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Monday Night Football: Week 7 Preview

The UNDER has gone 13-4 for totals bettors in the Steelers' last 17 games as a home favorite as they prepare to give up a field goal at Heinz Field against the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football.

The online sportsbooks have this game set at Pittsburgh -3, with the total listed at 44.5 points. The UNDER has also gone 3-1 in the last four games between the Steelers and the Texans, while Pittsburgh is just 1-3 ATS in its last four games as a home favorite.

Houston, though, is 0-10 SU and 4-6 ATS in its last 10 games as a road underdog and the money had been fairly evenly split at most sportsbooks, including Bovada where bettors were being the offered the best price on the Texans.

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The Steelers enter Monday night at 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS on the season, and they're coming off an ugly 31-10 loss to the division-rival Browns as 2.5-point road underdogs. That was the second straight UNDER result for Pittsburgh, with the OVER/UNDER splitting at 3-3 through their six games.

The Texans started the season 2-0 both SU and ATS but since then have gone just 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS, falling 33-28 as a 2.5-point underdog at home against the division-rival Colts last time out. Houston is also 3-3 on the OVER/UNDER this season; their game against the Colts was an OVER result.

Houston topped Pittsburgh 17-10 as a 4-point home favorite when the two teams last met back in October 2011 in an UNDER result. The two franchises have only met four times in the past dating back to 2002, with the teams splitting those games 2-2 both SU and ATS and the UNDER paying out in three of the contests.

Matchup Report: Houston @ Pittsburgh (Heinz Field)

Betting Trends - Houston at Pittsburgh
Texans 0-10 SU last 10 games as road underdogs (4-6 ATS)
Steelers 1-4 ATS last 5 home games vs. AFC South
Steelers 1-3 ATS last 4 games as home favorites
UNDER 3-1 in last 4 meetings
UNDER 8-2 in Houston’s last 10 road games vs. AFC North
UNDER 6-2 in Houston’s last 8 games as road underdog
UNDER 13-4 in Pittsburgh’s last 17 games as home favorite
OVER 7-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 10 home games vs. AFC South

Houston Injuries
Darryl Morris CB Out Week 7 (ankle)
Jadeveon Clowney LB Questionable Week 7 (knee)
Mike Mohamed LB Questionable Week 7 (calf)
Brandon Brooks G Probable Week 7 (illness)
Brian Cushing LB Probable Week 7 (knee)
Arian Foster RB Probable Week 7 (groin)
DeAndre Hopkins WR Probable Week 7 (hand)
Tim Jamison DE Probable Week 7 (groin)
Andre Johnson WR Probable Week 7 (ankle)
Johnathan Joseph CB Probable Week 7 (knee)
Chris Myers C Probable Week 7 (not injury related)
Derek Newton T Probable Week 7 (elbow)
Brooks Reed LB Probable Week 7 (groin)
Jeff Tarpinian LB Probable Week 7 (knee)
J.J. Watt DE Probable Week 7 (thigh)

Pittsburgh Injuries
Steve McLendon DT Out Week 7 (shoulder)
Ivan Taylor CB Out Week 7 (forearm)
Shamarko Thomas S Out Week 7 (hamstring)
Ryan Shazier LB Questionable Week 7 (knee)
Cameron Heyward DE Probable Week 7 (ankle)
Will Johnson RB Probable Week 7 (illness)
Brett Keisel DE Probable Week 7 (knee)
Michael Mitchell S Probable Week 7 (knee)
Troy Polamalu S Probable Week 7 (not injury related)