NFL Expert Picks Preseason Week 2

How To Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

Pittsburgh heads to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in a game that both teams need to win. The game takes place at CenturyLink Field, the home of the loudest fans in the world aka the 12th Man. The kicks-off at 4:25 pm ET this Sunday, November 29th. Happy hunting!

A Closer Look At The Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Seattle Seahawks College Football Week 12 Betting Odds

Seattle opened as a -5.5 favorite in the NFL Week 12 betting odds. Since then, they has dropped to a -4.5 favorite.  Seattle has lost 2 games this season at home. The moneyline should have Pittsburgh a close to +200 underdog. The Over/Under is currently at 44.5.

What: Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Seattle Seahawks (5-5)
When: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET 
Where: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Weather: 43° F | Sprinkles
Spread: Seahawks -5.5
Moneyline: Pittsburgh +180 vs Seattle -220
Game Total: 45
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Pittsburgh vs Seattle

Bet The Pittsburgh Steelers at +4.5 Because…

They had a week to get healthy after playing banged up most of the season.

Pittsburgh’s future hall-of-fame QB Ben Roethlisberger is healthy. Big Ben got a chance to rest during Pittsburgh’s bye week. That’s only going to help the Steelers in their battle against Seattle. A hurt Roethlisberger came into the Steelers win over Cleveland because the man that started in front of him, Landry Jones, suffered a worse injury during the game.

Roethlisberger led the Steelers to an easy win over Cleveland. Seattle’s secondary is good, but it can be exploited. Arizona QB Carson Palmer threw for 363 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Seattle secondary. Roethlisberger has a chance to post similar numbers on Sunday.

Bet The Seattle Seahawks at -4.5 Because…

They have found a mini-Beastmode in undrafted rookie RB Thomas Rawls.

At 5 and 5 Seattle is in the thick of the wildcard chase in the NFC. The Seahawks have had nothing but trouble this season. They’re signature wins have been against the very bad San Francisco 49’ers while they’ve lost to Arizona and St. Louis this season.

But, even with the season being disappointing so far, Seattle has a chance to make it to the playoffs. The Seahawks rushed for 255 yards against San Francisco with Marshawn Lynch on the sideline. His primary backup is rookie RB Thomas Rawls (pictured) was responsible for 209 rushing yards versus the 49ers. It was a franchise rookie record and the second-most yards in team history. Rawls has rushed for 100 yards in three of the four games he has started, which is promising because it looks like he will be Seattle’s starting running back as Lynch recovers from sports hernia surgery.

“I never run out of bounds,” Rawls said. “It’s just my makeup. It’s just my whole mentality. I think I would feel less of a person if I just ran out of bounds.”

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Pittsburgh looks like a team on the rise while the Seahawks look like a team that’s stills struggling for a real identity. Don’t expect the Seahawks to rush for so many yards against a Pittsburgh D that allows 93 rushing yards on average per game. A healthy Big Ben should put the game into Pittsburgh’s win column.

My final score prediction is Pittsburgh 34, Seattle 24.

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