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    The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) hit the road to play the Houston Texans (1-2) at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

    The Steelers averaged 18.1 points per game offensively last year (26th in NFL), and they surrendered 20.4 points per game (10th) on the defensive side of the ball. While the Texans’ defense ranked 27th with 24.7 points allowed per game last season, they were worse on offense, ranking third-worst (17 points per game).

    Steelers vs. Texans Picks

    The Steelers are expected by Splash Inc. users to win, but not cover the spread, against the Texans on Sunday. At the moment, 77.1% of users are picking them to win, but 66.7% are picking the Texans to cover the 3-point spread.

    Game Info: Steelers vs. Texans

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: NRG Stadium

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    Before you bet on Sunday’s Pittsburgh-Houston spread (Pittsburgh -3) or total (42 points), read the betting trends and insights below.

    Game Trends for Steelers

    • The Steelers went 10-6-1 ATS last season.
    • The Steelers did not cover the spread when favored by 3 points or more last season (in one opportunity).
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total seven times in Steelers games.

    Stats & Insights for Steelers

    • The Steelers averaged 6.6 fewer points per game (18.1) than the Texans allowed (24.7) last season.
    • When the Steelers scored over 24.7 points last season, they were 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
    • The Texans had a 3-1 record against the spread and a 2-2 record overall in games when they allowed opponents to score fewer than 18.1 points last year.
    • The Steelers racked up 56.9 fewer yards per game (322.6) than the Texans gave up per matchup (379.5) last season.
    • When the Texans held their opponents to less than 322.6 yards last season, they had a -1 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • Last year the Steelers piled up 121.9 yards per game on the ground, 48.3 fewer than the Texans allowed per contest (170.2).
    • Last season the Steelers had a 3-0 ATS record and a 3-0 overall record in games the team ran for more than 170.2 yards.
    • Last season, the Texans were -2 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to less than 121.9 rushing yards.
    • The Steelers had 19 giveaways last year, while the Texans had 27 takeaways.

    Best Players for Steelers

    • Kenny Pickett: 2,404 PASS YDS / 184.9 YPG / 63% / 7 TD / 9 INT / 55 CAR / 237 RUSH YDS / 3 TD
    • Najee Harris: 272 CAR / 1,034 YDS / 60.8 YPG / 7 TD / 41 REC / 229 YDS / 13.5 YPG / 3 TD
    • Jaylen Warren: 77 CAR / 379 YDS / 23.7 YPG / 1 TD / 28 REC / 214 YDS / 13.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • George Pickens: 52 REC / 801 YDS / 47.1 YPG / 4 TD
    • Pat Freiermuth: 63 REC / 732 YDS / 48.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Allen Robinson II: 33 REC / 339 YDS / 33.9 YPG / 3 TD
    • Elandon Roberts: 104 TKL / 10 TFL / 4.5 SACK

    Game Trends for Texans

    • Against the spread, the Texans were 8-8-1 last year.
    • Against the spread, as underdogs of 3 points or more, the Texans went 8-7-1 last year.
    • In 17 Texans games last season, seven of them hit the over.

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • The Texans scored 17 points per game last season, 3.4 fewer than the Steelers surrendered (20.4).
    • The Texans were 3-1 against the spread and 1-3 overall in games when they put up more than 20.4 points last year.
    • The Steelers had a 7-1 record against the spread and a 6-2 record overall in games when they gave up less than 17 points last year.
    • The Texans collected 46.9 fewer yards per game (283.5) than the Steelers allowed (330.4) per contest last year.
    • The Texans were 1-3 against the spread and 1-3 overall when the team picked up over 330.4 yards last year.
    • The Steelers had a -0 record ATS and a – record overall when holding their opponents to less than 283.5 yards last season.
    • Last year the Texans ran for 21.3 fewer yards per game (86.8) than the Steelers allowed per contest (108.1).
    • The Texans had a 3-1 ATS record and a 1-3 overall record when the team rushed for over 108.1 yards last season.
    • Last year, the Steelers were -1 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to less than 86.8 yards on the ground.
    • Last season the Texans turned the ball over 28 times, five more than the Steelers’ takeaways (23).

    Best Players for Texans

    • Dameon Pierce: 220 CAR / 939 YDS / 72.2 YPG / 4 TD / 30 REC / 165 YDS / 12.7 YPG / 1 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 177 CAR / 819 YDS / 51.2 YPG / 5 TD / 38 REC / 280 YDS / 17.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Dalton Schultz: 57 REC / 577 YDS / 38.5 YPG / 5 TD
    • Robert Woods: 53 REC / 527 YDS / 31 YPG / 2 TD
    • Nico Collins: 37 REC / 481 YDS / 48.1 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jalen Pitre: 147 TKL / 5 TFL / 1 SACK / 5 INT / 8 PD
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