Colts vs Texans Odds and Predictions: The Indianapolis Colts (9-4) are eyeing their third straight win as they take on the Houston Texans (4-9) on Sunday, 20 December at the Lucas Oil Stadium.
With the playoff chances very high, the Colts won’t like to lose the momentum at such a crucial phase of the season. They have got the No. 6 Seed after the win against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Colts are currently at the 2nd spot in the AFC South. The Titans are ahead of them based on division record. A win over the Texans will surely improve the chance for the Colts to top AFC South.
The Houston Texans have nothing much to lose as they are already out of the playoff contention. However, they would definitely want to end their campaign with some good wins. They need to forget their last game against the Bears that ended in an embarrassing defeat.
The Texans played competitively in Week 13 game against the Colts, but couldn’t win the game. They need to be at their best in Week 15 to challenge the mighty hosts.
The prediction and betting platforms predicts an easy win for the Colts in this Sunday's game.
Colts vs Texans Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
The Indianapolis Colts faced a shocking 27-20 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the opening game of the season. They bounced back and defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the next game with a score of 28-11.
The Colts crushed the New York Jets in the 3rd game with a margin of 36-7. They continued their top form and defeated the Chicago Bears before facing a 32-23 loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Colts won the next 2 games against the Bengals and the Lions.
They managed to win 4 of the next 6 games and will be hosting the Texans after a thumping 44-27 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Houston Texans had a poor start to their campaign with 4 consecutive defeats against Chiefs, Ravens, Steelers, and Viking. They got their first win of the season in the game as they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars with a score of 30-14.
The Texans again lost the next two games against the Titans and the Packers. They won 3 of the next 6 games and will be visiting the Indianapolis Colts after a crushing 36-7 loss to the Chicago Bears.
The Colts have maintained a decent record at home as they won 4 of their last 6 home games. The Texans, on the other hand, could win only 2 of their last 7 away clashes.
The Colts-Texans rivalry began in September 2002 when the two teams met each other for the first time. The game ended with an easy 23-3 victory for the Indianapolis Colts.
Overall, there has been 38 games between the two sides so far (including 1 postseason game). The Colts won 29 of them, while the Texans managed to win only 9 games.
If we consider the last 5 games, The Colts have dominated the Texans 4 times. The last meeting took place recently in the Week 13 of the current season of NFL. The Colts defeated the Texans with a score of 26-20 in that game.
The Colts’ passing is led by the experienced 39 years old quarterback Philip Rivers who has eclipsed 3,507 passing yards this season at a completion rate of 68.1%. He also has 20 passing touchdowns and 9 interceptions to his name as of now.
The Texans can be proud of the performance of their star quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson has gained 3,761 passing yards so far with a completion rate of 68.9%, 25 passing touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. He is currently at the 2nd spot in the list of top passers in the current NFL season.
Jonathan Taylor has played very well for the Colts in rushing. He has already completed 759 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns.
David Johnson is the season leader for the Texans in rushing with 452 rushing yards. Quarterback Watson has led the rushing well in his absence. Fans of Texans would hope Johnson to play against the Colts on Sunday.
Wide receiver T.Y Hilton has played consistently well for the Colts this. He has completed 604 receiving yards and 46 receptions as of now.
The Texans’ receiving looks weak after the suspension of wide receiver Will Fuller. V. Brandin Cooks missed the Week 14 showdown with the Chicago Bears.
If he is not available for the next game, the Texans have to reply on Kekee Coutee and Chad Hansen. Coutee has maintained an average of 40.6 receiving yards per game in the 5 games he played.
In the defense department, linebacker Darius Leonard is the season leader for the Indianapolis Colts with 97 tackles this season. Linebacker Zach Cunningham has played incredibly well for the Houston Texans so far. He has completed 127 tackles as of now.
Talking about kicking, the Colts’ placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship has been very consistent with 27 field goals at a success rate of 90%. The Texans placekicker Ka’imi Fairbairn has also played well. He has made 20 field goals so far with a success rate of 83.3%.
The Indianapolis Colts are looking like more balanced team than the Houston Texans. They would definitely try to make things tough for the visitors with an attacking mindset.
The Texans have no margin of error against a strong team like the Colts. Although the Sunday clash is expected to be a one-sided affair, fans can hope for some surprises.
All the prediction and betting platforms are suggesting an easy home win for the Colts. As per the odds via BetMGM, the Money line for the game stands at : Texans +280 and Colts -350
The spread for Texans are +7.5, (-115) and for Colts -7.5, (-105)
Bookies.com has given the betting odds 3/10 in favor of the Indianapolis Colts and 14/5 in favor of the Houston Texans.
Oddschecker is another popular platform for betting odds. As per them, the odds are 3/10 for Indianapolis Colts’ win and 11/4 for Houston Texans’ win.