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    The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) and the Houston Texans (1-2) square off at NRG Stadium on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

    The Steelers are averaging 18.7 points per game on offense this year (22nd in NFL), and they are allowing 23.3 points per game (18th) on the other side of the ball. With 22 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Texans rank 18th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 22nd, allowing 24.3 points per contest.

    Steelers vs. Texans Picks

    The Steelers are expected by Splash Inc. users to both win straight up and cover the spread against the Texans on Sunday. At the moment, 80.9% of users are picking them to win and 61.4% are picking the Steelers 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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    Check out the betting insights and trends below before placing a wager on Sunday’s Pittsburgh-Houston spread (Pittsburgh -3) or total (42 points).

    Game Trends for Steelers

    • The Steelers are 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • One of the Steelers’ three games with a set total has hit the over (33.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Steelers

    • Despite sporting a bottom-five defense that ranks fifth-worst in the NFL (387 yards allowed per game), the Steelers have played better on the other side of the ball, ranking 27th in the NFL by averaging 275.7 yards per game.
    • The Steelers are totaling 18.7 points per game offensively this year (22nd in NFL), and they are allowing 23.3 points per game (18th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • From an offensive standpoint, the Steelers rank 17th in the NFL with 208.7 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 22nd in passing yards allowed per contest (235.3).
    • With 67 offensive rushing yards per game (third-worst) and 151.7 rushing yards allowed per game on defense (fourth-worst), the Steelers have been getting outplayed on both sides of the ball this season in the running game.
    • The Steelers are putting up a 34.1% third-down conversion rate on offense (26th in the NFL), and they rank 13th on the other side of the ball with a 35.7% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • The Steelers are averaging 5.1 yards per play on offense, which ranks them 20th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 26th, surrendering 5.8 yards per play.
    • The Steelers own the third-best turnover margin in the NFL at +4, forcing eight turnovers (second in NFL) while turning it over four times (15th in NFL).

    Best Players for Steelers

    • Kenny Pickett: 689 PASS YDS / 229.7 YPG / 59.6% / 4 TD / 3 INT
    • Najee Harris: 35 CAR / 139 YDS / 46.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Jaylen Warren: 17 CAR / 55 YDS / 18.3 YPG / 0 TD / 12 REC / 101 YDS / 33.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • George Pickens: 13 REC / 238 YDS / 79.3 YPG / 1 TD
    • Calvin Austin III: 9 REC / 119 YDS / 39.7 YPG / 1 TD
    • Kwon Alexander: 24 TKL / 1 TFL

    Game Trends for Texans

    • The Texans are 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Texans have a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • The Texans have hit the over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • The Texans are putting up 341 total yards per contest on offense this season (14th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 340.7 total yards per contest (15th-ranked).
    • The Texans rank 18th in the NFL with 22 points per game on offense, and they rank 22nd with 24.3 points ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With 271 passing yards per game on offense, the Texans rank sixth in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 18th, giving up 223.3 passing yards per game.
    • The Texans’ running game has been struggling, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL with 70 rushing yards per game. They have been more effective defensively, surrendering 117.3 rushing yards per contest (17th-ranked).
    • The Texans’ third-down defense ranks 27th in the NFL with a 47.5% third-down conversion percentage allowed, but they’ve been carried by their offense, which ranks fourth-best by putting up a 48.1% third-down rate.
    • In terms of yards per play, the Texans rank 14th in the NFL (5.4) and 21st on defense (5.7 yards allowed per play).
    • The Texans have a +2 turnover margin this season, which ranks ninth in the NFL.

    Best Players for Texans

    • C.J. Stroud: 906 PASS YDS / 302 YPG / 64.5% / 4 TD / 0 INT / 10 CAR / 35 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Dameon Pierce: 40 CAR / 100 YDS / 33.3 YPG / 1 TD / 7 REC / 41 YDS / 13.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 20 CAR / 70 YDS / 23.3 YPG / 0 TD / 3 REC / 14 YDS / 4.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Nico Collins: 15 REC / 260 YDS / 86.7 YPG / 1 TD
    • Nathaniel Dell: 15 REC / 251 YDS / 83.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Robert Woods: 15 REC / 165 YDS / 55 YPG / 0 TD
    • Henry To’o To’o: 20 TKL / 1 PD
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