Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans

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October 08, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT
 | NRG Stadium

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2 - 2
1 - 3
October 08, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT
 | NRG Stadium
  • The AFC South hasn’t been the most exciting division in the NFL this season, but fans and bettors alike will be hoping the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans can put on a better show in Thursday Night Football.

    Shark Bites
    • Since 2007, the Colts are 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS on the road in Thursday Night Football.
    • The Texans have outscored opponents 74-19 in the first half this season.
    • Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck will start again in place of the injured Andrew Luck(shoulder).

    Thanks to a 16-13 overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, the Colts hold the division lead with a mediocre 2-2 SU record. The Tennessee Titans are second at 1-2, while the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Texans are bringing up the rear at 1-3 SU.

    Indy was forced to start veteran signal caller Matt Hasselbeck in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury to star QB Andrew Luck and Hasselbeck filled in admirably. The 40-year-old finished the game 30-of-47 for 282 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

    Houston is just 1-3 ATS at the betting window so far in the young NFL campaign and the Colts have been even worse going 0-4 ATS.

    Since its inception in 2006, the Colts are undefeated in Thursday Night Football despite playing every game away from Indianapolis.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The betting line for this game was off the board early in the week due to Luck's injury.

    Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The Houston Texans sport a record of 1-3 and 1-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Indianapolis Colts sit at 2-2 and 0-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-2 for the Texans and 1-3 for the Colts. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Indianapolis injuries news.

    The game pits the Houston Texans, currently No. 18 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Indianapolis Colts, who rate No. 12 in the latest survey.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits Houston's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 19.25 PPG, against a Colts defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 23.25 PPG. The Texans aerial game is averaging 284.5 yards per game, more than the Colts secondary allows through the air, 268 YPG per game.

    In comparing defenses, the Indianapolis Colts own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117.5 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 7 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    The Colts grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Jaguars in their last game, winning 16-13 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Houston lost its last outing 48-21 against Atlanta on Sunday, getting a 157-yard receiving performance from DeAndre Hopkins in a losing cause at Georgia Dome.

    Betting Trends
    • Indianapolis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Indianapolis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
    • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indianapolis's last 11 games
    • Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Houston is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
    • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
    • Houston is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indianapolis

    Next Betting Matchups

    Indianapolis home to New England, Sunday, October 18th
    Houston at Jacksonville, Sunday, October 18th

Power Ranking
Indianapolis 13
Houston 9
Betting Odds Preview

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

The AFC South hasn’t been the most exciting division in the NFL this season, but fans and bettors alike will be hoping the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans can put on a better show in Thursday Night Football.

Smart Chart
  • IND
  • 17.00
  • 25.12
  • -8.12
  • 201.88
  • 109.76
  • 209.94
  • 124.06
  • 0.76
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Passing Yards
  • Rush Yards
  • Passing Yards Allowed
  • Rushing Yards Allowed
  • Turnover Differential
  • HOU
  • 17.00
  • 24.71
  • -7.71
  • 196.71
  • 86.82
  • 209.29
  • 170.24
  • 0.06
Head to Head Summary

No data available.

Team Record
Indianapolis Colts
All Last 3 vs Conf vs Div
ATS Home0-20-20-20-1
ATS Away0-20-10-20-1
Team Record
Houston Texans
All Last 3 vs Conf vs Div
ATS Home1-11-00-10-0
ATS Away0-20-20-00-0
Head to Head Detail
Search NFL DatabaseTeamsScoreRush YardsPass YardsTotal YardsTurnovers
Dec 14, 2014HOU101371522892
Oct 9, 2014IND33933634562
Dec 15, 2013HOU31071322392
Nov 3, 2013IND27692453140
Dec 30, 2012HOU161022503522
Dec 16, 2012IND171241482721
Dec 22, 2011HOU161711122831
Sep 11, 2011IND7641722362
Nov 1, 2010HOU171081832912
Sep 12, 2010IND24444194631
Betting Odds Trends
Betting Odds Trends
Indianapolis Colts
  • Grover Stewart DT Is OUT next 6 games, Suspension
  • Jonathan Taylor RB Is out indefinitely, Thumb
  • Jelani Woods TE IR, Hamstring
  • Anthony Richardson QB IR; is out for season, Shoulder
  • JuJu Brents CB Is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati, Quad
  • Evan Hull RB IR; is out for season, Knee
Houston Texans
  • Eric Murray S IR, Knee
  • Ka'imi Fairbairn K IR, Quad
  • Hassan Ridgeway DT IR, Ankle
  • M.J. Stewart CB IR, Shoulder
  • Dalton Schultz TE Is "?" Sunday vs NY Jets, Hamstring
  • Tytus Howard T Is out for season, Knee
  • Grayland Arnold CB IR, Calf
  • Kendrick Green G IR, MCL
  • Teagan Quitoriano TE IR, Groin
  • Tank Dell WR Left game, is doubtful Sunday vs NY Jets, Undisclosed
  • Jarrett Patterson C IR, Ankle
Last 5 Games
Indianapolis Colts
Date OPP Score SU Line ATS Off. Rush Off. Pass Off. Total Def. Rush Def. Pass Def. Total TO
Oct 4, 2015JAC16-13W-4/43L/U602663261422894312
Sep 27, 2015TEN35-33W-3/46.5L/O133245378883454330
Sep 21, 2015NYJ7-20L-6/45.5L/U932503431012433444
Sep 13, 2015BUF14-27L-1/44.5L/U642403041471953423
Jan 18, 2015NE7-45L7/52.5L/U831262091772203972
Houston Texans
Date OPP Score SU Line ATS Off. Rush Off. Pass Off. Total Def. Rush Def. Pass Def. Total TO
Oct 4, 2015ATL21-48L4/47.5L/O543744281352433784
Sep 27, 2015TB19-9W-6/40.5W/U186227413572613180
Sep 20, 2015CAR17-24L3/41.5L/U612393001721783500
Sep 13, 2015KC20-27L1/40.5L/O98298396972333302
Dec 28, 2014JAC23-17W-8.5/38.5L/O1232353581211122332
Offensive Comparison

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Defensive Comparison
Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans

Scoring Allowed

Points Allowed

25.12 24.71

Last 3 Games

22.00 27.00

Yards Per Point

18.33 16.68

Overall Yards Allowed


334 379.53


209.94 209.29


124.06 170.24

On Road vs. At Home Yards Allowed


340.89 392.13


217.33 217.13


123.56 175.00
Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense17.003124.7127
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense186.5627217.1319
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense121.3317175.0032
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense17.003025.1229
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense167.0029217.3315
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense87.5030123.5616
Recent Form

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Power Stats
  • IND
  • 18.33
  • 13.3
  • 5.04
  • 8.62
  • 9.78
  • -1.16
  • 4.25
  • 4.13
  • 0.12
  • Yards Per Point
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Pass
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Rush
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • HOU
  • 16.68
  • 15.36
  • 1.32
  • 9.5
  • 10.59
  • -1.09
  • 3.71
  • 5.05
  • -1.34
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