Coming off a 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, the expectations for the Pittsburgh Steelers going forward were diminished significantly. Hence why there was shock across the Steelers' fan base when the early line on the upcoming Monday Night Football game at Heinz Field had the Steelers giving the Houston Texans 4 points.
Sometimes Las Vegas knows something no one else does, but we look to the experts to see who they are taking in this Monday night matchup between two teams that desperately need a win to propel their record over the .500 mark.
Here at SB Nation, the expert picks are split 50/50 down the middle. Of the 6 writers that provide picks for the entire weekly slate of games, 3 think the Steelers will win while the other 3 think the Texans will win this road game.
The indecision continues to FoxSports.com, where although the majority of experts see the Steelers winning at home, there are 2 of the 5 experts think the Texans are more than capable of walking into Heinz Field and leaving with their 4th victory of the season.
The indecision surprisingly stops there as the experts at Yahoo! Sports are all-in on the Steelers winning this matchup in prime time, and the experts at ESPN.com are drinking the Steelers' kool-aid too as Mike Golic and Seth Wickersham are the only two experts of the 13 person panel who think the Texans win this football game.
The Steelers have been extremely inconsistent on the field, as well as in the win/loss columns. Win a game, lose a game, then repeat. In a game that pits two 3-3 teams against one another, there is a lot on the line for these two teams in terms of position in their respective divisions.
Regardless of what your personal feelings are surrounding this matchup, Las Vegas favors the Steelers in this game, and so do the experts.