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NFL Betting Preview: Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
October 1, 2023
The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans this week in the NFL!
After their loss in week 1, the Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to take on the Houston Texans on a two-game winning streak. The Houston Texans are coming off a blowout win on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 3. Will the Steelers extend their winning streak to three games or will the Texans get the win at home? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers enter this game with a record of 2-1 following a 23-18 win on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders while covering the 3-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 3 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh scored 23 points while compiling a total of 333 yards offensively which included 235 passing yards and 105 rushing yards while allowing 18 points and 362 total yards defensively which included 324 passing yards and 69 rushing yards. Kenny Pickett led the team in passing, completing 16 of 28 attempts for 235 yards and two touchdowns while adding 11 rushing yards. Najee Harris led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 65 yards. George Pickens led the team in receiving, catching four of six targets for 75 yards.
Houston enters this game with a record of 1-2 following a 37-17 win on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars while covering the 7.5-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 3 of the NFL season. The Texans scored 37 points while compiling a total of 366 yards offensively which included 280 passing yards and 86 rushing yards while allowing 17 points and 404 total yards defensively which included 288 passing yards and 116 rushing yards. C.J. Stroud led the team in passing, completing 20 of 30 attempts for 280 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 14 yards. Devin Singletary led the team in rushing with nine carries for 41 yards while adding two receptions and four yards. Nathaniel Dell led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 145 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Pittsburgh Steelers listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday in week 4 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh has won five of the seven games all-time including the previous three matchups in a row while going 5-2 ATS all-time and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. Pittsburgh is 2-1 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS on the road this season while the Houston Texans are 1-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 1-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Pittsburgh is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning five of the seven games all-time including the previous three contests. The Steelers are 5-2 ATS all-time and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series and have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 2-1 ATS overall while the Texans are 1-2 ATS overall. As a result, I am taking the Pittsburgh Steelers -3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -3
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