Monday Night NFL Sportsbook Betting – Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday Night NFL Sportsbook Betting - Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday Night NFL Sportsbook Betting – Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers, They were certainly two teams who had a disappointing 2013 campaign and wanted to do what they could to rectify it. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, it involved their familiar principle of stability, keeping leaders in place with the hope that they could produce the success they had before. For the Houston Texans, it involved a bigger upheaval. These two teams will match up in Monday night NFL sportsbooks betting action at Heinz Field, kicking off at 8:30 PM ET.

Both of the teams have 3-3 records. And that accurately reflects the degree of inconsistency they have shown. In fact, one could argue that the Steelers have not really put four good quarters of football together, with the possible exception of a victory over the Carolina Panthers, who won last year’s NFC South title, but have been very incomplete this year.

Houston hired Bill O’Brien, who had just completed a short tenure at Penn State, as the head coach, as they fired Gary Kubiak. And they traded Matt Schaub, who got “pick-six disease” last season, replacing him, for the time being, with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. As is usually the case with Fitzpatrick, he is a temporary measure, although we are not sure who Houston has in mind for the long haul.

In the Monday Night NFL Sportsbook Betting odds at BetAnySports on this game, the Steelers are favored by a field goal:


Monday Night NFL Sportsbook Betting Courtesy Of  BetAnySports USA Online Sportsbook

Pittsburgh Steelers -3 (+105)
Houston Texans +3 (-125)

Over 44 Points -110
Under 44 Points -110

Obviously, the plan for the Texans is to run the football, and they have a pretty good instrument with whom to do it in Arian Foster, who has averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Foster has the ability to control this football game, and Pittsburgh is not the same team it used to be when it comes to stopping the run. In fact, the Steelers are not the same team on defense at all. Troy Polamalu, the future Hall of Fame safety, is in his twilight years, and is not the game-changer he used to be.

BetAnySports football betting customers are also witnessing the same old problem with the Pittsburgh offensive line, in that it has a hard time keeping quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on his feet. In fact, they have allowed 17 sacks this season, and Big Ben has been hurried numerous times. So for the Steelers, it is their ill fortune that the guy who IS a game-changer on defense is the guy who really knows how to pressure the passer. We are talking, of course, about JJ Watt, who is on track to certainly be the league’s defensive player of the year. We are going to assume that O’Brien is a smart guy, so when he talks about the possibility that Jadeveon Clowney, the #1 pick in this year’s draft, will see limited action, we will have to further assume that it means he’ll come in on obvious passing downs. And since we know what kind of athlete he is, that will only add to Roethlisberger’s problem.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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