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NFL Matchup - Texans Colts Odds Preview

Indianapolis ColtsHouston Texans
Dec 16, 1:00 PM | Grass of Reliant Stadium

Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Odds

9-4TEAM RECORD11-2

The Indianapolis Colts are 3-0 SU and ATS over their last three games and will try to make it four straight with a win Sunday at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans. Indianapolis is 7-1 SU and ATS over its last eight games.

Houston had a six-game winnig streak snapped Monday night and is now 11-2 SU and 8-5 ATS on the season. The total has gone UNDER in each of the last three games between Indianapolis and Houston.

View Indianapolis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Texans pegged as 8-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 48.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 1-rated Texans and the No. 19-rated Colts in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-21 win for the Texans on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 4-ranked offense (28.1 PPG) against a Colts defense that ranks No. 23 at 25.3 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 245.2 yards per game, more than the Colts give up through the air (241.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Colts own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 128 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Colts were a 27-23 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Titans. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors. The Colts grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Titans in their last game, winning 27-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Texans were a 42-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Patriots. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (56) made winners of OVER bettors.

Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 8-2

A few Colts at Texans trends to consider:
Indianapolis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indianapolis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Indianapolis is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Indianapolis's last 25 games on the road
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Indianapolis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Indianapolis at Kansas City, Sunday, December 23
Houston home to Minnesota, Sunday, December 23