The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as five-point favorites against the Houston Texans this Sunday at Heinz Field, according to odds released Sunday by BetOnline.ag.
The Steelers sit at 2-0 on the season after victories at the New York Giants and at home over the Denver Broncos, while the Texans are 0-2, dropping games to the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers are 1-1 against the spread, covering a six-point line against the Giants, but failing to hit that same figure in Sunday’s five-point victory over the Broncos.
The Texans have twice been losers in the eyes of bettors as well as on the scoreboard. They could not cover a 9.5-point spread against the Chiefs or a 7.5-point line against the Ravens.
The point total of Sunday’s game, which will kick off at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field, is 44.5.
The Steelers and Texans have met six times since the Houston squad joined the league in 2002, and the upstarts have had a significant disadvantage, losing four of the six games and each of the last two contests in 2017 and 2014. The last Houston win over Pittsburgh came in 2011.
Pittsburgh has not started its season with three straight wins since beating Atlanta, Tennessee and Tampa Bay to start the 2010 season. The Steelers finished that year with 12-4 record, winning the AFC North and falling to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
Steelers Super Bowl Odds Improve Again, Now Third-Best in NFL
The Pittsburgh Steelers have seen their Super Bowl odds shorten again following their 6-0 start, and now own the third-best odds in the league.
Pittsburgh is now 15/2 to win Super Bowl LV in Tampa, up from 12/1 last week, courtesy of BetOnline.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also saw their odds shorten after a Week Seven victory, and are now 13/2.
Even though they were idle last week, the Baltimore Ravens was their odds lengthen from 6/1 to 13/2. The Kansas City Chiefs saw their Super Bowl odds remain the same at 15/4.
Pittsburgh’s 6-0 start to the season is their best since 1978. They won Super Bowl XIII that year.
The Steelers will once again put their unbeaten record on the line against a top AFC contender when they visit the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.
Steelers Open as 5.5-Point Underdogs at Baltimore
The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as 5.5-point underdogs on the road on Sunday against Baltimore Ravens, according to odds released by BetOnline.ag.
The Steelers are 6-0 this season after Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. They also own victories over the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.
The Ravens are 5-1 and coming off their bye week. They’ve beaten Cleveland, Philadelphia, Houston, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Football Team, while losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Steelers are 5-1 against the spread, winning as a one-point underdog to the Titans and covering as favorites against the Browns, Eagles, Giants and Texans, but failing to cover six points in a five-point win over Denver.
Baltimore is 3-3 against the spread. They’ve been favored in all six games to this point, three times by double digits. They covered 12.5 points in a 24-point win over Cincinnati, but couldn’t hit the mark as 10.5-point favorites at Philadelphia or 14.5 point favorites at Washington. They lost as home favorites to Chiefs.
A total (over/under) line has not yet been released by most sports books. Sunday’s game will kick off at 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.
Steelers Own Fifth-Best Odds to Win Super Bowl LV
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl odds have shortened again after their 5-0 start and their drubbing of the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.
The Steelers are now 12/1 to win Super Bowl LV in Tampa, tied with the Green Bay Packers for the fifth-best odds in the league, courtesy of BetOnline.ag. They were 16/1 entering Week 6.
Pittsburgh was one of five teams to see their odds shorten, as did the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tennessee Titans.
The Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints and Packers all have longer odds entering Week 7.
The Steelers will look to build on their historic start when they visit the undefeated Titans this weekend, which will be just the eighth meeting in league history between unbeaten teams with five or more wins.
Pittsburgh is 5-0 for the first time since 1978, when the Steelers won Super Bowl XIII.