NFL Preview: Colts vs. Texans
Divisional 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).
Houston has lost 3 straight games.
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
Indianapolis home to Baltimore, Sunday, October 12
Houston home to Miami, Sunday, October 12