The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) visit the Houston Texans (1-2) on Sunday in Week 4 action. The Texans beat the Jaguars 37-17 on the road last week, notching an impressive first win. The Steelers took down the Raiders 23-18 in Las Vegas, their second victory in a row. These two AFC sides last matched up in 2020, so we’ll see if they can both build off of their strong wins from last week.
Steelers vs Texans Betting Odds
Steelers vs Texans Match Details
Fixture: Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Date & Time: Sunday, October 1, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Rookie QB C.J. Stroud has been pretty good over his first three career games, and last week he threw for 280 yards and two TDs in the win. He comes in with a solid 98.0 passer rating, but he’s facing above average Steelers pass defense. Running back Dameon Pierce hasn’t gotten off to the best start, coming in averaging only 2.5 yards per carry, and Pittsburgh has a tough run defense. Houston’s top receivers are Robert Woods, Nico Collins, and rookie Tank Dell, and Stroud has made sure to get them all involved so far.
Steelers QB Kenny Pickett had his best performance of the year last Sunday, totaling 235 yards and two TDs versus the Raiders. Top target George Pickens finished with 75 yards, and he leads Pittsburgh with 13 receptions and 238 yards. Allen Robinson II, Calvn Austin III, and tight end Pat Freiermuth are Pickett’s other options, and they should all have a favorable matchup against a Texans team that’s missing cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.
Pittsburgh running back Najee Harris has 139 yards on 35 carries, and the Texans haven’t been very good versus the run, so look for Harris to try and take advantage on Sunday.
Steelers vs Texans Betting Prediction
Pittsburgh pulled off a mini-upset last week versus Las Vegas on the road, and they’ll remain away from home on Sunday. The Texans were 0-7-1 at home last year, and even though they’ve improved, they come in with a nine-game home losing streak. Take Pittsburgh here to stay hot and lead after the first half.