Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Texans 10/1/2023 – This Sunday, Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to NRG Stadium to face C.J. Stroud and his Houston Texans team led by C.J. Stroud. BetNow has all of the best NFL Picks available; last Sunday saw an impressive victory against the Las Vegas Raiders with an end score of 23-18 for Kenny Pickett’s side.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Texans 10/1/2023
|When:||Sunday, October 1, 2023 1:00 PM ET|
|Steelers||-3 (-117)||-167||41 o (-110)|
|Texans||+3 (-103)||+147||41 u (-110)|
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Pittsburgh Steelers appear to have rebounded quickly since their opening-week loss against the 49ers, winning two straight matches and showing strength both defensively and offensively. Quarterback Kenny Pickett put on an outstanding performance against the Oakland Raiders – throwing for 239 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions! Fans should expect similar high-level play from Pickett when he faces the Houston Texans this Sunday.
C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans recently stunned the Jacksonville Jaguars by winning in an unexpected upset win as +7 underdogs. With this win, their season record now stands at 1-2-0.
Though many didn’t anticipate great things from the Houston Texans this season, their unexpected victory over the Jaguars has raised hopes of an unexpectedly strong performance by this team. C.J. Stroud was instrumental in producing 37 points against Jacksonville; throwing for 280 yards and scoring two touchdowns (to Brevin Jordan and Tank Dell respectively).
However, despite the Texans’ impressive victory against the Jaguars, the Steelers have gained steam during the past two games and in particular their defense has excelled against receivers. With a spread of three favoring Steelers over Texans set at 3-to-2 for today’s game against them, it should be easy for them to secure victory against them and cover that spread comfortably.
NFL Latest Odds: PIT -3 ; O/U 40.5
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to extend their win streak and improve to 3-1 this season. Their success on the road has been particularly noteworthy; winning five straight away games since November 22. Kenny Pickett is currently completing 59.5 percent of his passes and has amassed 689 yards, four touchdown passes, and three interceptions so far. Receivers George Pickens and Calvin Austin III have proven effective as they’ve amassed 357 receiving yards with two touchdowns scored from their combined efforts. Jaylen Warren has made 12 receptions so far for Pittsburgh and Najee Harris currently leads their ground game with an average of 67 yards per contest; Najee Harris leads this average with 139 yards on 35 carries, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Pittsburgh’s defense has allowed an average of 23.3 points and 387 yards per game while Kwon Alexander currently leads with 24 tackles, T.J. Watt boasts six sacks, and Levi Wallace has two interceptions.
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Uzomah will look to break his winless home streak that dates back to December. Stroud has completed 64.5 percent of his passes, accruing 906 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions to date. Wide receivers Nico Collins and Tank Dell have combined for 511 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Robert Woods has amassed 15 receptions so far this season. The Houston Texans’ ground game is currently averaging 70 yards per contest, led by Dameon Pierce who averaged 100 yards and one touchdown. On defense, Houston has allowed an average of 24.3 points and 340.7 yards per game – Henry To’oTooo led Houston with 20 tackles while Jonathan Greenard made one sack while Steven Nelson recorded one interception for them.
Steelers Betting Trends
Pittsburgh are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games.
Pittsburgh are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Pittsburgh are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Houston.
Steelers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.
Pittsburgh are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Texans Betting Trends
Houston is 3-12 SU in their last 15 games.
Houston are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Texans is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
Houston is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference North division.
Houston is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games played in week 4.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Texans
At this Week 4 showdown, it appears the Pittsburgh Steelers are riding high. After two consecutive wins and an improving defense, they appear well-suited to continue their streak of dominance. On the other hand, Houston Texans appear unconvincing despite an unexpected win against the Jacksonville Jaguars; their task ahead remains formidable.
Pittsburgh has an advantage of three points against Houston and is projected to win easily and cover the spread. Take the Steelers to win as per the best sports betting predictions this week.
Score Prediction: Steelers 26, Texans 20.