MNF bettors tempted by underdog Texans – 10-20-2014



Maybe Monday Night Football bettors have decided the
Pittsburgh Steelers just aren’t what they used to be at Heinz
Field, or maybe they think it’s time the Houston Texans catch a

Whatever the reason, bettors are getting behind the visiting
Texans tonight.

Pittsburgh is listed as a 3-point favorite and the action is
basically split on the spread since the open, but when it
comes to moneyline bets, 65 percent of Sports Interaction’s
action is coming in on the Texans. Pittsburgh opened as a
4-point favorite last week, though that line didn’t stay
there long.

“Early sharp action on Houston +4 caused the line quickly to
move to +3.5 and then +3,” Sports Interaction oddsmaker Greg
Sindall said. “I think bettors were looking at the quality of
the competition for both teams so far and thought there was
some value in Houston at +4. The Texans last two losses came
against Dallas and Indy whereas Pittsburgh’s recent losses
have been to the Bucs and Browns. And Pittsburgh has not
beaten a decent team this season.”

Not only that, but the Steelers are also 2-4 against the
spread overall and 0-2 against the number at home this year.

Sindall doesn’t expect this line to move much before the
kick. As of now, Sports Interaction has the juice at -110 for
each side.

“I think this line will remain on 3 but I would not be
surprised to see the price on Houston +3 to drop,” Sindall
said. “It takes a pretty major imbalance in action to move
off of 3.”

Don’t expect much, if any, movement on the total either. The
Over/Under opened at 44.5 last week and is now holding steady
at 44.


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