Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts odds, picks and predictions
The Houston Texans (2-13-1) close out the season on the road Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts (4-11-1). Kickoff is at 1:00 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium (CBS). Below, we break down the Tipico Sportsbook lines for the Texans’ odds against the Colts and make our expert NFL picks and predictions.
The Texans are coming off a 31-3 loss in Week 17 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They are one loss away from securing the No. 1 pick. 1 in the 2023 NFL Draft. They have lost 10 of their last 11 games.
The Colts have lost 6 straight games and are 1-6 since Jeff Saturday was named interim coach. They are coming off a 38-10 loss to the New York Giants on the road as 5.5 point underdogs.
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Texans at odds with the Colts
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Moneyline (ML): Texans +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Colts -145 (bet $145 to win $100) Against the Spread (ATS): Texans +2.5 (-102) | Colts -2.5 (-118) Over/Under (O/U): 37.5 (O: -112 | U: -108) Catch the excitement and bet with Tipico
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Texans at Colts key injuries
WR Phillip Dorsett (snail) out TE OJ Howard (hip) questionable OL Jimmy Morrisey (concussion) out DB Steven Nelson (illness) questionable DL Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (illness) questionable
CB Brandon Facyson (concussion) questionable QB Nick Foles (ribs) out CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist) questionable TE Kylen Granson (ankle) out
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Texans at Colts picks and predictions Prediction
Colts 20, Texas 16
This game will be hard to watch. The Texans need a loss to secure the No. 1 pick. 1 in the draft. If they win and the Chicago Bears lose, they would drop to No. 2. The Colts currently have the 5th pick.
The Colts and Texans have 2 of the 3 worst offenses in the league and both are also among the worst defenses. The two teams tied 20-20 in week one.
This is a game I would normally stay away from. There is little incentive for either team to win. That said, I give the Colts the edge as the home team.
BET KOLLAT (-145).
Against the spread
The Texans are 7-8-1 ATS this season and the Colts are 6-10 ATS. Houston has covered the spread in 3 of their last 4 games while the Colts have failed to cover the spread in 4 of their last 5 games.
However, in a season finale, this will feel like a preseason game.
The Texans have failed to reach 20 points in 8 of their last 10 games. Under is 5-0 in Texans last 5 division games.
The Colts have also failed to reach 20 points in 8 of their last 10 games.
BET ON 37.5 (-108).
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