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Houston rides a six-game road losing streak into Indianapolis

The Houston Texans are 0-6 SU and 3-3 ATS over their last six road games. The Texans close out their regular season on the road this Sunday with a game against the Indianapolis Colts.

SHARK BITES
  • The Colts are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games in Week 17.
  • The Texans are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games vs divisional opponents.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Colts’ last 15 games against their division at home.

With Deshaun Watson and Tom Savage both sidelined with injuries, the Texans were forced to use both T.J. Yates and Taylor Heinicke in last Monday’s disastrous 34-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Houston is now 0-4 SU and ATS over its last four games and has been outscored 129-42 over that stretch. There is some hope for the Texans in 2018 if Watson is able to return healthy, but this team is clearly lost without him.

The Colts know all about being lost without their star quarterback. Indianapolis has marched along to a 3-12 SU and 7-8 ATS record without Andrew Luck under center and is in the midst of an 0-6 SU and 2-4 ATS slump. Indianapolis has historically fared well in this rivalry with a 24-7 SU record in its last 31 games against Houston. The Colts are also 15-5 SU in their last 20 home games against teams with losing records.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Indianapolis Colts were 4-point favorites at oddsmaker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 44 for OVER/UNDER totals betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 24-17 win for the Colts. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, 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 the party on Sunday; they are 7-8 against the spread this season, while the Indianapolis Colts are 7-8 ATS. Houston is 7-7-1 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Indianapolis is 6-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs Houston injuries news.

The game pits the Colts, currently No. 28 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Texans, who rate No. 30 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Indianapolis's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 16.07 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 27.6 PPG. The Colts aerial game is averaging 185.87 yards per game, less than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 246.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Texans own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 107.57 yards per game when on the road. Indianapolis, on the other hand, rates No. 27 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alfred Blue ran through the Pittsburgh defense for 108 yards in Houston's last game, but the Texans still lost a 34-6 decision at NRG Stadium.

In their last game, the Colts were Week 16 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 23-16 score against Baltimore.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-6-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indianapolis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 5 games
  • Indianapolis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

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