Texans vs. Steelers Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 21, 2020

Steelers, 2019

The Steelers look to stay perfect on the season and are also the betting favourite to do so at Sports Interaction, paying -192 for the victory.

Houston
4-12
AT
September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pittsburgh
12-4
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +160
Over / Under o +46.5

36%

Betting Action

64%

Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -193
Over / Under u +46.5

36%

Betting Action

64%

The Houston Texans are one of 11 teams without a win this NFL season and one isn’t all that likely to come this Sunday in Week 3, either, as the Texans are 3.5-point underdogs on the NFL odds at the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers. The total opened at 45.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s hard to know yet whether Houston is good or not. The 0-2 record obviously would say that the Texans aren’t, but they’ve also had to play Kansas City and Baltimore. No team has had it tougher in the early going. On the flip side, the Steelers have had a much easier schedule in beating the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.

These teams last played on Christmas in 2017, a 34-6 Steelers blowout victory in Houston. Pittsburgh was very good that year and Houston wasn’t. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and two scores. Current Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson was a rookie then and was out injured.

The favourite is 5-0 against the spread in the past five meetings. The favoured first scoring play is a Pittsburgh touchdown at +170. That the team which scores first also wins is -175 with no at +133. The Steelers are -128 favourites to score last.

Houston Texans

This writer thought the Texans would take a pretty significant step backward this season after coach/GM Bill O’Brien puzzlingly traded All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona in the offseason, and Watson clearly misses Hopkins. Watson has just two TD passes and two picks thus far, a rating of 87.1 that would easily be a career-worst.

Houston was largely outclassed this past Sunday in losing its home opener 33-16 to Baltimore. The Texans got nothing done on the ground with 51 yards rushing. Meanwhile, the Ravens rushed for 230 yards to dominate time of possession. Houston lost the turnover battle 2-0 as Watson threw a pick and receiver Keke Coutee fumbled in the second quarter, leading to a Ravens touchdown. The Texans are 5-12 ATS in their past 17 vs. teams with a winning record.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Roethlisberger suffered a serious injury in Week 2 last year that ended his season, but he looks terrific in the early going with the Steelers scoring exactly 26 points in each win. Big Ben threw for 311 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday’s five-point win over Denver. One of those TDs was an 84-yarder to second-round rookie Chase Claypool. The former Notre Dame star is a native of Abbotsford, British Columbia and that play marked the longest touchdown from scrimmage by a Canadian-born player in NFL history.

Top Steelers running back James Conner was in question with an injury but played and rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown. Pittsburgh was without a couple of offensive linemen. Too

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