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Indianapolis Colts (6-6) take on the Houston Texans (9-3) on December 09, 2018, 1:00 PM ET at the NRG Stadium.

ODDS: HOU -4.0 o/u 49.0
OPEN: HOU -3.5 o/u 51.5

Mostly Cloudy with 66% cloud cover and a 0% chance for rain. It will be 50° with 64% humidity and winds at 9 mph NNW. The NRG Stadium has an retractable roof so weather should not be a major factor.

Indianapolis is ranked #8 in offense and #16 in defense while Houston is ranked #11 offensively and #3 defensively.

Indianapolis Stats
Passing Yards 279.8 6th
Rushing Yards 102.5 24th
Points For 26.8 8th
Points Against 23.1 15th
Houston Stats
Passing Yards 232.7 19th
Rushing Yards 136.8 3rd
Points For 24.8 12th
Points Against 19.9 5th

Betting Trends:

  • Colts are 6-6 (5-6-1 ATS) this season
  • Indianapolis o/u is 5-5 the last 10 games
  • Indianapolis is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Indianapolis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texans are 9-3 (6-6 ATS) this season
  • Houston o/u is 5-5 the last 10 games
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Prediction: Colts 18 - Texans 27.
Betting Pick: Houston Texans -3.5 and UNDER 49.

Computer Prediction - Sportsjaw Scorecaster is a free prediction tool using fundamental NFL handicapping metrics: offensive and defensive stats, score differentials, yards per attempt, rushing yards, NFL power rankings, rushing/passing yards, and points allowed.

  • Bettor Insights

  • Yesterday at 10:53am

    Under 49.5 looks tempting - Colts offense stalled last week and won't be any easier against this Texans defense.

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    • 27 Agree
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      Yesterday at 11:05amMore
      Doesn't change my Texans pick but Adam Schefter just said TY Hilton will go for Indy today.
  • Yesterday at 10:13am

    The injuries keep piling up for the Colts and they will be without 4 starters from last week, 2 offensive linemen and safety Mike Mitchell and corner Ryan Kelly. Houston is balling right now, the edge in this one is the Texans defense.

    My Pick: Houston -4

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    • 19 Agree
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  • December 8 at 10:46pm

    Watson hitting a streak. My boy going to take this to the house.

    My Pick: Houston -4.5

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  • Yesterday at 4:03pm

    Indianapolis Star: Colts lead Texans 24-14 in fourth quarter


    The Indianapolis Colts (6-6) are fighting for their playoff lives Sunday when they visit the AFC South-leading Houston Texans, who have won nine straight games. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. on CBS. Please keep it here and keep refreshing.

    Fourth quarter

    Houston gets it at its 30 with 4:30 left.

    Luck to Hilton, 29 yards. Hilton up to 193 yards, Luck 381.

    Colts have it at their 23 with 6:41 to go after a punt.

    Margus Hunt gets his 5th sack of the season.

    Christian Covington sacks Andrew Luck, forcing a punt.

  • Yesterday at 1:32pm

    Indianapolis Star: Colts and Texans defenses are stout early


    The Indianapolis Colts (6-6) are fighting for their playoff lives Sunday when they visit the AFC South-leading Houston Texans, who have won nine straight games. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. on CBS. Please keep it here and keep refreshing.

    First quarter

    Colts get it at their 41 with 8:10 to go.

    Kenny Moore comes in with the blitz and gets the sack of Deshaun Watson. Time for a Houston punt.

    Colts go 3-and-out again. Texans get at their 20 with 9:46 left.

    Texans go 3-and-out. Colts have it at their 45 with 11:28 to go.

  • Yesterday at 1:31pm

    Houston Chronicle: Check out the Texans fans tailgating before game against Colts


    Temperatures on Sunday morning were in the 40s, but that didn't stop die-hard Texans fans from tailgating outside NRG Stadium as they prepared to watch their team face the Indianapolis Colts.

    The Texans are wrapping up a stretch of three straight home games, and will head out on the road the next two weeks. The Texans play the final home game of the regular season when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 30.

    Of course, the Texans also hope to play a home game in the playoffs at NRG Stadium.

    Browse through the photos above for a look at Texans fans tailgating outside NRG Stadium on Sunday.

  • Yesterday at 10:50am

    Stampede Blue: Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans: 2018 Week 14 Game Hub


    The Colts are in actual must-win territory Sunday when they face the Houston Texans on the road for a chance to remain in the playoff race. Their loss last week to the Jaguars made this game critical if they want any shot to snatch that final wild card slot.

    It comes at an inopportune time, while the Colts are struggling with some tough injuries and the Texans seem to be surging toward the postseason. Can the Colts take care of business and give themselves a chance? Stay tuned here for all your game related updates!

  • Yesterday at 10:50am

    Battle Red Blog: Countdown To Kickoff: Texans vs. Colts


    The Colts and Andrew Luck are at NRG Stadium this afternoon, trying to upset the Texans and put an end to the team's nine-game winning streak. The Texans are on fire right now, looking to win a second game against Indy this season. We're here, waiting (patiently?) until the action begins.

    The Good Guys will be looking for a tenth straight win, especially since the next two games (Jets and Eagles) are on the road before the team ends the regular season hosting the Jaguars (minus Blake Bortles?

  • Yesterday at 10:11am

     Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans on 2018-12-09 added by Covers

    Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
    Houston Texans
    (61% consensus)... http://bit.ly/2B6GOva

  • December 8 at 10:28pm

    Betting Prediction for Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans on December 09, 2018, 1:00 PM ET

     Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans on 2018-12-09 added by OddsShark

    Free Betting Prediction: Houston will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .

