CJ Stroud and the Houston Texans go back home with a win in their pocket at last after a triumphant trip to Jacksonville. The Pittsburgh Steelers, meanwhile, will look to win their third win in a row when they visit H-Town this weekend.
Read on for more about this Steelers vs Texans matchup in the 2023 NFL game, including our predictions, picks, and latest odds to win this showdown, as brought to you by JefeBet. Also, don’t forget to check out other NFL content to help you make the best betting decisions.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Texans NFL Regular Season Week 4 Game on October 1, 2023
- Where: NRG Stadium at NRG Park – Complex, Houston, Texas
- When: Sunday, October 1, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
- Where to Watch: CBS
- Spread: Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) vs Houston Texans (+3)
- Over/Under: 41.0
All odds are provided by DraftKings.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)
Regular season record: 2-1
The Steelers’ defense is relentless. While they are just 19th and 28th in the NFL this season in scoring defense and total defense, respectively, Pittsburgh’s menacing ball-hunting skills have been superb. They are second overall with 2.7 takeaways per game, which boosts their turnover margin average to +1.3.
In their 23-18 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on the road, the Steelers came away with three takeaways, all via interceptions. Another strength of Pittsburgh is its pass rush, with the team ranking third in the league with a 10.32 percent defensive sack rate. It doesn’t sound very good for Houston’s offense which is currently led by a rookie quarterback.
Betting on the Houston Texans (+3)
Regular season record: 1-2
CJ Stroud finally got his first win in the NFL, as he led the Texans to a 37-17 victory in Week 3 on the road over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stroud passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions while completing 20 of his 30 throws.
The confidence Stroud from win could go a long way and should help him be steadier in the pocket against the Steelers’ opportunistic defense. Another player who could change the complexion of Week 4’s game versus the Steelers in favor of Houston is wide receiver Tank Dell, who is turning more and more heads each passing week. The rookie wideout has 217 receiving yards in his last two games, including a 145-yard effort in the win against the Jags. He has also scored a touchdown in each of his last two games.
El Jefe’s Prediction on Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Texans
The Steelers’ defense will bottle up Stroud and Houston’s attack when Pittsburgh needs it the most in this game. Taking the Steelers to win.
The Steelers win, 20-19.
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