The Houston Texans are still searching for their first win of the season, and they’e hoping they could get it at Heinz Field this coming Sunday. That’s going to be easier said than done, considering that the Pittsburgh Steelers are undefeated, so far. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 27, 2020
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Houston Texans (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
The Texans must be missing DeAndre Hopkins after going 0-2 in their first two games of the season. After losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the season opener, 34-20, at Arrowhead Stadium, the Texans absorbed a 33-16 defeat at home against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. But even without Hopkins, there are still legitimate playmakers left on the team like Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller. However, Fuller was not targeted at all in Week 2, which was a head-scratcher, to say the least, given that he’s arguably the most dynamic weapon downfield for Watson. He’s due for a bounce-back, at least in terms of targets, when they face the Steelers’ stout defense. Houston can also make life hard for Pittsburgh’s offense, especially upfront. The Texans are tied for fourth in the NFL with five sacks, four coming in the last game against Baltimore, and third against the pass with just 190.0 passing yards allowed per game.
The over is 2-1 in the Texans’ last three games overall.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-0
The Steelers zoomed to a 2-0 start this season after downing the Denver Broncos on the road last Sunday, 26-16. Ben Roethlisberger went 29-of-41 for 311 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception, while James Conner rebounded from a cold performance in the season opener by rushing for 106 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Watch out for Conner to continue having success on the ground against the Texans’ defense that is spineless in stopping the run. The Texans have the second-worst run defense in the league this far, allowing 198.0 rushing yards per game. The Steelers’ defense, meanwhile, should be giving Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly sleepless nights. Pittsburgh is sixth in the NFL with only 18.5 points allowed per game and No. 1 against the run (just 66.5 rushing yards allowed per contest and 2.9 surrendered yards per carry).
The under is 3-1 in the Steelers’ last four home games.
The Steelers win, 23-21.
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