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Indianapolis dominant at home against Texans

The Indianapolis Colts are 13-1 SU and 8-5-1 ATS all-time in 14 home games against the Houston Texans. With the AFC South still wide open, the Colts will hope that history of domination works in their favor on Sunday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Colts are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games as home favorites.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Texans' last 12 games in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Texans' last seven games on the road against the Colts.

Andrew Luck was sensational in his return to action on Monday night, passing for 278 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-10 rout against the New York Jets. Luck currently has the highest passer rating of his career at 98.3 with 23 touchdown passes and just eight interceptions through 11 starts. Indianapolis is 3-0 SU and ATS in its last three games with Luck under center.

Houston is fading fast with an 0-3 SU and ATS record over its last three games. Fortunately for the Texans, none of the remaining four teams on their schedule has a record above 6-6 SU. The Texans are 5-2 SU in their last seven games coming off of a loss.

Sunday's early start could work to Houston's advantage. The Texans are 11-4 SU and ATS in their last 15 games played in the early afternoon.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Indianapolis Colts in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 46.

Odds Shark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 30-14 win for the Colts on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Texans will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-6-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Indianapolis Colts are 6-5-1 ATS. Houston is 5-7 on the over under betting totals; Indianapolis is 8-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Indianapolis Colts) and the No. 27 (Houston Texans) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Indianapolis Colts No. 7-ranked offense (25.92 PPG) against a Houston Texans defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.42 PPG. The Colts passing attack has averaged 259.08 yards per game, more than the Texans give up through the air (208.42 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Houston Texans feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 116.2 yards per game. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Colts got 4 passing scores out of Andrew Luck en route to a 41-10 win over the Jets on Monday at MetLife Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indianapolis's last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games at home
  • Indianapolis is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indianapolis's last 12 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Jacksonville, Sunday, December 18th
Indianapolis at Minnesota, Sunday, December 18th

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