The Indianapolis Colts (1-4 SU, 3-2 ATS) are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games versus the Houston Texans (1-4 SU, 3-2 ATS). The Colts will try to get their season back on track this Sunday afternoon at 1PM EST when they host the Texans in Indianapolis.
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds & Line Movement
The Colts are a 9.5-point favorite this Sunday at GTBETS Sportsbook, following their first five matches when they were underdogs. Early UNDER bets have pushed the total down to 42.5 points from its opening line of 43.5 points. Indianapolis is 11-3 SU and 8-6 ATS in its last 14 games as a betting favorite.
Notes On The Houston Texans
Last Sunday, the Texans appeared to be on their way to an upset win at home over the New England Patriots when they took a 22-9 lead early in the third quarter. But that would be the last time Houston scored as New England mounted 16 unanswered points in the second half to hand them a 25-22 defeat.
On the bright side for the Texans, rookie quarterback Davis Mills made a significant stride in the right direction with this performance. In a 40-0 loss to Buffalo in Week 4, Mills went 11-for-21 for 87 passing yards and four interceptions, but he bounced back in Week 5 by going 21-for-29 for 312 passing yards. The wide receivers, in particular Chris Moore and Andy Cruse, had monster games. Moore caught five passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, while Cruse snagged four balls for 99 yards and two scores.
Notes On The Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts let a bigger lead slip away against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, losing 31-25 in overtime after trailing 22-3 early in the fourth quarter.In the closing moments of regulation, the Colts had a chance to win, but Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 47-yard field goal and sent the match to overtime. Blankenship is questionable for this Sunday due to a hip ailment.
In the loss to Cleveland, Carson Wentz completed 20 of 40 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown, while catching three passes for 116 yards and another score. With a Texans defense that ranks 26th in the NFL in total defense, allowing 391.8 yards per game, both could be viable picks for daily fantasy sports lineups this week.
Can The Houston Texans Cover The Pointspread?
The New England Patriots are notorious for overcoming inexperienced quarterbacks, but Davis Mills prevailed in his test last Sunday. This season, the Indianapolis defense has allowed 25.6 points per game; with 9.5 points to play with, the Texans should be able to score enough to get the cover.
Can The Indianapolis Colts Cover The Pointspread?
The Indianapolis Colts have a worse record than their record indicates. The Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens were only beaten by one score each, 4-1 teams, in the opening weeks of the season.The Indianapolis Colts could get another chance to win by double digits like they did in their 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 when they face a weak squad such as the Houston Texans.