Seahawks vs Steelers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 13)
Seahawks vs Steelers Preseason Game Info
The Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers meet head-to-head in preseason action on Saturday night. Seattle fans will get their first look at offseason trade acquisition Drew Lock, but not until he replaces starting quarterback Geno Smith. Head coach Pete Carroll says the QB battle is still going on.
Meanwhile, all three of Pittsburgh's quarterback are set to see playing time. Mitchell Trubisky will start the game before eventually giving way to backup Mason Rudolph and rookie Kenny Pickett. Their performances could go a long way in deciding the QB pecking order for the regular season.
Seahawks vs Steelers Odds & Spread
All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SEA: (+145) | PIT: (-170)
Spread: SEA: +3.5 (-110) | PIT: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 36 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Steelers enter this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features the third-highest total of Saturday's eight-game preseason slate.
Seahawks vs Steelers Prediction & Pick
These are two head coaches that know how to get their team fired up. Carroll holds a career record of 26-17 in the preseason, while Mike Tomlin is 34-24. This one is likely going to come down to the fourth quarter and it's going to be much easier to trust a veteran in Lock than it is a rookie in Pickett.
There's no denying that Lock has struggled in his young career, but he owns a 25:20 touchdown to interception ratio in and completed 60.4% of his pass attempts in 2021. On the other side, this will be Pickett's first taste of NFL action, so expect the first-round pick to take some time in order to adjust.
Final Score Prediction: Seahawks: 20 | Steelers: 14
Seahawks vs Steelers Betting Trends
- Seattle is 9-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games against Pittsburgh.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Seattle's last 14 away games.
- Pittsburgh is 6-0-1 straight up in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Pittsburgh's last five games played in August.
Seahawks vs Steelers Best Bet
All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The point total for this game has been driven up almost three points since opening at 33.5. That's going to happen when there are four QBs expected to play that have NFL experience. The value lies in the under here, though, considering neither one of these teams have showcased offensive firepower.
During the regular season, the Steelers averaged 20.2 points per game and the Seahawks averaged 23.2. Both of those marks ranked outside the top 14 NFL teams. With the backups playing the majority of the game, expect a low-scoring affair. After all, each of Seattle's three preseason games in 2021 finished under this total.
Bet: Under 36 points (-110)
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