Texans take on Colts in Week 17 contest
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Odds
The Houston Texans can clinch the AFC's top seed with a win this Sunday when they visit the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis is 8-2 SU and ATS over its last 10 games.
Houston is 1-2 SU and ATS over its last two games since starting the season off 11-1 SU. The total has gone UNDER in each of the last four meetings between the Texans and the Colts.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colts sit at No. 22 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Texans are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Texans will win this game 30-21.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indianapolis's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 21.9 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 20.2 PPG. The Colts aerial game is averaging 262.9 yards per game, more than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 228.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Texans feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 90.4 yards per game. Indianapolis, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.
The Texans were a 23-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Vikings. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (29) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Texans were Week 16 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-6 score against Minnesota.
Last time out for Indianapolis, they were a 20-13 winner as they battled the Chiefs on the road. The Colts covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 33 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Colts were Week 16 winners, coming out on top of the Chiefs by a score of 20-13.
Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the division are 8-2
Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few Texans at Colts trends to consider:
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Indianapolis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games when playing Indianapolis
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indianapolis is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games when playing Houston