Texans vs. Steelers NFL Week 4 Betting Lines

Houston Texans NFL Week 4 Betting Lines

Houston Texans NFL Betting Online

Even in the prior week’s home defeat to the Indianapolis Colts, the Houston Texans offense showed promise by racking up 389 combined yards and doing a solid job moving the chains on third down. DeMeco Ryans’ squad built off that showing by going into Duval County and handing the favored Jacksonville Jaguars an embarrassing 37-17 defeat en route to logging the first win of the new regime’s era. The showing impressed the NFL betting masses enough to see the betting line for this Week 4 clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers move in their direction. Whether it results in win No. 2 remains to be seen. The arrow certainly looks to be heading north for this beleaguered franchise still fighting to get out from underneath the dark cloud Deshaun Watson left on top of it before bolting for Cleveland, but it could all come crashing down should the shaky, injury-riddled O-Line be unable to fend off what’s certain to be a nasty Steelers pass rush.

NFL Week 4 Betting Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers -3

Houston Texans +3

Total: 41.5

Money Line: Steelers -170, Texans +148

Houston Texans Week 4 Matchup

On Sunday, October 1, 2023, the Houston Texans will host the Pittsburgh Steelers from NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. Kickoff time is set for 1 p.m. ET with television coverage on CBS. The lookahead NFL betting odds for this AFC squabble found the Texans lined 4.5-point home underdogs and the total set 40.5. Even with an injury list a mile long, the Texans still found a way to go into Jacksonville and have their way with the Jaguars to log their first divisional win of the season. The feat was pulled off with both Laremy Tunsil and Derek Stingley Jr. absent which speaks volumes about the win with the duo clocking in as two of the best players on the roster. Though injuries have played a role in the NFL betting market hammering the visiting Steelers with 73 percent of the money per early week wagering reports at the online sportsbook, it hasn’t stopped linemakers from dropping the NFL spread 1.5 points to +3 letting it be known more respected money jumped on Houston at the outset. You have to go back to December of 2021 to find the last time the Texans came out victorious in front of the hometown faithful. Since then, Houston has managed one tie and gone 4-6 against the NFL odds in its last ten home games! The under cashed the two times it caught a field goal or less during that stretch, but that hasn’t stopped total bettors from hitting the over which jumped a point to 41.5. Blame that on the rapport built between rookies C.J. Stroud and Tank Dell along with Nico Collins with each expected to thrive against a questionable Pittsburgh secondary that’s already been taken to task by the aerial attacks of the 49ers and Raiders. Should the unit ascend a third straight week, this could play to a high-scoring back-and-forth affair at the online sportsbook.

Houston Texans Week 3 Recap

A week removed from ripping the Colts porous secondary for 384 yards and 2:0 TD/INT ratio, rookie QB C.J. Stroud added two more touchdown strikes and another 280 yards in the Texans skunking of the Jags in Duval County. The commanding 37-17 outright win and cover proved to be the first of the DeMeco Ryans era, and it looks like more could be coming in short order provided the offense continues to hum at the level it has through the first three weeks. Though ultimately outgained 404-366, Houston’s offense was the more efficient of the two units by far with it averaging 6.5 yards per play, completing 60 percent of its 15 third down tries, and averaging a hefty 14.0 yards per completion. Most importantly, it didn’t turn the ball over once which allowed the team to win the turnover battle 2-0. Had it done a better job in the red zone (2/5), the final margin of victory would’ve been even larger than the 20 point spread! Now for the bad news – the defense still has much improvement to make if in fact it’s to compete for AFC South bragging rights and topple its 6.5-game opening win total. It’s currently a middling unit that’s gotten little to no pressure on opposing quarterbacks (No. 27) and is dealing with copious amounts of injuries in the secondary. It’s led to the over cashing in each of its last two games; the last of which proved costly for linemakers with 66 percent of the bets and 58 percent of the money expecting points to dent the board.

Houston Texans Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Baltimore Ravens L 9-25 0-1
Week 2 vs. Indianapolis Colts L 20-31 0-2
Week 3 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 37-17 1-2
Week 4 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - -
Week 5 at Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 6 vs. New Orleans Saints - -
Week 8 at Carolina Panthers - -
Week 9 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - -
Week 10 at Cincinnati Bengals - -
Week 11 vs. Arizona Cardinals - -
Week 12 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - -
Week 13 vs. Denver Broncos - -
Week 14 at New York Jets - -
Week 15 at Tennessee Titans - -
Week 16 vs. Cleveland Browns - -
Week 17 vs. Tennessee Titans - -
Week 18 at Indianapolis Colts - -

Houston is not a franchise that has lacked regular season success. The Texans made the playoffs six times from 2011 through 2019. However, their postseason record has been hapless, with no advancement past the divisional round. The Texans were founded as a 2002 expansion team following the move of the Houston Oilers to Tennessee.

Following their stunning 2019 AFC Divisional Playoff loss at the Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans have never been the same. Houston jumped out to a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter, and many fans and gamblers believed that the game was over. Instead, Kansas City exploded to score 41 unanswered points en route to a 51-31 win. The humiliation for the Texans has never been lived down. And it caused then-head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien to lose his mind.

In the offseason leading up to the 2020 campaign, O’Brien came off as unhinged with bizarre roster moves that seemed to have been an overreaction to the loss at Kansas City. The team tuned out O’Brien, and he was fired early in the 2020 campaign after an 0-4 start. Since that debacle in Kansas City, the Texans have never returned to the postseason.

NFL Football Picks

Houston Texans Past Seasons (2002)

2022 3-13-1 None
2021 4-13 None
2020 4-12 None
2019 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2018 11-5 Lost Wild Card
2017 4-12 None
2016 9-7 Lost Divisional Round
2015 9-7 Lost Wild Card
2014 9-7 None
2013 2-14 None
2012 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2011 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2010 6-10 None
2009 9-7 None
2008 8-8 None
2007 8-8 None
2006 6-10 None
2005 2-14 None
2004 7-9 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 4-12 None

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