points per game and 348.2 yards per contest against them.

Seahawks Team Defense

The Seattle defense has recorded 19 takeaways this season, which places them 8th in the NFL. In terms of points allowed, their average of 23.5 is 21st in the league while giving up 358.6 yards per contest.

Steelers vs Seahawks Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Steelers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 13 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Seahawks have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-4-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 19 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Pittsburgh has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Seahawks have an ATS mark of just 3-5-2 in their last ten games. Seattle posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Steelers vs Seahawks Prediction

Even though the Seahawks are favored to pick up the win, I don’t like how their defense finished their last game. I see the Steelers covering the spread as 3.5-point underdogs.

My choice for this matchup is the under, considering the over/under line at 41.5. Heading into this game, games featuring Pittsburgh have seen an average combined score of 36.5 points, and I believe this game will remain under 41.5.

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