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by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tags:  Afc   Colts   Gambling   Money Line   Nfc   NFL  

Indianapolis ColtsHouston TexansDivisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans meet at Reliant Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Colts listed as 3-point favorites versus the Texans, while the game’s total is sitting at 47.

The Colts lost to Jacksonville 23-21 as a 4-point favorite in Week 3. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (42).

Peyton Manning passed for 216 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Indianapolis, while Joseph Addai rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

The Texans lost to Jacksonville 30-27 in overtime as a 7-point underdog in Week 4. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (42.5).

Matt Schaub racked up 307 passing yards with three touchdowns for Houston, while Kevin Walter caught eight passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns.

 

 

Current streak:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Indianapolis: 1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS
Houston: 0-3 SU, 1-2 ATS

Indianapolis most recently:
When playing in October are 10-0
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the division are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indianapolis’s last 5 games when playing Houston
Indianapolis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
Indianapolis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Indianapolis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Indianapolis
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Indianapolis home to Baltimore, Sunday, October 12
Houston home to Miami, Sunday, October 12

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