Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds and Prediction

Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds and Prediction

SharpHoustonTexanstoHostInjuredPittsburghSteelers

PittsburghsrecentwinagainsttheIndianapolisColtswasdefinitelyamixedblessing。

NoNFLteamcanshrugoffawin,sinceeveryvictorycountstowardsmakingtheplayoffs,homefieldadvantageandsoforth。

However,theamountofinjuriestheSteelerssustainedintheirvictoryovertheColtsandthegeneralperformancetheydisplayedhasillustratedsomeverytroublingissuesforthePittsburghsquadastheyprepareforaveryhungryupandcomingHoustonTexansteamathome。

TheSteelersaremaintainingthestandardcommentthattheydontcareaboutappearances,theyonlywantthewin。

Wedontcarehowitlooks,coachMikeTomlinsaid。

Wejustwanttogetoutofstadiumswithwins,particularlyroadstadiumsandAFCones。

Fairenough,buttheSteelerslookedverydisorganizedandoutofsyncintheirwinagainstagrosslyundermannedColtsteam。

TheColtswereforcedtogototheirthirdstringquarterbackCurtisPainterformuchofthegamewhorealisticallylookedhappiestatjustgettingoffofthefieldafterthegame。

Pittsburghsredzoneoffencewasbrutal,going0-2onpotentiallyscoringdrivesandgaveuptwofumblesandonethrowninterception。

AlsoworthyofnoteisthattheSteelerswereforcedtorelyonscoringinbunches,inthefirstandfourthquarters。

SomemightsaythatatleasttheSteelersscoredwhenopportunitiespresentedthemselves,howeveritisofconcernthattheiroffencereallydidntgeneratetopotentialonaconsistentbasis。

GainstheSteelersmadewerelostthroughthemostcardinaloffootballsins-fumblesandinterceptions。

AlthoughtheSteelersdefencewasprobablybetterthantheiroffenceandgeneratedoneoftheirtwotouchdowns,theirpresentinjuriesgoingintoSundaysgamewiththeHoustonTexansmakesonequestiontheoverallattack。

OfcoursetopNFLteamshavedefensesthatnotonlystoptheoppositionbutturnthosestopsintopositivescores,buthowrealisticisittoconsistentlydependonitasabasisforyouroffense?

ThePittsburghSteelershaveahostofquestionableplayersforSundayduetoinjurieswhichmakesonesuspectthattheiropportunisticdefencewillbesomewhatlimitedinhelpingtheiroffensescore。

WhiletheHoustonTexanshadtheirownissuesagainsttheNewOrleansSaintsintheirlastmatchup,atleastTexansbackerscanstatetheirteamplayeddowntothewire。

TheSaintsareoneofthetoprankedteamsintheleagueandcameintothematchupreasonablyhealthy。

TheTexanslookedfairlyproficientondefence,atleastlimitingtheSaintsintheirabilitytoscore-eventhoughtheyarenowfacingabigdoseofcriticism。

Letsberealisticonthispoint,quarterbackDrewBreesandhisoffenseareoneoftheeliteintheleagueandtostopthemcoldisatallifvirtuallyimpossibletask。

TheTexansmajorproblemwasnotbeingabletogeneratequiteasmuchoffenseastheSaintswhichcanbelargelyattributedtotheabsenceofArianFosterfromthelineup。

BenTateandJamesCaseydidwellwiththerunninggamefortheTexansbutpresumingFostercanbebackclosetofullhealthforthehomematchupversusPittsburghheshouldaddanexplosiveelementtotheHoustonrunninggame。

TheTexansgottheirshareofredzoneopportunitiesbutwerelimitedintheirtouchdownsuccess,mostlyattributabletoFosterbeingoutofthelineup。

IncreasetheTexansredzoneoffensebyevenarelativelyslightmarginandyouhaveadifferentresultagainsttheSaints。

AllthingsconsideredIthinkwehaveaSteelersteamthatisonprettyshakygroundbothoffensivelyanddefensively-especiallywiththeirinjuryproblems。

TheTexanslookhavelookedextremelyhungryineverygamethisyearandarecomingoffagameagainsttheSaintstheymayhavewonwiththeadditionoftheirstarrunningback。

Odds

PittsburghSteelers+4。

5(-110)

HoustonTexans-4。

5(-110)

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Prediction

TaketheHoustonTexanstocoverthefourpointspreadathomeoverthePittsburghSteelers。

Play:HoustonTexans-4。

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WrittenbyGregSmith


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