Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -5
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans go to Heinz Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh opens this game as 5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 47.5.
The Houston Texans step onto the field holding a record of 0-2 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Baltimore Ravens and lost 33-16. Deshaun Watson went 25/36 with 275 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick during the game. David Johnson led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 34 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Brandin Cooks was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 95 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 19.0 yards per catch for the game. The Houston Texans ran the ball 17 times and earned a total of 51 yards which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per run. Overall, they finished with a total of 57 plays for a total of 304 yards. On the day, the Texans had a total of 18 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 22 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston gave up 18 completions on 24 tries for a total of 177 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. On the ground, the Texans gave up 230 yards on 37 tries which gave them an average of 6.2 yards per run allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 407 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
The Texans have earned 664 total yards for the season. Offensively they're holding an average of 84.5 yards rushing ranking this team at 30th in the league. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Houston has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Houston Texans are averaging 18.0 points per game. The Texans sit in 28th in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 33.5 PPG. the opposition is running for an average of 5.6 yards per rush and 198.0 yards on the ground per game this season. For the year, they have conceded 396 rushing yards through 2 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Texans are giving up 380 yards which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. In their 2 games played this season, they are giving up 190.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 75.0%. For the season, they are surrendering 388.0 yards per game ranking them 20th in football.
The Steelers come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. The last time they took the field they faced the Denver Broncos and won 26-21. James Conner led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 59 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for 106 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Diontae Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 92 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 11.5 yards per reception for the game. Ben Roethlisberger went 29/41 with 311 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick on the day. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran the ball a total of 22 times and earned a total of 109 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per run. Overall, the Steelers earned 19 first downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 89 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 64 plays for a total of 410 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh gave up 19 completions on 39 tries totaling 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 49.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 319 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Steelers gave up 104 yards on 26 carries which is an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
Concerning how much they score, the Steelers currently sit 14th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 26.0 PPG. For the year to this point, the Steelers have racked up 509 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 254.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 10th in football. They maintain an average of 125.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 250 yards for the year. The Pittsburgh Steelers average 379.5 yards per contest which has them ranked 14th in the league. The Steelers are sitting in 7th in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 18.5 PPG. They are allowing 2.9 yards per rushing attempt and 66.5 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 133 running yards through 2 outings. In terms of yards via the pass, the Steelers are giving up 477 yards which puts them in 14th in the league. In their 2 games played, they are allowing 238.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 56.3%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 305.0 yards per game which puts them 3rd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Steelers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans +5
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