Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith hasn’t started an NFL game in nearly four years, his last start coming on Dec. 3, 2017, but he’ll get his chance Sunday night against a stout Pittsburgh Steelers defense.
In Smith’s last start, the 30th of his career, he threw for 212 yards and a touchdown on 21-of-34 passing in a solid effort through the air. However, he also lost two fumbles in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Forced into action in relief of an injured Russell Wilson last Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams, Smith performed well upon entering the contest in the fourth quarter, throwing for 131 yards and a touchdown. However, if Seattle is to climb back into the playoff hunt, Smith will need to perform at the same level or better until Wilson is able to return.
A tough test against a good Steelers’ defense isn’t the easiest test — especially a night game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
However, if you’re feeling adventurous, the betting odds for Smith’s in-game performance have been released, according to BetOnline.
His over/under passing yardage is set at 235.5 yards. His passing touchdown over/under is set at 1.5, with the over set at +145 odds and the under set at -190 odds. His interception over/under is set at 0.5, with the over set at -190 odds and the under at +145.
In Smith’s career against the Steelers, gone 1-1 with 201 passing yards on 19-of-34 passing attempts with two interceptions. Obviously this is an entirely new situation, but Smith’s track record against Pittsburgh isn’t stellar.