It’s an early season must win game for the Houston Texans (0-2) as they head to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers (2-0) on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Houston made someone in the scheduling office mad as their early season schedule has been brutal. Pittsburgh had a comfortable first two opponents and will look to make it a perfect three for three. This game will air live on CBS at 1:00 p.m. EST.
The Houston offense has been nonexistent to start the season as they are averaging just 18.0 points per game and 348.5 total yards, 264.0 through the air and 84.5 on the ground. On defense, Houston is giving up 33.5 points per game and 405.5 yards, 207.5 passing and 198.0 rushing.
The Steelers have been a little rusty early on but are still averaging 26.0 points per game and 395.0 total yards, 270.0 passing and 125.0 rushing. On defense, the Steelers are allowing 18.5 points and 344.0 total yards, 277.5 through the air and 66.5 on the ground.
Below is my best bet for Week 3 action between the Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers. All lines are from PointsBet Sportsbook.
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4): O/U 44.5 (-115/105)
Houston hosted the Baltimore Ravens, last time out, and were easily beaten 33-16. The Ravens led by double digits most of the game and were never threatened by a lackluster Texans offense. Houston was only able to score one touchdown in what was truly a paltry performance. DeShaun Watson three for 275 yards one touchdown and one interception. Brandin Cooks led all receivers with five receptions and 95 yards. Houston was outgained 407-304.
The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t pretty, for a second game in a row, but were able to hold off a beat-up Denver Broncos team 26-21. Pittsburgh led 17-3 at the half, and 26-14 early in the fourth quarter, but Denver fought back and gave themselves a chance to win with a backup QB. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 311 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. James Connor rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown on just 16 rushes. Pittsburgh outgained Denver 410-319.
Series History: Pittsburgh has won two consecutive meetings between these two and now leads the all-time series 4-2.
Free Picks: I don’t see the Texans offense scoring enough in this one, so give me Pittsburgh -4.
2020-2021 NFL Season Picks Results: 9-3