The Indianapolis Colts will be the road team on Sunday Night Football as they battle the Houston Texans in AFC South divisional play.
Start time from Houston is set for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC TV.
The betting odds from this contest have the road side Indianapolis Colts favored by –2 points with the total lined at 44 1/2 points.
The Colts are coming off a bye. The team is 5-2 on the season following a 39-33 home victory two weeks ago to the Denver Broncos as a +6 point betting odds underdog. The game total landed at over 54 ½ points. The Colts were able to hold a 26-14 first half lead.
The team gained 334 yards offensively with 121 rushing on 31 attempts. Andrew Luck hit on 21 of 38 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. They were efficient in the red zone scoring a touchdown three of four times inside the twenty. The Colts had a +2 turnover margin in victory. On defense Indianapolis allowed Denver 429 yards with 64 rushing on 20 rushes.
Houston will be coming off a much needed bye. They have lost five straight games following a 17-16 road defeat two weeks ago to the Kansas City Chiefs as a +7 point betting odds underdog. The game landed under 38 ½ points. The Texans could not overcome a 14-10 first half deficit.
The team gained 294 yards by their offense with 73 running on 24 carries. Case Keenum completed 15 of 25 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown. Starter Matt Schaub sat out with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Sunday. Houston allowed Kansas City to amass 357 yards with 126 rushing yardage on 32 attempts.