Seahawks vs Steelers Prediction: Week 17 Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – December 31, 2023

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On Sunday, December 31, 2023, the Seattle Seahawks (8-7) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7) do battle at Lumen Field.

Seahawks vs. Steelers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Seahawks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Seahawks have -225 odds to pick up the win, while the Steelers are listed at +185 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 40.5 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Seahawks vs. Steelers Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Stadium: Lumen Field

Betting Preview

Seahawks

The Seahawks are totaling 319.6 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 26th, giving up 358.6 yards per contest. From an offensive standpoint, the Seahawks rank 19th in the NFL with 21.3 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 24th in points allowed (358.6 points allowed per contest).

From an offensive standpoint, the Seahawks rank 15th in the NFL with 229.3 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 19th in passing yards allowed per contest (229). The Seahawks rank fourth-worst in rushing offense (90.3 rushing yards per game), but they’ve played better on defense, ranking 27th with 129.6 rushing yards allowed per game.

Despite sporting a bottom-five defense on third down that ranks second-worst in the NFL (46.8% third-down percentage), the Seahawks have put up better results on offense, ranking 26th in the NFL by putting up a 35.5% third-down percentage. The Seahawks are putting up 5.4 yards per play on offense, which ranks them 11th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 18th, giving up 5.3 yards per play. With 19 forced turnovers (22nd in NFL) against 16 turnovers committed (seventh in NFL), the Seahawks (+3) have the 11th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL.

Steelers

With 294.4 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Steelers rank 26th in the NFL in 2023. Defensively, they rank 21st, surrendering 348.2 total yards per contest. The Steelers’ offense has been bottom-five this season, compiling 17.1 points per game, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL. Defensively, they rank seventh with 19.4 points allowed per contest.

From an offensive perspective, the Steelers are posting 184.2 passing yards per game (27th-ranked). They rank 21st in the NFL defensively (230.7 passing yards allowed per game). In terms of rushing, the Steelers rank 16th in the NFL on offense (110.2 rushing yards per game) and 20th on defense (117.5 rushing yards allowed per game).

With a 35.8% third-down conversion percentage on offense, the Steelers rank 25th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 21st, surrendering a 39.8% third-down rate. The Steelers are compiling 4.9 yards per play on offense this season (25th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 5.4 yards per play (21st-ranked) on defense. At +10, the Steelers sport the best turnover margin in the NFL this season.

Seahawks vs. Steelers Injury Report

Seahawks

Player Pos. Injury Status
Kenneth Walker III RB Shoulder Probable
D’Wayne Eskridge WR Ribs Out
Nick Bellore LB Knee Probable
Mario Edwards Jr. DE Knee Out
Jordyn Brooks LB Ankle Out
Jamal Adams SS Knee Out
Jason Peters OT Foot Out
D.K. Metcalf WR Back Probable
Kelvin Joseph CB Gameday inactive Out
Raiqwon O’Neal OT Gameday inactive Out
Devon Witherspoon CB Hip Probable
McClendon Curtis OG Gameday inactive Out
Kenny McIntosh RB Gameday inactive Out

Steelers

Player Pos. Injury Status
Kenny Pickett QB Ankle Out
Elandon Roberts LB Pectoral Out
Trenton Thompson DB Neck Out
DeMarvin Leal DE Gameday inactive Out
Darius Rush CB Gameday inactive Out
Dylan Cook OT Gameday inactive Out

Seahawks vs. Steelers Betting Analysis

Seahawks Betting Insights

The Seahawks have compiled an 8-5-2 record against the spread this season. The Seahawks have an ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.

Games involving the Seahawks have hit the over six times this season.

Steelers Betting Insights

The Steelers have put together an 8-7-0 record against the spread this season. The Steelers are a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.

Games involving Steelers have hit the over five times this year. The Steelers have won five of the nine games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

The Steelers have played as an underdog of +185 or more once this season and won that game.

Seahawks vs. Steelers Against The Spread & Betting Records

Seahawks

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.5 43.5 45.4
Implied Team Total AVG 25.3 24.7 25.8
ATS Record 8-5-2 3-3-1 5-2-1
Over/Under Record 6-9-0 4-3-0 2-6-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-1 4-1 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-6 1-1 1-5

Steelers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 39 38.4 40
Implied Team Total AVG 21.3 21.2 21.3
ATS Record 8-7-0 5-4-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 5-10-0 4-5-0 1-5-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-3 2-2 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 5-4 3-2 2-2

Players to Watch

Seahawks

  • Geno Smith has 3,145 passing yards in 13 games this year, averaging 241.9 per game with a 64.8% completion percentage and 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions.
  • He has tacked on 94 rushing yards (7.2 per game) and one touchdown on the ground.
  • Kenneth Walker III averages 4 yards per carry (21st in the NFL) and 59.5 yards per game, and has 774 total rushing yards. He has recorded seven rushing TDs this season.
  • Walker has 25 receptions on 33 targets for 234 yards. He has one receiving TD.
  • In the passing game, D.K. Metcalf, has contributed with 998 receiving yards and eight touchdowns (eighth in the NFL) after grabbing 60 balls on 105 targets. Per game, he’s averaging 71.3 yards and 4.3 receptions over 14 games.
  • Tyler Lockett averages 5.1 receptions and 54.2 yards per game, and has 813 total receiving yards and 76 catches. He’s gotten 113 total targets, and has caught four touchdown passes.
  • Over on the defensive side, Bobby Wagner has 155 tackles, 10 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in 2023. His tackle total leads the Seahawks and is third in the NFL.
  • Julian Love has 91 tackles, one TFL, and four interceptions this season.
  • This season, Boye Mafe has put up nine sacks (first on the Seahawks) to go along with his nine TFL and 46 tackles.
  • Devon Witherspoon has one interception while adding 65 tackles, four TFL, three sacks, and 16 passes defended.

Steelers

  • This year, George Pickens has 56 receptions for 1,009 yards with five receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted 97 times and averages 3.7 catches per game through 15 games played.
  • Najee Harris has scored five rushing touchdowns, while totaling 801 rushing yards (4 per carry and 53.4 per game).
  • Jaylen Warren has rushed for three touchdowns this year, and has totaled 676 rushing yards (45.1 per game and 5.3 per attempt).
  • Warren’s offensive output includes 52 receptions (3.5 per game) on 65 targets for 330 yards (22 per game), though he has not scored a touchdown in the passing game.
  • Diontae Johnson has 552 receiving yards and four touchdowns from 43 receptions after receiving 78 targets.
  • So far in 2023, T.J. Watt has put up 17 sacks to go with 16 TFL, 58 tackles, and one interception over 15 games. He ranks first in the NFL in sacks.
  • Alex Highsmith has totaled seven sacks in addition to his eight TFL, 54 tackles, and two interceptions through 15 games.
  • Larry Ogunjobi has recorded three sacks (third on the Steelers) as well as three TFL and 39 tackles in the 2023 season.
  • Patrick Peterson has totaled 38 tackles and two interceptions over 15 games.

Seahawks vs. Steelers Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Seahawks, and we project that Steelers will cover the spread (Seahawks -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 40.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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