    Houston picked off Baker Mayfield three times and recovered a fumble in a 29-13 win to extend its streak to nine games. The Texans are now 9-3 straight up and 6-6 against the spread. They've covered five of their last six games. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2E8JAln

  • December 7 at 8:36pm

    Naptown's Finest: Colts vs. Texans week 14: Game predictions


    The Colts should be fired up for this week. They want to get the bad taste out of their mouth from last week in Jacksonville. They were shut out and looked like a really bad team. But now their backs are against the wall. They need a win in the worst way.

    Based on how both teams are playing, it should be a really good game. Both teams have been playing well as of late. The Colts have won 5 of their last 6, and Houston has won 9 in a row. It should be some good football.

  • December 7 at 5:10pm

    Fansided: Colts vs. Texans week 14: Fantasy watch

    Most fantasy leagues are now getting into the playoffs. My league is in the first week of the postseason actually. In order for you to succeed and move on to the next round, you need solid games from key players. This game should have a wealth of both.

    Andrew Luck should be started in all leagues. He had a horrible game last week after being shut out, but that only makes him a better start this week. He will be angry and will want to put up all kinds of yards on the Texans defense. Expect him to have a solid game.

  • December 7 at 5:10pm

    Battle Red Blog: Texans-Colts Regular Season 2018 (Part II): Schedule, Game Time, TV Channel, Radio, And Online Streaming


    The last time the Texans and Colts met, back on September 30th, the Texans had yet to win a game in 2018. The Texans managed to beat the Colts in Indianapolis two and a half months ago, and they have not lost since.

    The @HoustonTexans have not lost since September 23rd. Since that time we've had 2 NFL Head Coaches fired, The Red Sox won The World Series, an NBA season has started, Mid terms have come and gone and we've celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving and Diwali. And Hanukkah has begun

    -- trey wingo (@wingoz) December 3, 2018

    Houston is now chasing its tenth win a row and can clinch the AFC South with a victory on Sunday and a Titans loss to the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football.

  • December 7 at 3:22pm

    Battle Red Blog: Three and Out: Colts-Texans Predictions


    Well, it's finally here. The Houston Texans (9-3) will finally play a top-tier quarterback for only the third and final time this regular season when they host the Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at NRG Stadium Sunday. Of course that count includes Tom Brady Week 1, Andrew Luck Week 4, and now Luck again in Week 14.

    Luck has been on an absolute tear the last several weeks, and he and WR T.Y. Hilton have made a habit of mercilessly shredding the Texans over the years... but all that is in the past. Well, other than when they were on their way to doing it again in Week 4 of this season before Hilton left the game with an injury.

  • December 7 at 11:35am

    Stampede Blue: Colts vs Texans: Week 14 matchups to watch


    In a back stretch full of games that were virtually "must win" for the Colts, this week that sentiment is even more relevant. The Colts travel to Houston Sunday, and this time it really is a must win game. A loss to the Texans all but assures that the Colts will be staying home in January. With such an impactful game ahead, let's take a look at the matchups that will define this game.

    The offensive line of the Colts will look dramatically different when they take the field Sunday from the unit that faced the Texans in their first contest.

  • December 6 at 4:05pm

    Houston Chronicle: Stephanie Stradley's Texans-Colts Q&A with Brad Wells


    I'm pleased to do this week's Colts-focused Q&A with Brad Wells (@BradWellsNFL). He is a longtime NFL writer best known for his Colts work with SB Nation. When he has an opinion about a subject, there is no doubt what that opinion is. I'm good with opinions so here we are.

    So this link is the last Colts' game preview I did with Kyle Rodriguez. What do you think is the same or different from the last game and what is your current thinking about the team's prospects now and to finish the year?

  • December 6 at 2:53am

    Fansided: 3 Challenges the Houston Texans must overcome vs. Colts in Week 14

    Riding a nine-game win streak, the Houston Texans are a hot team and seem hard to stop. However, the Texans have a tough challenge to face when they play the improved Indianapolis Colt this Sunday in Week 14.

    Earlier this season, the Texans got their first win against the Colts in a 37-34 shootout. In a sloppy affair between the Colts and the Texans, the game was decided on a bad decision made by the Colts head coach, Frank Reich.

    However, this week, the Texans will not be as lucky. This is because the Colts, like the Texans, have also greatly improved.

  • December 5 at 2:47pm

    Naptown's Finest: Colts vs. Texans week 14: Key matchups

    Last week was an abomination for the Colts. Getting shut out was unacceptable for this team, and they know it. They are going to try to bounce back against the 9-3 Texans. In order to do that, they have to be on the winning side of these key matchups.

    Reich had his worst game as a head coach last week. His play calls were dumb and bad, and it cost the team. He went for it on 4th down three times, and failed to convert even once. He needs to do much better on Sunday if they want to have any chance to win the game.

  • December 5 at 9:57am

    Naptown's Finest: Colts vs. Texans week 14: A bettor's guide


    The Colts are looking to bounce back this weekend after an embarrassing loss to the Jaguars. They look to do that against the leaders of the AFC South in Houston. It seems like a tall challenge, and Vegas also seems to think it will be hard to do.

    As of the time I write this, the Texans are a 4.5 favorite to win the game in Houston. That seems like a fair spread considering what just transpired last weekend for both teams. The Colts get shutout and lose and Houston destroys Cleveland and looks dominant.

    With it being a 4.

  • December 4 at 3:24pm

    Naptown's Finest: Colts vs. Texans week 14: General preview


    There was a big opportunity lost on Sunday for the Colts. They got shut out 6-0 in Jacksonville against a bad Jaguars team. Losing that game makes it almost impossible for the Colts to win the division now. But if they are going to, they have to beat this Houston team Sunday.

    This game could help decide the playoff fate of the Colts. Winning this game puts them back on track to be in that second wild card spot, and even gives them an outside shot at the division. But losing this game could eliminate them from both.

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