Since selecting Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks haven’t played a regular-season game in which the 32-year-old did not start. That 149-game streak, the longest active one in the league, will come to an end on Sunday as Wilson underwent finger surgery after being injured in Seattle’s 26-17 home loss to the Rams last Thursday. Geno Smith will take the reins when the Seahawks visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
Kickoff from Heinz Field is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh is a five-point favorite in the latest Steelers vs. Seahawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 43. Before locking in any Seahawks vs. Steelers picks or Sunday Night Football predictions, make sure you check out what red-hot SportsLine expert R.J. White has to say.
White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It’s no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest.
In addition, White has gone an amazing 47-26-3 on his last 76 picks involving Pittsburgh, returning more than $1,800. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, White has locked in on Steelers vs. Seahawks and released a confident against the spread pick. You can visit SportsLine now to see the pick. Here are several Sunday Night Football odds and betting lines for Seahawks vs. Steelers:
- Steelers vs. Seahawks spread: Pittsburgh -5
- Steelers vs. Seahawks over-under: 43 points
- Steelers vs. Seahawks money line: Pittsburgh -230, Seattle +190
- PIT: The Steelers are 0-6 in their last six games as favorites
- SEA: The Seahawks are 10-3 in their last 13 contests as road underdogs
Featured Game| Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks MoneylineSpreadTotal PIT -230 BET NOW -5-110BET NOW o43-110BET NOW SEA +190 BET NOW +5-110BET NOW u43-110BET NOW
Why the Steelers can cover
Ben Roethlisberger has thrown only six touchdown passes in five games but is coming off one of his most productive performances of the season. The 39-year-old had a pair of scoring tosses in Pittsburgh’s 27-19 home triumph against Denver and finished with 253 yards and a season-best 120.9 passer rating. Roethlisberger’s main target was Chase Claypool, who recorded five catches for 130 yards and a TD.
It was the third career 100-yard effort by the second-year receiver out of Notre Dame and first this season after he fell four yards shy of the plateau against Cincinnati in Week 4. Meanwhile, running back Najee Harris had the most productive game of his young career, hitting the century mark in rushing yards for the first time with 122 on 23 carries. The 23-year-old, who was the 24th pick out of Alabama in this year’s NFL Draft, also ran for a touchdown for the second straight week.
Why the Seahawks can cover
Smith, who made just one appearance for Seattle last season, replaced Wilson last week and completed 10-of-17 pass attempts for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was especially impressive on his first series, going 5-for-5 for 72 yards on a drive that concluded with a 23-yard TD pass to DK Metcalf. Sunday’s contest will be just the third start by Smith since he made 29 over his first two NFL seasons with the New York Jets in 2013 and 2014.
One of Smith’s top targets likely will be Metcalf, who was limited in practice this week but will play on Sunday night. The 23-year-old made five catches for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Rams, giving him five scoring receptions on the season and leaving him one behind Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers for most in the NFL. Metcalf is tied with Tyler Lockett for the team lead in catches (25) and trails him in receiving yards by seven with 383.
How to make Steelers vs. Seahawks picks
For Sunday Night Football, White is leaning under on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing his SNF expert pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Seahawks vs. Steelers on Sunday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Steelers vs. Seahawks spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who’s an amazing 47-26 on picks involving Pittsburgh, and find out.Internet Explorer Channel Network