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NFL Betting Preview and Pick - Houston Texans Underdogs vs Colts at Indianapolis

Houston Texans


Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Lucas Oil Stadium

The 9-4 Colts can clinch top spot in the AFC South with a SU win over the 7-6 Texans on Sunday. Indy has won three straight SU but is 3-3 ATS in their last six. The Colts continue to roll along with a league-best 432.4 total yards per game and have scored 31.3 points per game, but have seen the UNDER go 2-1 in their last three games.

The Texans are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four, returning them to the AFC Wild Card hunt, but need a SU win to keep their hopes alive. The Texans lost 33-28 at home to Indy in Week 6, but are winless in their last five visits to Indianapolis, 1-4 ATS.

Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Indianapolis Colts were listed as -7-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 49.

Computer Prediction: Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-29 victory for the Colts. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Indianapolis Colts are 9-4 overall and 9-4 ATS against the spread, while the Texans are 7-6 and 8-5 ATS. As for the totals, Indianapolis is 9-4 on the OU, and Houston is 7-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Indianapolis Colts) and the No. 13 (Houston Texans) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Stats Matchup

The game also pits Indianapolis's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 31.31 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 20 PPG. The Colts aerial game is averaging 321.85 yards per game, more than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 264.54 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Houston Texans feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 96.86 yards per game. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Jaguars, they had no answer for Arian Foster as the Texans rolled to a 27-13 victory at EverBank Field.

T.Y. Hilton was good for 150 receiving yards in the Colts's most recent action, helping his team to a 25-24 victory over the Browns.

Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Indianapolis is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Indianapolis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Indianapolis's last 15 games
Indianapolis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Baltimore, Sunday, December 21st
Indianapolis at Dallas, Sunday, December 21st