The Indianapolis Colts enter this game with a perfect 10-0 record. However, they have looked quite vulnerable over the past few weeks narrowly escaping with a few close calls. The Colts look to remain undefeated and move closer to locking up a playoff spot Sunday when they visit a Texans team trying to win its first game in a month. The Colts hold a three-game lead in the chase for the AFC’s top seed and its 19-game winning streak is the second-longest in NFL history behind New England’s 21-game run from 2006-08. Indianapolis can clinch the AFC South for the sixth time in seven years with a victory this week coupled with a Jacksonville loss to San Francisco. The Colts have won the last four games by a combined 10 points. The Texans will have a bitter taste in their mouth as the last time these two teams met Houston kicker Kris Brown missed a potential tying 42 yard field goal as time expired giving the Colts a 20-17 win. The Texans (5-5) come into this one losers of their last two by an identical 20-17 score. Getting a win against Indianapolis might not be that easy, considering the Colts are 14-1 versus the Texans. Kickoff for this Colts vs Texans game is set for 1:00 PM EST and should be an exciting one. Listed below are your betting odds, trends and predictions.
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Colts vs. Texans betting line and odds:
Indianapolis Colts -3.5 (-115)
vs Houston Texans +3.5 (-105)
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)
Betting lines taken from www.Bodog.com
Colts vs Texans Betting Trends:
Colts are 3-16 ATS in their last 19 vs AFC South
Texans are 5-0-1 ATS vs a team with a winning record
Under is 6-1 in Texans last 7 games overall
Colts vs. Texans Predictions:
Final Score Prediction – Houston 24 Colts 21
Spread Prediction – Take HOUSTON to beat the spread in this one. Houston quarterback Matt Schaub has a career-best 19 touchdowns passes and threw for 305 yards and two TDs last week in his sixth 300-yard game. Peyton Manning has been a model of consistency throwing for over 3000 yards for the 12th consecutive season second only to Brett Favre’s 17. With quarterbacks with those numbers, this game will feature an impressive air show with Houston coming out on top with a late game field goal giving Kris Brown the chance to redeem himself. A $100 bet on either team would pay out roughly $190 at Bodog.com.
Over/Under Prediction- Bet the UNDER 47.5 total points in this game. Both teams have weak rushing attacks, as the Texans rank 30th in the NFL with 87.4 rushing yards per game, one spot ahead of the Colts (85.0). The explosive air attacks carry both teams. This will be the second meeting between the two teams so look for a lower scoring game as the coordinators have much more film to analyze and prepare. Lay down your bets on the Under in this Colts vs Texans game at Bodog.com.